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The mission of the Archives Office is to collect, preserve, and make available the permanent and official records of the Diocese of Youngstown, its people, parishes, churches, institutions, and associations.

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Joan Lawson, Chancellor & Diocesan Archivist

(330) 744-8451 x290

Hannah Klacik, Archives Assistant

(330) 744-8451 x302

If you are unsure of where your sacramental records are presently located because of the closing or merging of your parish, please see our List of Sacramental Records Locations.

Requesting a Sacramental Record:

The Archives of the Diocese of Youngstown holds sacramental registers from closed parishes and institutions. Due to the personal and confidential nature of the information it is Diocesan policy that sacramental registers created after 1930 are not available to the public.

The following individuals may, however, request and obtain certified copies of sacramental certificates by completing the form below:

  • The recipient of the sacrament;
  • If the recipient of the sacrament is currently a minor, the minor’s parents;
  • If the recipient of the sacrament currently has a legal guardian, the legal guardian;
  • If the recipient of the sacrament is deceased, an immediate relative;
  • Requesting church institutions;
  • Persons who demonstrate a legitimate reason for requesting the record.


To request a sacramental record or other information please complete the form below.

Request for Sacramental Records

Please complete all required fields and click "Submit."




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By checking the box above and submitting this form, I acknowledge I am over 18 years of age, and that I have truthfully and accurately completed this form including with respect to my identity and the purpose of my request. I acknowledge that the Diocese may, in its sole discretion, request further information from me in order to verify my identity and I agree to provide the Diocese with any further information requested prior to the release of any records. I consent to receive further communications pertaining to my request from the Diocese of Youngstown by email at the email address provided above. In addition, by checking the box below and as consideration for receiving any records in connection with my request, I agree, to the fullest extent allowed by law, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and the Diocese of Youngstown, and their respective agents, representatives, and employees (the “Diocese”) from and against all claims including without limitation claims for misuse of information and/or invasion of privacy, damages, losses and expenses that in any way arise out of or relate to the records that I receive from the Diocese or the Diocese’s disclosure of such records to me.