If your ancestor deeded land to a church, that could be a huge clue to their religion! We will discuss that and more in our podcast episode today about how to discover your ancestor's religion and how to find church records. There are many clues to be gleaned from genealogical records, like inscriptions on headstones and family bibles. There are many places to find collections containing church records as well. Links Back to the Basics with Church Records Part 2 by Diana at FamilyLocket.com PERSI helpful search page at FindMyPast.com https://search.findmypast.com/search/periodical-source-index PERSI not helpful search page at FindMyPast.com https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/periodical-source-index Social...
Did you know that Quaker marriage records could include over 10 witnesses? Talk about a great resource for building a FAN club. In our podcast episode today, Diana and I discuss church records, and their genealogical value. We talk about the history of church records in the United States, what kinds of records you might be able to find, and several examples of evidence gained from membership records in various churches. Links Back to the Basics with Church Records Part 1 by Diana at FamilyLocket.com Research Like a Pro eCourse Study Group - more information and email list Research Like...
Could a church record be the missing link in your genealogical research? Do you need a substitute for vital records or clues to your ancestor's origins or migration? A church record might hold the answer. Part 1 of this series examined the value of church records, what kind of records were created, and what you can find in them. In part 2 of this series, we'll learn how to determine what church your ancestor might have attended and how to find the records. What Church Did They Attend? The first step in researching church records is to determine what church...
Have you used church records in your genealogy yet? If not, you might be interested to know how helpful a church record can be in researching your family. Because birth and death certificates were not required by most states in the U.S. until after 1900, church records can be a substitute for vital records. They can also help establish an ancestor's status in the community, reveal associates, and point to previous or subsequent residences. In this two-part series, we’ll examine the value of church records, what kind of records were created, and how to find them for your ancestor. Because...
Feeling a little bogged down with your genealogy research? Need a fun project for the summer that just might have the added bonus of helping break down a brick wall? Try creating a timeline for your family. I had finished writing the report for my first generation of my accreditation project, but I lacked any mention of church records. Those are important for researching in the south, but my family moved around so much in Indian Territory/Oklahoma, that I didn't know where to start. To find church records, I needed to know my family's religion and an idea of locations where...
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