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Methods and Tips for Finding Church Records[edit | edit source]

For tips on locating church records, see Locating Church Records. by Val D. Greenwood'.

Before writing to a local church for records:

Writing to Local Churches[edit | edit source]

  • Some denominations centralize storage of church records in archives.
  • The most recent records are still held in the local churches. For addresses for these, see listings under each denomination.
  • See the Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy for help with composing letters.

Anglican/Episcopal Churches[edit | edit source]

Baptist Churches[edit | edit source]

Catholic Churches[edit | edit source]

Community of Christ Churches (Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)[edit | edit source]

Community of Christ Church Finder

Congregational Churches[edit | edit source]

Jehovah's Witnesses Churches[edit | edit source]

Lutheran Churches[edit | edit source]

Methodist Churches[edit | edit source]

Orthodox Churches[edit | edit source]


Presbyterian Churches[edit | edit source]

Quaker/Society of Friends Meetings[edit | edit source]

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Unitarian Church Records[edit | edit source]

Other Independent Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • This page covers the major Christian denominations. Your ancestors may have belonged to an independent local church that was not affiliated with any of these larger bodies. To find these smaller churches in Google Maps, search the name of your ancestors's town using the keywords "churches near [TOWN NAME]."
  • It is also possible to find some churches with immigrant-based congregations, such as Armenian, Latvian, Lithuanian, by using Google.

References[edit | edit source]