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Archives and Records Management


  • Stephanie Braddy, CA
  • Phone: 912-201-4078

Archives & Records manages records created by the Diocese of Savannah; serves as the institutional repository for records of historical and enduring value; and promotes an understanding of the Catholic Church, her history, and her heritage in South Georgia. The department was erected in accordance with Canon 482.

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Diocesan Newspapers

The Diocese of Savannah published a newspaper from 1920–2021. These newspapers are useful to genealogy research as they offer a wealth of information, including obituaries, parish activities, and other information. A list and links to the Diocesan Newspapers can be found here.

Research Requests

The Archives & Records Management Office encourages as much availability of records as is consistent with the rights of confidentiality and privacy. However, certain records are “closed” – that is, no access is permitted under normal circumstances. Some are “restricted” and may on...

Sacramental Records

Sacramental information is always recorded at the church where the sacrament was performed.  To request certificates from an open Diocesan Parish, please contact the parish directly. Closed Parishes Once a parish is no longer open, all sacramental registers are transferred ...

School Records

The School Records Collection holds student transcripts, yearbooks, photographs, and other school administrative records which can provide useful clues while tracing family history from closed schools. Genealogical requests for the information from student transcripts of closed schoo...
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