GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 3: Western United States
Utah: UT-10

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Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: 

Inclusive dates: 1694-1990    

Volume: Portions of at least 242 reels of microfilm 

Description: The Family Search Catalog contains copies of Catholic Church sacramental and burial records of Native Americans in various formats (e.g. reel microfilm, microfiche, printed books, computer files), which are discoverable online; for more information, see introduction to the Family Search Catalog. Examples: author search: e.g. Catholic Cemetery, Hartshorne Oklahoma; subject search: e.g. Catholic Church – Arizona; United States, Oklahoma, Pittsburg, Hartshorne – Cemeteries.

 

/1 Catholic Church – Arizona

Inclusive dates: 1739-1825 

Volume: 2 reels Description: Diocese of Tucson.

A. Records of San José de Tumacacori Mission, Tumacacori 1769-1825; re: Pima and Tohono O’odham Indians; Jesuits

B. Records of Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi Mission, Guevavi, 17391767; re: Pima and Tohono O’odham Indians; Jesuits

 

/2 Catholic Church – California

Inclusive dates: 1771-1970 

Volume: Portions of 165 reels Description: Primarily records from the historic Spanish Franciscan missions in 8 dioceses:

A. Diocese of San Diego

1. Church Records, San Luis Rey de Francia Mission, Oceanside, 1811-1828, 2 reels; re: Aguas Calientes Indians

2. Extracts of Church Records

a. San Diego de Alcalá Mission, San Diego, 1775-1888, portions of 2 reels; re: includes Campo Indians

b. San Luis Rey de Francia Mission, 1827, 1876, portions of 2 reels; re: includes Aguas Calientes Indians

3. Parish Records

a. St. Joseph Cathedral, San Diego, 1856-1970, portions of 2 reels; re: includes Cahuilla, Campo, and Cupeño Indians

b. San Diego de Alcalá Mission, 1771-1904, portions of 2 reels; re: includes Cahuilla, Campo, and Cupeño Indians

c. San Luis Rey de Francia Mission, 1869-1970, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Aguas Calientes Indians

B. Archdiocese of Los Angeles

1. Church Records

a. La Purísima Concepción [de Maria Santisima] Mission, Lompoc, 1790-1852, 1 reel; re: Chumash Indians

b. Our Lady Queen of the Angels, Los Angeles, 1826-1920, portions of 9 reels; re: Iglesia Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles Mission; includes Chumash Indians

c. San Gabriel Arcángel Mission, San Gabriel, 1771-1908, portions of 5 reels; re: includes Gabrielino and Serrano Indians

d. Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, ca. 1783-1847, 2 reels; re: Chumash Indians

e. Santa Inis [Inés] Mission, Solvang, ca. 1806-1917, portions of 1 reel; copies from Santa Barbara Historical Society; re: includes Chumash, Opata, and Yaqui Indians

2. Extracts of Church Records

a. La Purísima Concepción Mission, Lompoc, 1789-1844, 1 reel; re: Chumash Indians

b. San Buenaventura Mission, Ventura, 1782-1896, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Chumash Indians

c. San Fernando Rey de España Mission, Mission Hills, 1797- 1855, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Gabrielino Indians

d. San Gabriel Arcángel Mission, San Gabriel, 1772-1908, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Gabrielino and Serrano Indians

e. Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, 1782-1848, 2 reels; re: Chumash Indians

f. Santa Inés Mission, Solvang, 1805-1917, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Chumash, Opata, and Yaqui Indians

3. Mission Records

a. San Buenaventura Mission, Ventura, 1782-1915, portions of 3 reels; re: includes Chumash Indians

b. Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, 1776-1912, portions of 5 reels; re: includes Chumash Indians

C. Diocese of Monterey

1. Church Records, San Antonio de Padua Mission, Jolon, 1771-1882, portions of 4 reels; re: includes Chumash and Yokuts Indians

2. Extracts of Church Records

a. Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Mission, Soledad, 1791-1834, 1 reel; re: Esselen, Ohlone and Yokuts Indians

b. San Miguel Arcángel Mission, San Miguel, 1800-1862, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Yokuts Indians

c. San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission, San Luis Obispo, 1772-1884, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Chumash and Yokuts Indians

d. San Juan Bautista Mission, San Juan Bautista, 1797-1860, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Miwok, Ohlone and Yokuts Indians

e. Santa Cruz Mission, Santa Cruz, 1791-1861, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Chumash and Ohlone Indians

f. San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, Carmel, 17701899, 1 reel; re: includes Esselen and Ohlone Indians

g. San Antonio de Padua, Jolon, 1771-1880, 1 reel; re: includes Chumash and Yokuts Indians

3. Mission Registers

a. San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, Carmel, 1770-1915, portions of 10 reels; re: includes Esselen and Ohlone Indians

b. San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission, San Luis Obispo, 1772-1906, portions of 4 reels; re: includes Chumash and Yokuts Indians

c. San Miguel Arcángel Mission, San Miguel, 1797-1937, portions of 3 reels; re: includes Yokuts Indians

d. Santa Cruz Mission, Santa Cruz, 1791-1902, portions of 4 reels; includes Chumash and Ohlone Indians

e. San Juan Bautista Mission, San Juan Bautista, 1797-1937, portions of 4 reels; re: includes Miwok, Ohlone, and Yokuts Indians

D. Archdiocese of San Francisco

1. Church Records, San Rafael Arcángel, 1817-1907, portions of 2 reels; re: includes Miwok, Pomo, and Wintun Indians

2. Extracts of Records, San Francisco de Asís [Dolores] Mission, San Francisco, 1776-1851, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Ohlone and Wintun Indians

E. Diocese of San Jose

1. Extracts of Census Records, San José de Guadalupe Mission, Fremont, 1799, 1 reel; re: Miwok, Ohlone, and Yokuts Indians

2. Extracts of Church Records:

a. San José de Guadalupe Mission, Fremont, 1797-1822, 1 reel; re: Miwok, Ohlone, and Yokuts Indians

b. Santa Clara de Assisi Mission, Santa Clara, 1778-1863, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Miwok and Ohlone Indians

F. Diocese of Orange

1. Church records, San Juan Capistrano Mission, San Juan Capistrano 1777-1954, portions of 2 reels; re: includes Aguas Calientes and Juaneño Indians

2. Extracts of Church Records, San Juan Capistrano Mission, San Juan Capistrano, 1776-1915, portions of 1 reel; re: Aguas Calientes and Juaneño Indians

G. Diocese of Santa Rosa, Extracts of Church Records, San Francisco Solano Mission, Sonoma, 1823-1839, 1 reel; re: Miwok, Pomo, Wintun, and Yuki Indians

 

/3 Catholic Church – Colorado

Inclusive dates: 1881-1957 

Volume: Portions of 5 reels

Description: Diocese of Pueblo Records:

A. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Pagosa Springs, 1951-1957, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Ute Indians

B. Sacred Heart Church, Durango, 1881-1957, portions of 3 reels; re: includes Ute Indians

C. St. Margaret Mary Church, Cortez, 1945-1957, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Ute Indians

 

/4 Catholic Church – Idaho

Inclusive dates: 1905-1965

Volume: Portions of 10 reels

Description: Diocese of Boise Records: 

A. St. George Church, Post Falls, 1908-1964, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Kootenai Indians

B. Little Flower Church, Orofino, 1951-1965, 1 reel; re: St. Therese of the Little Flower Church, Orofino; Nez Perce Indians

C. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Lewiston, 1947-1965, 1 reel; re: Nez Perce Indians

D. St. Stanislaus Church, Lewiston, 1920-1965, 2 reels; re: Nez Perce Indians

E. Sacred Heart Mission, Desmet, 1874-1960, 2 reels; re: Nez Perce Indians

F. St. Joseph Church, Culdesac/ Slickpoo, 1872-1964, 2 reels; re: Nez Perce Indians

G. St. Ann Church, Bonners Ferry, 1922-1965, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Kootenai Indians

 

/5 Catholic Church – Indiana

Inclusive dates: 1867-1958

Volume: Portions of 2 reels

Description: Diocese of Lafayette records with St. Augustine Church, Rensselaer; includes students at St. Joseph Indian Normal School (tribes).

 

/6 Catholic Church – Minnesota

Inclusive dates: 1886-1990

Volume: Portions of 1 reel

Description: Diocese of New Ulm records with St. Mary Church, Beardsley; re: includes Sisseton and Wahpeton Dakota Indians. 

 

/7 Catholic Church – Montana

Inclusive dates: 1877-1907 

Volume: Portions of 1 reel 

Description: Diocese of Helena records with the “Missoula Mission”; re: includes Siksika Indians.   

 

/8 Catholic Church – New Mexico

Inclusive dates: 1694-1956 

Volume: Portions of 39 reels

Description:

A. Diocese of Gallup records, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, 1697-1776, 1 reel; re: Zuni Indians

B. Archdiocese of Santa Fe records:

1. San Diego de Alcalá de Tesuque Mission, Tesuque, 1694-1728, 1 reel; re: Tewa Indians

2. Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Mission, Sandia, 1771-1864, 1 reel; re: Tiwa Indians

3. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Taos, 1701-1956, portions of 14 reels; re: includes Tiwa Indians

4. San Geronimo Mission, Taos, 1937-1954, 1 reel; re: Tiwa Indians

5. Santa Clara Mission, Santa Clara Pueblo, 1726-1880, 2 reels; re: Tewa Indians including San Ildefonso Mission, San Ildefonso Pueblo

6. San Francisco de Asís Cathedral, Santa Fe, 1726-1956, portions of 14 reels; re: includes Acoma, Laguna, Tewa, and Zuni Indians

7. San Buenaventura Mission, Cochiti Pueblo, 1736-1873, 1 reel; re: Cochiti Indians

8. San Diego Mission, Jemez Pueblo, 1701-1956, 4 reels; re: Jemez Indians

 

/9 Catholic Church – North Dakota  

Inclusive dates: 1848-1874

Volume: Portions of 1 reel

Description: Diocese of Fargo records with Assumption [of the Blessed Virgin Mary] Church, Pembina; re: includes Ojibwa Indians. 

 

/10 Catholic Church – Oklahoma  

Inclusive dates: 1890-1987, undated

Volume: Portions of 4 reels

Description: 

A. Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

1. Parish Registers, Catholic Church, Blessed Sacrament Church, Lawton, ca. 1902-1959, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Comanche Indians

2. Index to Cemetery Records, Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward County, 1890-1987, portions of 2 reels; re: includes Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians

B. Diocese of Tulsa, Cemetery Records. Catholic Cemetery in Hartshorne, undated, portions of 1 reel; re: includes Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, and Quapaw Indians

 

/11 Catholic Church – Wisconsin

Inclusive dates: 1858-1946

Volume: Portions of 4 reels

Description: Diocese of La Crosse records with Notre Dame Church, Chippewa Falls; re: includes Ojibwa Indians.  

  

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.

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