GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
New York: NY-5
St. Mary Church
36 Washington Street
Cattaraugus, NY 14719
History: St. Mary Church has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Diocese of Buffalo (Archives: Buffalo, New York). Buffalo diocesan priests at St. Mary’s attended to the Allegany (Seneca, Cayuga) and Cattaraugus (Seneca) reservation stations, 1950s.
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:
Inclusive dates: 1950s-ongoing
Volume: Few entries among several volumes
Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for Native American parishioners of St. Mary Church.
Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.