How to Find your Family History in U.S. Church Records

How to Find your Family History in U.S. Church Records

A Genealogist's Guide

Book - 2019
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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 immigrants' overseas birthplaces. You may uncover information about ancestors who have been unnamed in other records - women, children, ethnic minorities, immigrants, and the poor. You may find details about your ancestors recorded long before the existence of civil records. However, it is not always an easy task to track down U.S. church records, How to find your family history in U.S. Church Records is an authoritative, peer-reviewed publication that takes researchers step-by-step through the process of identifying, locating, and gaining access to these genealogical gems. Included in this book are hundreds of links to church record resources, as well as chapters devoted to specific resources for the major Christian denominations before 1900. More than 30 archivists, historians, and genealogical experts in specific faith traditions have contributed their knowledge to these denominational chapters.
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland :, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780806320953
0806320958
Branch Call Number: 929.1072073 M891h 2019
Characteristics: ix, 143 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Harold A. - Author

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