Cincinnati Roman Catholic Parish Burials

Burial records from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati can provide you will vital information for your family tree. The burial records include Greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas of Ohio. Many of the burial records will give you the name of your ancestor’s next of kin.

A burial record may include the following facts about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Age – at the time of death
  • Birth year
  • Death date
  • Burial date
  • Parish
  • City
  • County
  • State
  • Next of kin
  • Relationship to next of kin
  • Archive
  • Images of the original sacramental registers held by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be added soon.

    This collection of Roman Catholic sacramental registers has been brought online through a partnership with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Findmypast. In 1850, Cincinnati was the 5th largest city in the United States. Its location on the Ohio River made it a popular stopping off point for immigrants and pioneers traveling west, many of whom stopped long enough to create a sacramental record. Early in the history of the Archdiocese, there were large numbers of German and Irish immigrants spread throughout its counties and, by the end of the 19th century, there were joined by increasing numbers of Italians and Eastern Europeans.

    The Catholic Church holds some of the oldest and best-preserved genealogical records in existence. However, as many of these documents memorialize important religious sacraments, their privacy has long been protected and access to original copies has, until now, been hard to come by.


    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)