FAMILY HISTORY // GENEALOGY
CHURCH RECORDS REQUEST
CHURCH RECORDS REQUEST
REQUEST FOR SACRAMENTAL INFORMATION FROM CHURCH REGISTERS
There are privacy issues determining right of access to church records. Only the person directly concerned (ie the baptised person) has the right of access to his or her own record.
The right of a third party to access information must be determined and, in accordance with privacy legislation and Church law, appropriate identification must be provided before gaining access to information from Church Sacramental records.
Factors in determining right of access to information in relation to another person:
Relationship to person you are requesting information of? Please specify. If the person is under 18 years of age, the parent or legal guardian may obtain information required on behalf of the person.
Is the person/s deceased? If the person is less than 100 years old it must be determined they are not alive to request the information personally.
If Yes – proof of death is required if less than 100 years since birth date.
If No - written consent from the person must be obtained. Copy to be forwarded with the application.
It is also necessary to provide a form of identification containing your birthdate to the Parish Office.
If you wish to obtain an extract of a baptism certificate, please email the parish office with your details. A fee of $5.00 is charged, via https://bpoint.com.au/payments/stgregorysparish
If the request for information is not for Internal Church purposes, rather for Family History/Genealogy Reasons, a fee toward the of maintenance of historical records will be charged. This fee is currently $40, payable at https://www.bpoint.com.au/payments/stgregorysparish
Please click on the following link to fill out the Request For Sacramental Information From Church Registers form and submit it to the Parish Office by mail to PO Box 175 Queanbeyan NSW 2620, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPPING OUT OF THE BOAT
In the Bible, we read of a story about one of Jesus' friends Peter, who steps out of a boat during a storm and walks on water with Jesus. Baptism is kind of like that first step, it can seem scary at first, but when we trust in Jesus, focus on Him, and know that we have our friends and family back in the boat cheering us on and supporting us, nothing is impossible anymore.