Sacramental Records Requests

Sacramental records of baptisms, marriages, confirmation and funerals are recorded and maintained at the individual parishes of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Baptismal certificates are only issued by the parish of baptism to the person named in the record, or the parent of a minor child with proof of identification. Sacramental certificates will not be issued for genealogical research or to anyone other than the person(s) who made the sacrament. If you are out of town, please ask the baptismal parish to send your records to a local Catholic parish near you to pick up the certificate.

Please contact the parish of baptism to obtain a copy of an individual certificate. Baptisms in the Archdiocese of San Antonio are indexed to provide assistance in locating the church of baptism. We provide assistance in ascertaining the parish where a person has been baptized when their parish is unknown. In order to provide research of the baptismal parish, please provide the name given at baptism as well as the family name, date of birth, father’s name and mother’s maiden name. Searches may take up to 5 business days, please plan accordingly.

Closed parish’s sacramental registers may be transferred to the either the Archives of the Archdiocese of San Antonio or to another parish. The sacramental registers for St. Stephen Catholic Church is now located at St. John Berchmans. Please contact the church office at (210) 434-3247. For other closed parishes, please contact the Archives at (210) 734-1959.

If you are in need of an immediate family member’s certificate who is deceased for other reasons, please contact the Archives for assistance in obtaining the record. Submit questions or a request using the button below.

Contact Us

2718 W. Woodlawn Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78228
(210) 734-1959

Elvira Sanchez Kisser
Director of Archives and Records Management