Wednesday, May 7, 2008

1964-65 Card Indexing of Baptismal, Confirmation entries

The 1868-1968 Sacred Heart Church Centennial
transcribed by Ceil Wendt Jensen

During the century of its existence, our parish has lived a Century of Faith. The records of baptism, which date back to 1868, have 8348 entries. Confirmation administered by the Bishops of the Diocese 4761- Marriages contracted 1880- Burials 3319. There are many requests for certification o f baptism. A gigantic work done in 1964-65 with the assistance of the young people and members of the Altar Society was the card -indexing of the Baptismal and Confirmation entries. The index makes it possible to find names which were recorded at times with sort of "ad lib"spelling.