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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Lima, Ohio) - MS 892 mf

Introduction | Agency History | Order of Microfilming


The records of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1953 - 2001, were transferred for microfilming to the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, in August 2001, with the cooperation of Father David Ross of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

The collection consists of baptisms*, first communions, confirmations, Book of the Elect, marriages*, and deaths. Due to inconsistencies in pagination and transcription of data, researchers are encouraged to refer to all volumes within each series. (See order of microfilming for a detailed list of these records.) Some of the information present in these record books had been added at a later date and the parish office has said that there may be some inaccurate entries. If there is additional information available later it will be added to these rolls.

This register and this collection was prepared by Jennifer Golis in September 2001.

*There is a seventy (70) year access restriction on baptism and marriage records. No restrictions apply to the remainder of this collection.

 Agency History

St. Charles Catholic Church was established in October of 1953 by decree of the bishop of the Toledo Diocese. It was established to accommodate the growing population of Catholics in Lima.

In August of 1955 the parish built their first church. The parish's present church was completed in 1964 to accommodate their rapidly growing numbers.

Mossing, Lawrence A. S.T.D. History of the Diocese of Toledo. Northern Ohio - West Section Missionary and Parish History. Diocese of Toledo. Toledo, Ohio. 1985. Pages 42 - 45.

 Order of Microfilming

Roll 1

  1. First Communions, 1953 - 1991
  2. First Communions, 1991 - 2001
  3. Confirmations, 1953 - 1995
  4. Confirmations, 1995 - 2001
  5. Book of the Elect, 1983 - 1986
  6. Deaths, 1954 - 2001


  1. Baptisms, 1953 - 1974
  2. Baptisms, 1973 - 1989
  3. Baptisms, 1989 - 1997
  4. Baptisms, 1997 - 2001
  5. Marriages, 1954 - 2001

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