Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis


  • 1850: St. Paul Diocese established; originally named Minnesota and the Dakotas
  • 1888: Elevated to an Archdiocese
  • July 11, 1966: Name changed to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Counties Included in the Archdiocese (12-County Twin Cities Metro Area):
Click on any of the counties with links to learn more about the Historic Polish Churches and Cemeteries in that county.

Baptism, Marriage and Burials Records

A paper index as well as the original Baptism, Marriage and Burial records for the following churches are available on microfilm at the Hoffman Research Library in the Minnesota Genealogy Center.

All SaintsMinneapolis
Holy CrossMinneapolis
Holy TrinitySouth St. Paul
Sacred HeartRush City
St. AdalbertSt. Paul 
St. CasimirSt. Paul
St. HedwigMinneapolis
St. John the BaptistNew Brighton
St. JosephDelano
St. JosephLexington
St. Mary CzestochowaDelano
St. PhilipMinneapolis

PGS-MN Online index of Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records

Adoption and Burial Records

Adoption can be a challenging aspect to your family history. To learn more about adoption and researching available records within these Counties (as well as greater Minnesota), please visit the Adoption Research Area at Minnesota History Center’s Gale Family Library. Adoption Research Section of the MNHS Website

If you are looking for records of individuals who were in Catholic orphanages in the Archdiocese before 1920 (e.g., one of the St. Joseph’s Homes or Catholic Orphan Asylums), please include the name of the person, name and location of the orphanage, and relevant dates and email to:

Catholic Cemeteries Burial Information provides access to local burial information for the following: Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul, Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope, St. Mary’s Cemetery in Minneapolis, and St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Relevant PGS-MN Newsletter Articles

Once you open the link, you will need to scroll down to the page indicated.

TITLEAuthorNewsletter Issue
Polish Churches in the Diocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis part 1Paul KulasSpring 1994
page 5
Polish Churches in the Diocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis part 2Paul KulasSummer 1994
page 5
Polish Churches in the Diocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis – focus on rural parishes in the DiocesePaul KulasFall 1994
page 5
Archdiocesan Archives Announces Research PolicyPGS-MN EditorSpring 2005
page 3
Polish Churches of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis – Microfilm RecordsJohn RysWinter 2005
page 6
Indexes of Vital Records Delivered to Minneapolis Polish Churches in 2008John RysSummer 2008
page 17
Review of PGS-MN Polish Church Records Database Project (2003-2017)John RysSpring 2018
page 6
Polish Church Records of St. Paul & Minneapolis Archdiocese at MGS LibraryEditorSpring 2022
page 16