Source Information

Ancestry.com. Illinois, Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Sacramental Records, 1853-1975 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2018.

About Illinois, Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Sacramental Records, 1853-1975

This collection contains sacramental records from the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Established in 1853, the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is comprised of 28 counties and 7 deaneries across southern central Illinois. Indexes have been provided for baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and burials.

Baptism records will typically contain the following information:

  • Name of individual baptized
  • Date of baptism
  • Date of birth
  • Parents' names
  • Birth place
  • Additional information not typically found within a baptism record may have been added to the register at a later date, and can be found by viewing an image. This additional information may include a marriage date, spouse name, death date, or confirmation date.

Confirmation records will typically contain the following information:

  • Name of individual confirmed
  • Date of confirmation
  • Age at confirmation
  • Date of baptism
  • Baptism place
  • Parents' names

Marriage records will typically contain the following information:

  • Name of groom
  • Baptism date and place of groom
  • Birth place of groom
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Date of marriage
  • Name of bride
  • Baptism date and place of bride
  • Birth place of bride
  • Bride's parents' names

Burial records will typically contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Date of burial
  • Date of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of spouse
  • Parents' names