We are looking for volunteers to help translate and transcribe Clinton County Catholic church records. We also need volunteers to proof those transcriptions.

The "Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Church Records" were available from the FamilySearch Record Search site but they have since been removed. Nancy will help you locate other sources of these records.

Most of the records are in Latin, but you don't have to know Latin to transcribe the genealogical information. Some of the records are handwritten in sentences; others are in easily read tables. Our coordinator for this project, Nancy Moss has compiled a list of Latin terms commonly found in the church records. You can also refer to this other translating website: Notre Dame Latin Translations

Nancy Moss has also created a series of templates* to use when transcribing the church records:

*These templates are in Microsoft Excel but they can be opened by Open Office Calc (external link), a totally free option. The templates are just a starting point for what you can transcribe.  If you want to add additional information, simply add more columns to the spreadsheet.

The table below shows the list of churches and volunteers currently working on records. If the Transcriber column and/or the Proofreader column is blank, a volunteer is needed! If you are interested in helping out, please e-mail Nancy Moss at Nancy Moss with the name of the church and the records you want to transcribe or proof.  If you are already translating something, and it's not listed here, please tell Nancy so she can update this list.

Boxes in Pink are high priority for volunteers
Town and Parish Record Images Transcriber Proofreader Status
Albers - St. Bernard
  1909-1931 Confirmations (Latin) 13 Nancy Moss Richard Schaefer Done, need loading
  1910-1931 Marriages (Latin) 9 Nancy Moss Richard Schaefer Complete
  1910-1932 Deaths (Latin) 12 Nancy Moss Richard Schaefer Complete
Aviston - St. Francis of Assisi
  1865-1911 Baptisms, Marriages (English) 67 Nancy Moss   Being Transcribed
  1865-1911 Deaths (English) 18 Church Gloria Dettleff Being Proofed
  1880-1931 Marriages (Latin) 40 Nancy Moss   Being Transcribed
  1887-1930 First Communions, Confirmations (Latin) 20 Nancy Moss   Being Transcribed
  1911-1931 Deaths (Latin) 23 Church Gloria Dettleff Being Proofed
Bartelso - St. Cecilia
  1885-1906 Baptisms (Latin) 67 Linda Holthaus   Done
  1885-1932 Marriages (Latin) 27 Gloria Dettleff   Done, not online
  1885-1932 First Communions, Confirmations (Latin) 28 Click to Volunteer    
  1885-1957 Deaths (Latin and English) 77 Gloria Dettleff   Done, not online
Beaver Prairie - St. Felicitas
  1884-1924 Baptisms, Marriages, First Comm. (Latin) 39 Gloria Dettleff   Done
  1888-1956 Deaths (Latin and English) 16 Gloria Dettleff   Done
Beckemeyer - St. Anthony (of Padua)
  1905-1929 Baptisms, Deaths, First Comm.(Latin) 44 Gloria Dettleff   Not Proofed. Online
  1907-1951 Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths (Latin) 61 Gloria Dettleff   Not Proofed. Online
  1915-1931 Marriages (Latin) 20 Gloria Dettleff   Not Proofed. Online
  1915-1957 Deaths (English) 8 Gloria Dettleff   Not Proofed. Online
Breese - St. Augustine (of Hippo)
  1912-1931 Marriages (Latin) 8 Click to Volunteer    
  1912-1932 First Communions, Confirmations (Latin) 15 Click to Volunteer    
  1912-1957 Deaths (Latin) 32 Click to Volunteer    
Breese - St. Dominic
  1858-1907 Baptisms, Confirmations (Latin) 202 Gloria Dettleff   Not Proofed. Online
  1858-1931 Marriages (Latin) 136 Gloria Dettleff   Not Proofed. Online
  1858-1942 Deaths (Latin) 144 Pat Huck & John Ratermann Gloria Dettleff On-Line and Proofed
  1912-1957 Deaths (Latin) 20 Pat Huck & John Ratermann Gloria Dettleff On-Line and Proofed
Carlyle - St. Mary
  1858-1891 Baptisms, Confirmations (Latin) 113 Bob Schiermann    
  1859-1891 Deaths (Latin) 25 Church Gayla Voss Being proofed
  1859-1891 Marriages (Latin) 21 Bob Schiermann    
  1881-1932 First Communions (Latin and English) 66 Bob Schiermann    
  1892-1907 Baptisms (Latin) 81 Bob Schiermann    
  1892-1932 Marriages (Latin) 50 Bob Schiermann    
  1892-1934 Deaths (Latin) 66 Church Gayla Voss Being proofed
  1934-1956 Deaths (Latin) 94 Church Gayla Voss Being proofed
Damiansville - St. Damian
  1861-1872 Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, First Comm., Conf. (Latin) 91 Click to Volunteer   Gloria provided B/M/D, which are online, others not done
  1873-1932 Baptisms, First Comm., Conf. (Latin) 125 Click to Volunteer   Gloria provided Baptisms, which are online, others not done
  1873-1932 Deaths (Latin) 48 Gloria Dettleff   Online
  1873-1932 Marriages (Latin) 35 Gloria Dettleff   Online
  1933-1955 Deaths (English) 8 Gloria Dettleff   Online
Germantown - St. Boniface
  1839-1857 Marriages (Latin) 40 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Complete
  1839-1857 Deaths (Latin) 51 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Complete
  1847-1885 Baptisms (Latin) ? Cathy Rakers (translate)
Gloria Dettleff (type)
Gloria Dettleff Complete
  1847-1852 First Comm., Conf. (Latin) < 99 Click to Volunteer    
  1852-1857 First Comm., Conf. (Latin) < 59 Click to Volunteer    
  1857-1885 First Comm., Conf. (Latin) < 117 Click to Volunteer    
  1857-1888 Deaths (Latin) 63 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Complete
  1857-1888 Marriages (Latin) 32 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Complete
  1886-1889 Baptisms, First Comm., Conf. (Latin) 127 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Baptisms Complete, others?
  1889-1906 Baptisms, First Comm., Conf. (Latin) 120 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Baptisms Complete, others?
  1889-1931 Marriages (Latin) 57 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Complete
  1889-1956 Deaths (English) 105 Gloria Dettleff Nancy Moss Complete
Marydale - St. Teresa
  1920-1931 Marriages (Latin) 4 Nancy Moss Dorothy Falk Complete
  1922-1954 Deaths (Latin) 7 Nancy Moss Dorothy Falk Complete
  1923-1927 First Communions, Confirmations (Latin) 6 Nancy Moss Dorothy Falk Complete
New Baden - St. George
  1894-1906 Baptisms (Latin) 32 Julie Spencer Nancy Moss Complete
  1894-1907 Baptisms (Latin) 30 Julie Spencer Nancy Moss Complete
  1895-1930 Marriages (Latin) 27 Julie Spencer Nancy Moss Complete
  1895-1956 Deaths (English) 46 Julie Spencer Nancy Moss Complete
St. Rose - St. Rose
  1869-1906 Baptisms (Latin) 100 Nancy Moss Linda Potter Complete
  1869-1951 Deaths (Latin) 67 Nancy Moss Linda Potter Complete
  1870-1932 Marriages, First Comm., Conf. (Latin) 82 Nancy Moss Linda Potter Complete
  1951-1956 Deaths (Latin) 4 Nancy Moss Linda Potter Complete
Trenton - St. Mary
  1864-1891 Baptisms, Marriages, First Comm, Conf. (Latin) 38 Click to Volunteer    
  1864-1891 Deaths (Latin) 49 Gloria Dettleff Click to Volunteer NOT On-Line
  1864-1906 Baptisms (English) 140 Click to Volunteer    
  1880-1931 First Communion, Confirmations (Latin) 24 Click to Volunteer    
  1892-1906 Baptisms (Latin) 53 Click to Volunteer    
  1892-1931 Marriages (Latin) 33 Click to Volunteer    
  1892-1935 Deaths (English) 38 Gloria Dettleff Click to Volunteer NOT On-Line

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