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Looking for help regarding an 1861 Baptism

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Re: Looking for help regarding an 1861 Baptism

Posted: 1555968555000
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All baptism records for this area of New York are actually online at familysearch. They are digitized and you can look through them at home, the only problem is that they aren't indexed or 'searchable' in the internet sense.

I've done a lot of research on Irish catholics in the area. Part of my family went to St. Mary's Church in Pavilion, but before that opened in 1865, all the events were recorded at St. Joseph's in Batavia. Around the 1850s and 1860s, a lot of catholic parishes were opening in the larger towns, and then operating 'missions' in the smaller towns that didn't have a parish yet. This means that sometimes, early parish records for one town may be categorized and included with ones from another town.

If you're looking for a baptism from 1861, there are a few different possibilities I would try.

1) St. Michael's Church at Warsaw. Their baptism records start in 1858 and it's a relatively small parish, so it won't take long to look through.

2) St. Vincent De Paul in Attica. Their baptism records start in 1856.

3) St. Joseph's in Batavia. Their baptism records start in 1849 and the description also mentions records from missions in Attica, Perry, and Silver Springs.

4) Immaculate Conception in East Aurora, Erie County. Their baptism records start in 1858. Even though this one is out of the way, the description says that records from "Marilla, Holland, Attica, Spring Brook, and East Aurora Parishes" I'm not sure on the timeframe of what Attica records would be there, but if you can't find your record anywhere else, this is where I would look.

To view the digitized microfilm, you click on the little black and white camera icon that's in the bottom right of the screen.

I hope this helps!
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