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finding a marriage record

finding a marriage record

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 1:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
my gggrandfather Thomas John Keane and Rose Maguire married abt 1892 in Manhattan NY. I already tried to order a record from the archives with no success. Their address was 61 West 133rd Street, Harlem in 1900. Anyone have any idea what catholic churches were around then and within walking distance so I can call around?

Re: finding a marriage record

Posted: 20 Jun 2013 1:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
I can't answer your specific question, but perhaps the archdiocese for that area would know the answer? Also, might know if there is some centralized repository for marriage records?

Re: finding a marriage record

Posted: 1 Jul 2013 10:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
There is no central filing system in the Archdiocese of NY: http://www.archny.org/about-us/records/marriage-records/

They have an archive for historical records but they say there are no genealogical records at the Archdiocese Archives.

I agree they may be able to provide a list of churches/parishes in Harlem but keep in mind, this may not necessarily have been the same in 1900. There's also something called The Catholic Directory - this should be a list of Catholic churches in New York City, though I don't know how complete it is: http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction...

Just looking at Google maps, it looks like the closest Catholic church to this address is currently All Saints Roman Catholic Church and their website has a good history of the parish: http://allsaintsharlem.org/History.html - though the building wasn't dedicated until 1893, it sounds like it was actively serving the area before then and therefore they may have parish records from 1892.
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