How to find your family history in U.S. church records a genealogist's guide

Records created by the major Christian denominations before 1900 in the United States are an underutilized resource for family historians. In these records, you may find ancestors' births, maiden or married names, marriage details, death, family relationships, other residences, and even immigra...

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Main Authors: Morton, Sunny Jane (Author), Henderson, Harold A. (Author)
Format: Books Print Book
Language: English
Published: Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2019.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Family history research in church records. What's in church records ; How to identify your ancestor's church ; How to find and order church records ; Tips for working with old church records ; More records about church life
  • The denominations. Anglican/Episcopal ; Baptist ; Congregational ; Dutch Reformed/Reformed Church in America ; German churches: Reformed and Sectarian ; Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) ; Lutheran ; Mennonite and Amish ; Methodist ; Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) ; Presbyterian ; Roman Catholic.