The Archives of the Archdiocese of New York does NOT have sacramental records for the parishes within the archdiocese. For information about sacramental records, you need to contact the individual parish. Please click here for a list of parishes by date established and borough/county. If you have trouble determining which parish to contact, Archives staff may be able to help you. The Archives does maintain records about the history of the various parishes, and these files are open to researchers by appointment.
Generally, schools within the Archdiocese of New York maintain their own records. To obtain a transcript or other school information, please contact the school directly. For an incomplete list of the location of closed high school records, please click here.
Silk Scarf Painting
On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.
Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!
On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.