Genealogical Research

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  • All requests for genealogical information must include payment of $20 per name requested. Each name requires a separate form. 
  • Genealogical research is conducted by Archdiocese of Detroit Archives staff twice monthly, at the mid-month point and at the end of the month.
  • The research fee is non-refundable: we cannot guarantee that the information requested will be available in the records we maintain.
  • NOTE: The Archives can only do research in the records of closed parishes. Active parishes maintain their own records; the Archives does not have access to these records.
  • Records created after 1930 are closed to research due to privacy concerns.
  • No certificates will be issued and we do not make copies of pages from registers. All replies will be in the form of a letter or an email, if you supply an email address. 

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