Cincinnati Roman Catholic parish baptisms

Explore your Roman Catholic ancestry from Cincinnati with this exclusive collection of Roman Catholic sacramental registers. The registers embrace the greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas and include over a century of baptismal records.

With each result, you will be provided with a transcript of the vital details from the original registers. In the future, Findmypast will add images to this collection. Within the transcript, you will find a combination of the following facts:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Baptism date
  • Parish
  • City
  • County
  • State
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Country
  • Archive

This collection of baptismal records come from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and have been published as part of Findmypast’s Catholic Heritage Archive. Cincinnati is located in the Southwest region of Ohio. The Archdiocese first started in 1821 and has a long tradition of being a place of worship for immigrants and pioneers. The Church supported the growing influx of German and Irish immigrants.


Most Roman Catholic registers are in Latin. Findmypast’s search will search for the Latin translation of your ancestor’s name.

For help deciphering Latin terms, please see the below key terms:

  • Birth (nati, natus, genitus, natales, ortus, oriundus)
  • Baptism date (datum baptismi)
  • Birth date (datum nativitatis)
  • Birth place (locus nativitatis)
  • Cemetery (cemeterio)
  • Christening (baptismi, baptizatus, renatus, plutus, lautus, purgatus, ablutus, lustratio)
  • Child (infans, filius/filia, puer, proles)
  • Death, died (obiit, defunctorum, defuncti)
  • Father (pater)
  • Godparent (patrini, levantes, susceptores, compater, commater, matrina)
  • Marriage date (datum matrim)
  • Married together with (matrimonium contraxit cum)
  • Mother (mater)
  • Name and residence (nomen et residentia)
  • Parents (parentes, genitores)
  • Priest’s name (nomen sacerdotis)
  • Witnesses (testes)
  • When (quando)
  • Where (ubi)
  • Years of age (aetatis)