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with emphasis on the religious groups

that emerged dramatically in the United States

during the period 1800-2000

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A Companion Site by Beverly Whitaker:

Protestant Denominations Established in Colonial America - Links
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gentutor/protest.html

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

Included are the earliest mainline denominations,

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

 

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NOTE: Both of these sites containing links to religious groups

were originally prepared as supplements to online courses

conducted by Canada's

National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

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ARCHIVES AND RECORDS

Church Archives - http://www.swinehartgeo.com/churchdata/search.html

Church Records and Booklets for Genealogists - http://www.genealinks.com/church.htm

Cyndi's List: Religion and Churches - http://www.cyndislist.com/religion.htm

Essay by Val Greenwood: Locating Church Records - http://www.genealogy.com/genealogy/5_grnwd.html?Welcome=1046986891

Libraries, Archives, & Museums (Links, Cyndi's List) - http://www.cyndislist.com/religion.htm#Libraries

Protestant Records, essay by Michael John Neill - http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/ancmag/4120.asp

Religious Records, a Closer Look, essay - http://www.ancestry.com/library/view/ancmag/4111.asp


HISTORY OF RELIGION - overviews

African-American Religion in the 19th Century - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nafrican.htm

American Religious History Web Sites - http://www.unc.edu/courses/reli029a/link/links.html

American Society of Church History (click on LINKS) - http://www.churchhistory.org/

Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) - http://www.cnewa.org

Christian Faith Groups - http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_cf.htm

The Christian Right - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/chr_rght.htm

Evangelicalism, Revivalism,and the 2nd Great Awakening - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nevanrev.htm

Hall of Church History - http://www.gty.org/~phil/hall.htm

Native American Spirituality - http://www.religioustolerance.org/nataspir.htm

New Age Spirituality - http://www.religioustolerance.org/newage.htm

Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance - http://www.religioustolerance.org/

Pentecostal Movement - http://www.oru.edu/university/library/holyspirit/pentorg1.html#holi

Protestant Denominations Established in Colonial America - Links
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gentutor/protest.html

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (Library of Congress) - http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/religion.html

Religion in Post-World War II America - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/trelww2.htm

Religious Liberalism - 20th Century - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/liberal.htm

Religious Movement Group Profiles - http://religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/profiles/listalpha.htm

Rise of Fundamentalism - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/fundam.htm

The Scopes Trial - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/tscopes.htm


 

EMERGING RELIGIOUS GROUPS IN THE U.S. IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES

African Methodist Episcopal Church - http://www.ame-today.com/

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - http://www.theamezionchurch.org/

Assemblies of God - http://www.agifellowship.org/

Christian and Missionary Alliance - http://www.cmaliance.org/whoweare.htm

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church - http://www.c-m-e.org

Christian Science - http://www.religioustolerance.org/cr_sci.htm

Church of Christ, Scientist - http://www.tfccs.com/index.jhtml

Church of God (Anderson, IN) - http://www.chog.org

Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) - http://www.chofgod.org/

Church of God in Christ - http://www.cogic.org/

Church of the Nazarene - http://www.nazarene.org/gensec/who.html

Community of Christ, official website - http://cofchrist.org/

Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) - http://www.religioustolerance.org/rlds.htm

Free Methodist Church of North America - http://www.freemethodistchurch.org

International Church of the Foursquare Gospel - http://www.foursquare.org/

International Pentecostal Holiness Church - http://www.iphc.org/home.html

Jehovah's Witnesses (Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society) - http://www.religioustolerance.org/witness2.htm

Jehovah's Witnesses, official site - http://www.jw-media.org/people/who.htm

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - http://www.nationalbaptist.com/

Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. - http://www.pnbc.org/

Salvation Army - Tracing Ancestors - http://www1.salvationarmy.org/safaq.nsf/(all)/662283DCD2EC2E00802568F90052FC49

Salvation Army, USA Headquarters - click on "About Us" + "history" - http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/www_usn.nsf

Seventh-Day Adventists - http://www.adventist.org/history/

Seventh-Day Adventist Manual (includes membership rules etc.) - http://www.adventist.org/churchmanual/

Seventh-Day Adventist Obituary Index - http://www.andrews.edu/library/ahc/sdapi.cgi

Seventh Day Adventists - http://www.religioustolerance.org/sda.htm

Unity School of Christianity, World Headquarters - http://www.unityworldhq.org/

Unity School of Christianity - http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/unity.html

 


MORMONS - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (originated in the 19th Century)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, official website - http://www.lds.org/

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, essay by Pam Durso - http://www.ethicsdaily.com/article_detail.cfm?AID=1237

Cyndi's List: LDS & Family History Centers - http://www.cyndislist.com/lds.htm#History

Mormonism and the American Mainstream - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nmormon.htm

The Mormons (within Library of Congress site) - http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel07.html

LDS Family History Library Catalog - use "Family History Library Catalog" link from the Library System page via http://www.familysearch.org

LDS Family History Library System - use "Library" link at http://www.familysearch.org

LDS FamilySearch Key Library Resources - use "Key Resources" link from the Library System page via http://www.familysearch.org

LDS, Why Family History? - use "Why Family History?" link from http://www.familysearch.org

 

RESTORATION MOVEMENT- Christian Churches + Churches of Christ + Disciples of Christ (a 19th Century Movement)

Center for Restoration Studies - http://150.252.220.5/crs/

Center for Restoration Studies, Collections - http://150.252.220.5/crs/CollectionTypes.asp

Christian Churches and Churches of Christ - http://www.christian-church.org/blank1.asp

Christian Churches and Churches of Christ - http://www.bible.acu.edu/crs/doc/ccacoc.htm

Christian Church, Churches of Christ (instrumental) - http://fact.hartsem.edu/denom/denom_icc.htm

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - http://www.disciples.org/

Churches of Christ - http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/who.html

Churches of Christ - http://church-of-christ.org/

Churches of Christ, Who Are We? - http://church-of-christ.org/who.html

Disciples of Christ - http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/cr/crintro.html

Disciples of Christ Historical Society - http://users.aol.com/dishistsoc/

Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Church Material on Microfilm - http://users.aol.com/dishistsoc/chmicro.htm

Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Congregational Files - http://users.aol.com/dishistsoc/churches.htm

The Evangelical Christian Church in Canada –

           http://www.cecconline.com

             www.cecconline.net/node/17

North American Christian Convention - http://www.nacctheconnectingplace.org/

Restoration Movement - http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/~jkh8x/soc257/nrms/restor1.html

Restoration Movement - http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/

Restoration Movement, Essay by Howard A. White - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/2104/restoration.html

Restoration Web Site Links - http://150.252.220.5/crs/sites.html

United Church of Christ: Merged 4 denominations; includes some Christian Churches - http://www.ucc.org/aboutus/archives/index.html

 

EASTERN-RITE CATHOLIC - A significant but not well understood development in Catholicism.

Catholic Eastern Churches - http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-catholiceastern.htm

Catholic Encyclopedia: Eastern Churches (See Part II B) - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05230a.htm

Eastern Catholic Churches - http://www.al-bushra.org/e-church/e-cath.htm

Eastern Church - http://www.cin.org/eastern.html

Eastern Laws and Customs - http://www.cin.org/rite21.html

Eastern Rite Catholics - http://www.cin.org/rite3.html

Eastern/Roman, Differences & Similarities - http://www.cin.org/rite4.html

Introduction to the Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church, Fr. Hal Stockert - http://www.cin.org/rite.html

Sources on Eastern Catholic Churches - http://www.mliles.com/jimcndf/rites/chart.shtml

Unofficial Directory, Eastern Catholic Churches in the U. S. –

     http://www.crosslink.net/~hrycak/ch_indx-s.html

 

ORTHODOX- One of the contributions carried here by immigrants.

Eastern Christian Churches - http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-introduction.htm

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - http://www.goarch.org/

Hall of Church History: The Eastern Orthodox - http://www.gty.org/~phil/orthodox.htm

The Orthodox Church in America -   

http://www.oca.org/pages/orth_chri/Orthodox-Church-Introduction/intro.oca.html

Orthodox Christian Information Center - http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/general/index.html

Orthodox Religious Groups in the United States - http://www.religioustolerance.org/orthodox.htm

St. George Orthodox Church, Charleston, W.V. -        
http://home.att.net/~stgeorgeweb/weeklybulletins/1-5-03/questions.htm

Timeline of [Orthodox] Church History - http://www.saintignatiuschurch.org/timeline.html#timechart

 

PROTESTANT- A study of Protestantism in America must begin with Colonial America.

Protestant Denominations established in Colonial America - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gentutor/protest.html

Note: This site is also by Beverly Whitaker and contains dozens of links for Protestant churches established here before 1800.

You can use those links to bring you on past colonial days and on into the 21st century. Included are all the earliest Protestant denominations, many of which have changed their names, merged with others, etc.

 

ROMAN CATHOLIC - Many of the immigrants of the 19th and 20th Centuries were Roman Catholic.

Note: Some of these links will also lead to sources for information about the Roman Catholic Church presence in Colonial America. But it was the period of heavy immigration which lasted until after World War I that brought with it spectacular growth of Catholicism in America.

Catholic Internet Directory - http://www.catholic.net/RCC/Indices/

Catholic Information Network - http://www.cin.org/index.html

New Advent, including the Catholic Encyclopedia - http://www.newadvent.org/

Rites of the Catholic Church in the West - http://credo.stormloader.com/ritesofc.htm

Roman Catholics and Immigration in 19th Century America - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/nromcath.htm

Roman Catholics & the American Mainstream in 20th Century –                                                                                       

http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/tmainstr.htm


NON-CHRISTIAN WORLD RELIGIONS

 

NON-CHRISTIAN WORLD RELIGIONS - general

Non-Christian Faith Groups - http://www.religioustolerance.org/us_rel3.htm

World Religions - http://www.religioustolerance.org/var_rel.htm#world


BAHA'I

Baha'i Faith - http://www.religioustolerance.org/bahai.htm

The Baha'i World - http://www.bahai.org/

The Baha'i World Community - http://www.bahai.org/article-1-2-0-12.html


BUDDHISM

Buddhism - http://www.religioustolerance.org/buddhism.htm

Buddhism in America, links - http://www.unc.edu/ncbuddhism/page44.html

Buddhism in the U.S. (June, 2001) - http://www.asiasource.org/news/at_mp_02.cfm?newsid=54751

Buddhism in the United States, essay by James Browning - http://www.ethicsdaily.com/article_detail.cfm?AID=1764

Buddhist Association of the United States - http://www.baus.org/baus/index.html

Buddhist Churches in America - http://www.fogbank.com/bca/

Chan Meditation Center - http://www.chan1.org/cmc/cmc.html

Diamond Way Buddhist Centers - http://www.diamondway.org/fintroduction.html

Nichiren Shoshu Temples in the United States - http://www.nst.org/templelist.html

"Spirituality Without Religion," an essay in Christianity Today - http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/1999/147/21.0.html

Tibetan Nyingma Centers - http://www.nyingma.org/

Tibetan Buddhist Archives - http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/

 

CONFUCIANISM

Confucianism - http://www.religioustolerance.org/confuciu.htm

 

HINDUISM

Hinduism - the World's 3rd Largest Religion - http://www.religioustolerance.org/hinduism.htm

Temples in Southeastern U.S. - http://www.unc.edu/~sramey/list.htm

Organizations in Southeastern U.S. (Hindu) - http://www.unc.edu/~sramey/org.htm


ISLAM

Council on American Islamic Relations - http://www.cair-net.org/

Institute of Islamic Information and Education - http://www.iiie.net/

Islam - the World's 2nd Largest Religion - http://www.religioustolerance.org/islam.htm

Islam in America - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/islam.htm

Islam in the United States (400 links) - http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/islam_in_the_us

Islam in the United States - http://www.fcusd.k12.ca.us/chsweb/Webstaff/BarakatIslam/ius.html

Islam, USA - an essay in Christianity Today - http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/004/1.40.html

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) - http://www.icna.org/

Islamic Society of North America - http://www.isna.net/default.asp

Muslim Matrimonials and More! - http://www.zawaj.com

Muslim Student Association, U.S. and Canada - http://www.msa-natl.org/

Nation of Islam, official web site - http://www.noi.org/

What Is Islam? an essay by Gary Leazer - http://www.ethicsdaily.com/article_detail.cfm?AID=1301


JUDAISM

American Jewish Archives, Collections (Cincinnati,Ohio) - http://huc.edu/aja/collect.htm#gen

American Jewish Experience thru 19th Century - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/nineteen/nkeyinfo/judaism.htm

American Jewish Experience in the 20th Century - http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us:8080/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/jewishexp.htm

American Jewish Historical Society (New York, NY) - http://www.ajhs.org/

AJHS Genealogically Relevant Collections - http://www.ajhs.org/research/Gene_RelevantC.cfm

Center for Jewish History (New York, NY) - http://www.cjh.org/

Chicago Jewish Archives - http://www.spertus.edu/asher/cja.html

Cyndi's List: Jewish - http://www.cyndislist.com/jewish.htm

Jewish Americans: The Immigrant Experience - http://www.hlla.com/catalog/jewishamericans.html

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy - http://www.jewishgen.org/

Jewish Historical Societies, Directory - http://www.ajhs.org/academic/other.cfm

Jewish Research, article by Gary Mokotoff - http://www.ancestry.com/library/print/ancmag/4114.htm

Jewish Toolkit - http://www.familytreemagazine.com/ethnic_cat.asp?ethnicity=Jewish

Judaism Described - http://www.religioustolerance.org/jud_desc.htm

Judaism/Denominations http://www.jewish.com/askarabbi/askarabbi/askr377.htm

Judaism 101 - http://www.jewfaq.org/

Modern Jewish denominations - http://groups.msn.com/judaismfaqs/thejewishdenominations.msnw


SIKHISM

Sikhism - http://www.religioustolerance.org/sikhism.htm


TAOISM

Taoism - http://www.religioustolerance.org/taoism.htm


ZOROASTRIANISM

Zoroastrian Association of Chicago - http://www.zac-chicago.org/

Zoroastrianism - http://www.religioustolerance.org/zoroastr.htm


 


STATISTICS

Largest Religious Groups in the United States of America - http://www.adherents.com/rel_USA.html

Membership, National Council of Churches' Member Communions -                                  http://www.electronicchurch.org/2002/NCC_members.htm

Membership, Non-Christian Faith Groups in the U.S.- http://www.religioustolerance.org/us_rel3.htm


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