Genealogy Research Request Policy
Our cemeteries’ records have been designed and maintained to provide immediate and specific cemetery related information to authorized parties. The location of an individual’s burial location, for instance, can be provided immediately and at no cost to the requestor.
Although the physical records for each of our twenty-five cemeteries are centrally located, these records are not all part of a centralized database. At present, a single, comprehensive list of burials and entombments is not yet available.
Though there has always been occasional interest in genealogical research, recent history has shown an increased interest for this type of information. Many requests may require an hour or more of research. In addition, some individuals may submit multiple requests at one time for consideration. As a result, it has become necessary to set limits on genealogical research.
We are happy to service the needs of those who are interested in researching their families. Therefore the following policies must be followed:
Under normal conditions, you can expect a response within thirty days. At times, when cemetery visits and service to lot holders increases, the wait may be longer than thirty days. This policy has been implemented in the belief that it will help us to serve you in the most effective manner.
Please understand that we cannot provide any information regarding parish cemeteries not under our authority. Requests of this type must be made to the parish directly.
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