Combing through Catholic church records can be both a blessing and a challenge for genealogists. These records often provide fantastic information but can be almost impossible to access. Often they're languishing somewhere in a church office. Finding these records accessible is a rare treat.
Dakota County Historical Society has gone a step beyond. Not only are the records accessible via microfilm, they've created an online transcription database. Enter a name, and you'll be returned with a date and the name of the appropriate church. It's a huge time saver and a big savings if you need only to confirm an event took place.