Volume 3: Western United States
California: CA-59

Catholic Church. Diocese of Monterey in California. Archives
425 Church Street
P.O. Box 2048
Monterey, CA 93942

Phone: 831-373-2127 


Sacramental records request form: See website (Ministries & Department)


History: The Diocese of Monterey in California was reestablished for central California and succeeded the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno, 1967. It reported 2,000 baptized Native American Catholics, 1999. The Monterey Diocese and its predecessors administered the following Native American missions:  

1770-ca. 1850 (no longer Native)

Royal Presidio Chapel of San Carlos Borromeo (Ohlone), Monterey

1770-ca. 1850 (no longer Native)

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (Esselen, Ohlone), Carmel

1771-1882 (closed)

San Antonio de Padua Mission (Chumash, Yokuts), Jolon

1772-1845, 1859-1868 (no longer Native)

San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission (Chumash, Yokuts), San Luis Obispo

1791-ca. 1900 (no longer Native)

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Mission (Esselen, Ohlone, Yokuts), Soledad

1791-1834 (closed)

Santa Cruz Mission (Chumash, Ohlone), Santa Cruz

1797-ca. 1900 (no longer Native)

San Juan Bautista Mission (Miwok, Ohlone, Yokuts), San Juan Bautista

1797-ca. 1900 (no longer Native)

San Miguel Arcángel Mission (Yokuts), Paso Robles


Holdings of Catholic-related records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1770-ca. 1960

Volume: Ca. 7 cubic feet (Several volumes and reels of microfilm, in part)  

Description: Includes sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) for most parishes to 1960; among them are the following parishes with at least some Native American parishioners:


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.