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[[File:Alexanderwohl Church.jpg|right|250px]]While church record-keeping practices varied greatly, many denominations (particularly Lutheran, Reformed, and Roman Catholic kept excellent records. Episcopal and Presbyterian church registers sometimes provide place of origin information as well). Marriage and death records are the most likely to mention the town where an immigrant was born. Monthly Meeting Records of the Quakers (Society of Friends) in the country of arrival sometimes name the Monthly Meeting in England a new member came from. Early Dutch and German Reformed Church records often refer to overseas origins.  
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[[Image:Alexanderwohl Church.jpg|border|right|250px]]While church record-keeping practices varied greatly, many denominations (particularly Lutheran, Reformed, and Roman Catholic kept excellent records. Episcopal and Presbyterian church registers sometimes provide place of origin information as well). Marriage and death records are the most likely to mention the town where an immigrant was born. Monthly Meeting Records of the Quakers (Society of Friends) in the country of arrival sometimes name the Monthly Meeting in England a new member came from. Early Dutch and German Reformed Church records often refer to overseas origins.<br><br>
    
Roman Catholic marriage records, especially French Canadian records, often give brides' and grooms' places of origin. The brides' and grooms' parents are often listed in records of Acadia and Quebec along with the parish they were from. The parents were sometimes residents of a parish in France.  
 
Roman Catholic marriage records, especially French Canadian records, often give brides' and grooms' places of origin. The brides' and grooms' parents are often listed in records of Acadia and Quebec along with the parish they were from. The parents were sometimes residents of a parish in France.  
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