Cathedral of St. Paul Parish Record Books, 1840-1857
Photostatic copies of the registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths, and confirmations conducted by Catholic priests at St. Paul and at St. Peter’s Church in Mendota, giving the names of settlers, "half-breeds," fur traders and their families, and American Indians. Many of the entries which are in French, Latin, and English were made by Father Lucien Galtier. (Originals are in the Archives of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.)
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (BA1.2/.S2C3) or (Cathedral of St. Paul).
Prairie du Chien and Galena Church Records, 1827-1829
Transcribed and translated by James L. Hansen. Published in the Minnesota Genealogical Journal, no. 5 (May 1986): pp. 421-442. Transcribed and translated from a copy of the original French records made by Father Francois Vincent Badin, including baptisms, marriages, and burials. (Originals are in the Archives of St. Mary’s College in Montreal; a copy is in the Wisconsin Historical Society.)
MNHS call number: Reading Room CS 42 .M553 no. 5.
Prairie Du Chien's Earliest Church Records, 1817
Transcribed and translated by James Hansen. Published in the Minnesota Genealogical Journal, no. 4 (Nov. 1985): pp. 329-342. Translated from a copy of the original French records made by Father Joseph Marie Dunand and kept by St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
MNHS call number: Reading Room CS 42 .M553 no. 4.
Register of baptisms, deaths, and marriages kept by Father Ravoux, 1841-1844, 1847.
A photocopy of a register in French of baptisms, deaths, and marriages kept by Father Ravoux among the Dakota from 1841-1844, and on a trip up the Missouri in 1847. Accompa-nied by a typed transcript (28 leaves) in French of the register. (Original is in the Archives of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.) A transcribed and translated version is available as: "The Labors of Augustin Ravoux Among the Sioux," transcribed and translated by Mary Bakeman. In Minnesota Genealogical Journal, no. 14 (Sept. 1995): pp. 1317-1326.
MNHS call number: Reading Room CS 42 .M553 no. 14.
Saint Leo's Catholic Church (Pipestone, Minn.) Baptism Records, 1878-1896
("Pipestone County Catholic Baptisms," transcribed by Sheri Flandrick Cox) Transcribed from the original record book held by Saint Leo’s Catholic Church. The book contains entries from several congregations, including Woodstock, Avoca, Edgerton, Jasper, and Pipestone.
Published in the Minnesota Genealogical Journal:
- no. 28 (Sept. 2002): pp. 2779-2782 – 1878-1887
- no. 29 (Mar. 2003): pp. 2883-2886 – 1887-1890
- no. 30 (Sept. 2003): pp. 2975-2978 – 1890-1892
- no. 31 (Mar. 2004): pp. 3073-3076 – 1892-1894
- no. 32 (Sept. 2004): pp. 3181-3184 – 1895-1896
MNHS call number: CS 42 .M553 no. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32.
Saint Peter Catholic Church (Mendota, MN) Parish Registers, 1857-1973
Marriage register (1857-1907), baptismal and confirmation register (1857-1922) and death register (1908-1913, 1931-1973) of one of the oldest Catholic churches in Minnesota. The Dakota Indian Internment at Fort Snelling, 1862-1864, by Corinne J. Monjeau-Marz, contains an abstract of the St. Peter baptismal registry for 1862-1865 of Dakota and Metis baptized at the Fort Snelling Encampment and includes the child’s name as well as parents’ names.
MNHS call number: M263, Reading Room E99.D1 M665 2005
Saint Raphael Cathedral (Dubuque, Iowa) Registers of Baptisms, 1839-1858
A typed transcription of entries in the register of baptisms kept by a number of Roman Catholic priests, including Bishop Mathias Loras. At that time the Diocese of Dubuque included part of the present state of Minnesota. (Original is in the Archdiocese of Dubuque Archives; a transcript is in the Archives of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.)
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1098) or (St. Raphael Cathedral)