The Archives of the Archdiocese of Seattle has resources
which may be of interest to genealogists. We can answer specific questions regarding
the sacraments of baptism, first communion, confirmation, marriage and death. Genealogical
research is conducted on the first and third Friday of each month.
Please be sure to review policies regarding registers before
you request records from the collections.
A sacramental record is a record of baptism, first communion,
confirmation, marriage or death. First and foremost these
records are created with the presumption of privacy and to document
a sacred rite of the Catholic Church. They are not created
with the intention of being a resource for modern day genealogists.
The registers themselves are not open for examination.
Requests for these records must be made in writing. If the
requested record can be located one will be provided with an
accurate transcription by the Archives staff. Fees are charged
beginning at $20.00. In order to locate a specific record certain
information is necessary such as the name of the person, date of
the sacrament and the name of the church or city where the sacrament