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Other Church Records << Religious Records <<

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Other Church Records Guide

Religious Records-
Other Church Records
What's In Them
Where to Find Them
How to Use Them***

Almost always include:

  • Name of Ancestors


  • May also include:
  • Confirmation name
  • Residence
  • Indications of relationship
  • Evidence of removals and dismissals
  • Where ancestor lived previously or moved to afterward
  • Indications of family's social or economic status

  • IGI:
    http://familysearch.org

    FHL Catalog:
    http://familysearch.org/ search/ searchcatalog.asp

    Direct Contact with the Church

    Centralized Church Archives

    State or local libraries or societies and/or compiled records for that locality as found in http://www.byub.org/ ancestors/ resourceguide

    College & Special Libraries (e.g., DAR)

    Other churches of the same denomination in that area

  • To determine where a family came from or moved to
  • To find evidence of family connections
  • To find clues to a family's social status
  • To gain insight into an ancestor's personality or beliefs
  • To find an ancestor's place of residence

  • *** Please share your suggestions for other uses of information found in family records here

    For more information on these important records, be sure to catch the Religious Records episode of Ancestors on your local PBS station.

     
     
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