Nebraska, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899
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|Flag of Nebraska|
|Location of Nebraska|
|Archive library, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/Community of Christ, Independence, Missouri|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 How Do I Analyze the Results? =
- 6 What Do I Do Next?
- 7 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains church records from Nebraska, for the years 1875 to 1899. The church records in this collection are specific to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (now called Community of Christ).
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What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
Church records may contain:
- The names of individuals
- Dates for birth, marriage and death
- Date of blessings of children
- The names of witnesses
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
- The approximate date and or location of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results? =[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Search for vital records on the county and state level such as birth, marriage, and death
- With the information found in the church records, search for the family in census records
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Check the county where the family lived for records
I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Nebraska.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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