St. Paul Church issues information only from the institutions whose records it maintains:

St. Paul Church from 1883 – present

St. Ann Church from 1930 – present

St. Adalbert Church from 1930 – present

Requests must be submitted through the form below, accompanied by a state-issued photo ID and fee as outlined below. No information is given out by phone.

Requesters will not have access to original records, only official copies, or summary information.

Requests will be completed within 7 to 10 business days.


A non-refundable research fee (cash, money order, or cashier’s check) must accompany all requests. Credit cards and personal checks are not accepted. Payment should be made out to St. Paul Church.

$15 for restricted information: sealed transcript, education verification letter, personal orphanage file, personal sacramental record


For information from other institutions, or for records dated outside of the timeframes listed above, please contact the Archdiocese of Chicago Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives and Records Center

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center

711 West Monroe Street

Chicago, IL 60661

tel 312.534.4400

fax 312.831.0610

School Records: 312.534.4401

Sacramental Records: 312.534.4410

Archival Services: 312.534.4420

Secretary: 312.534.4450

Researchers: 312.534.4420