Welcome to the Diocesan Archives!

The diocesan archives acquire and maintain historical information for the local church. In addition to sacramental records, we also maintain documentation about leaders, parishes, organizations and institutions operated in the name of the Roman Catholic Church. Through our work, we support the broader mission of the Diocese by serving as the collective memory of the Catholic community in the region.

Please let us know how we can assist you!

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed for holidays and holy days)

Please note: We are happy to help in retrieving sacramental records for yourself or your child. However, any genealogical or historical requests/research must be completed by the person requesting–we do not have the personnel resources to complete such research for you. Perusal of the archives is by appointment only.


NEW! Diocesan archivist Zachary Daughtrey’s pictorial history book, Catholic Kansas City is now available for purchase online. Order Here

Catholic Kansas City reveals the life of the people, organizations, religious orders, charities and ethnic and racial communities that shaped Catholicism in Kansas City from its earliest beginnings in the 1800s, up until the second renovation of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in 2003.

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