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Find out more about the department that handles sacramental records, offers genealogy resources and maintains the history of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.


Chancery - Archives Archives


Archives, a division of the Chancery Office, is charged with:

  • Maintaining the history of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
  • Providing guidance on sacramental records.
  • Offering genealogical resources.

Through its historical records and artifacts, Archives works to promote a better understanding of the history of the diocese. Additionally, Archives strengthens the Catholic faith in southeastern Wisconsin, and ultimately throughout the universal Catholic Church by preserving and managing the records that reflect the work of the Church, its people, and its institutions.

The mission of Archives - collect, preserve, organize, and make available for research the appropriate records and artifacts that represent the history of the Catholic Church in southeastern Wisconsin - is dictated by the Code of Canon Law.

To learn more about Archives, its holdings and additional resources available to the public, go to the Archives' Department Page.








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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408