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Diocese of Owensboro



Heidi Taylor-Caudill - Director

- Volunteer Archives


The Diocese of Owensboro Archives is charged to collect, preserve, and make available the official and historical records of the Diocese of Owensboro, as well as those ancillary records which document the development and works of the Catholic Church within the diocese.

The Archives is open by appointment and welcomes research requests from the public. Please understand that the Archives staff is part time and it may take several days to respond to a request. Research requests may be submitted to the Archives at or by calling 270-683-1545.

Below are documents related to the Archives that can be of use to the staff of the chancery, parishes, or Catholic institutions within the diocese.

Archives Policy

Diocese of Owensboro Retention Schedule

Disposal CertificateTo be filled out by diocesan offices when destroying records.

Electronic Records Management Guidelines

Managing Parish RecordsManual for parishes in creating an archives and proper management of the sacramental registers.

The following forms are to be filled out by each parish at the beginning of each calendar year and submitted to the Archives. If any of these sacraments was not performed at your parish, please submit a form indicating this. Use additional sheets as necessary.

Baptismal Register
Confirmation Register
Marriage Register
Death Register

National Archives Organizations: