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American Church Denominational Reference Sheets
by Beverly Whitaker, MA

Beverly is a professional genealogist and author with a background in both public education and religious education. She combined these qualifications to present a series of fact sheets about denominational history. These were developed in 1998 and sold by vendors but are now out of print, and a few addresses may be out of date. Yet they are still being requested. Here they are offered by the author, at no charge, as PDF documents. Each one-page 8 1/2 x 11 document is divided into three sections: (1)Chronology, (2)Records and Resources, (3)Bibliography. The author gives permission for individuals to print copies for their own personal use.

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Two Companion Web Sites by Beverly Whitaker

Church History LINKS for Genealogists


Part 1 - Protestant Denominations Established in Colonial America

Many of those links will also bring you on past colonial days even into the 21st century.

Included are the earliest mainline denominations,

many of which have changed their names, merged with others, etc.


Part 2 - Religious groups that emerged dramatically in the United States (1800-2000)

with emphasis on the religious groups

that emerged dramatically in the United States

during the period 1800-2000.

Interested in still more religious subject web pages?

Beverly's web sites include several religious topics.

Click on "Religious Features" in the site map bar at the bottom of this page.


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Religious Features

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