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Confirmation & Member Records

  Summary

  Confirmations:

New member roll (includes confirmations), 1886-96: 1-24, 25-54, 55-84, 85-114, 115-42, 143-71, 172-200, 201-29, 230-58, 259-82, 283-08, 309-29, 330-49, 350-73, 374-98, 399-422, 423-51, 452-80, 481-506

1897-98: 507-31, 532-49, 550-65

1898-99: 566-83, 584-606, 607-27, 628-49, 650-75, 676-702, 703-21, 722-48

1899-1900: 749-72, 773-801, 802-29, 830-52

1900-01: 853-74, 875-900, 901-19

1901-02: 920-40, 941-969, 970-87

1902-04: 988-1006, 1009-28

1904-05: 1029-56, 1057-78

1905: 1079-1106, 1107-28

1906-07:  1129-1153, 1154-70, 1171-1189

1907:  1190-1211, 1212-24

1908-09: 1225-51, 1252-75, 1276-1302, 1303-28, 1329-55

1909-10: 1356-1378

1911-13: 1379-1401, 1402-23, 1424-41, 1442-65

1914: p1, p2

1915-18: p1, p2, p3, p4, p5

Membership records are of several sorts.  The most common and regular are records of confirmation.  There are some records of transfers, but for the most part, transfers were not recorded in list form.

ConstitutionOn several occasions, members were asked to sign on to the church's "Constitution and Discipline."  It appears that members at the time the document was implemented were asked to sign at the end of the document.  Later, new members signed on.  The first such occasion is the "Constitution and Discipline" of 1859.  The original signatures are dated, but subsequent additions are not dated. 

The  "Constitution and Discipline" of 1886 appears to follow a similar format.  However, the first 506 names that were added between 1886 and 1896 are undated.  Members added on between 1899 and 1918, and also 1942-43 are indicated.  Many additions were by way of confirmation.

The records are handwritten, typically on paper that has become yellow or brown, and in some cases, is brittle and frayed.  Content is rarely lost due to damaged paper.  In some cases, the ink used to record the record has faded or has bled through the paper, partially obscuring records on the back of the page. In almost all cases, the faded content is readable at higher magnification.