Records Research Request Form

This form IS for: Those who would like copies of sacramental records from the parish archives. These include weddings, baptisms, confirmations, first communions, and funerals.

The fee for records research is $15, payable in advance by check only, to the “St. Joseph / St. Stephen Parish” and mailed to: St. Joseph / St. Stephen Parish, Attn: Records Research, 178 W Second St. Oswego, NY 13126. Once the donation has been received in the parish office, a search of the records will then take place. Please do not call the parish office directly regarding requests for genealogy or records research.

This form IS NOT for: Potential Godparents looking for a copy of their baptismal records. Instead, you need a letter of approval from your Pastor. If either St. Joseph or St. Stephens is your home parish, please contact Brenda Zumwalt at for assistance. If you are not a St. Joseph or St. Stephen parishioner, you will need to obtain permission from the Pastor of your current parish as well as obtain copies of your baptismal records from your parish of birth.

Records Research Request Form (PDF)