I'm considering diving into old parish records for family information going back from the 1870's - early 1900's. Based on the Diocese web site, some records are probably in the Diocese office as a couple of my family parishes all closed over 70 years ago and some may still be with the parishes. Out of curiosity I was wondering what experiences people have had working with the main office and at the parish level. Any hints, tricks, or words of advice would be very helpful. Thanks!