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Introduction

     Church records are a good place to look when the civil registration of a birth, marriage, or death cannot be found or does not exist.   In the past when recording vital events was not required by the government, records maintained by the local churches served an important role in providing the aforementioned information.   Church records can tell you about the births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials of your ancestors. Membership registers can reveal the extent to which your ancestors participated in religious affairs. They can show transfers of membership and separation from the church, information helpful in tracing a family’s migration. They can also detail family relationships. 

     The church records and databases on this webpage contain a combination of birth marriage and, or death records.   Church record databases that are exclusive to only one type of record can be found on our other web pages that specific to that specific type, i.e. birth, marriage, death.

     All of the records and databases listed below are FREE and can be accessed and searched without having to pay for a subscription.   We try not to list any sites that have only a few records for the purpose of getting you to a website that will charge a fee to actually see the record beyond just a name.  

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States, Territories and Local Records

Arrow (red up) ALABAMA:

·    Alabama - International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Alabama Church Records

·    Alabama Church and Synagogue Records Collection

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Arrow (red up) ALASKA:

·    Alaska - International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) ARIZONA:

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Arrow (red up) ARKANSAS:

·    Arkansas- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) CALIFORNIA:

·    California- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    California Church Records

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Arrow (red up) COLORADO:

·    Colorado- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) CONNECTICUT:

·    Connecticut- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Rev. T. Davies Record, 1761 - 1766, Litchfield County

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Arrow (red up) DELAWARE:

·    Delaware- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Washington, DC:

·    District Of Columbia- International Genealogical Index

·    District of Columbia Church Records

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Arrow (red up) FLORIDA:

·    Florida- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) GEORGIA:

·    Georgia- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Georgia Church Records

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Arrow (red up) HAWAII:

·    Hawaii- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) IDAHO:

·    Idaho- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) ILLINOIS:

·    Belleville, IL, Catholic Parish Records, 1729-1956

·    Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925

·    Illinois- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Illinois, Chicago, Catholic Church Records, 1833-1925

 

Arrow (red up) INDIANA:

·    Indiana- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) IOWA:

·    Iowa- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) KANSAS:

·    Kansas- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Kansas Church Records

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Arrow (red up) KENTUCKY:

·    Kentucky- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) LOUISIANA:

·    Louisiana- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Louisiana Church Records

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Arrow (red up) MAINE:

·    Maine- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Maine: Church Records

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Arrow (red up) MARYLAND:

·    Maryland- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) MASSACHUSETTS:

·    Massachusetts- International Genealogical Index

·    Records of First Parish of Brewster/Harwich, MA: 1700-1733

·    Records of First Parish of Brewster/Harwich, MA: 1733-1744

·    Records of First Parish of Brewster/Harwich, MA: 1744-1765

·    Records of First Parish of Brewster/Harwich, MA: 1765-1792

·    Lee, Bristol Co., MA, Congregational Church Records, 1780-1800

·    Ipswich, Essex Co., MA, First Church of Christ Membership, 1862

·    Topsfield, Essex Co., MA, Church Membership, 1684-1751

·    Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA, Rev. Roger NEWTON's records, 1762 to 1812

·    Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, Second Baptist Church Membership

·    Groton, Middlesex Co., MA - Church Membership, 1761 - 1830

·    Malden, Middlesex Co., MA, First Baptist Church Membership

·    Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA, West Church Membership

·    Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA, 1st Parish Records

·    Winchester, Middlesex Co., MA, Congregational Church Members, 1859

·    Nantucket, Nantucket Co. MA, Quakerism

·    Nantucket, Nantucket Co. MA, Early Quakers: Journals of John Richardson & Thomas Story

·    Foxborough, Norfolk Co., Ma, First Baptist Church Membership

·    Mattapoisett, Rochester, MA, Tax Rate & Church Membership Lists

·    Middleboro, Plymouth Co., MA, First Church - Members, 1694-1799

·    Middleboro, Plymouth Co., MA, First Church - Members, 1800-1853

·    Middleboro, Plymouth Co., MA, First Church - Members, 1857-1895

·    North Middleborough, Plymouth Co., MA, Church Members, 1876

·    Wareham, Plymouth Co., MA, 1st Congregational Church Membership

·    Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Officers & Beneficiaries of the First Church, 1630 to 1880

·    Worcester, Worcester Co., MA, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Baptisms, 1885-1894, & Members, 1894

 

Arrow (red up) MICHIGAN:

·    Michigan (A-J) - International Genealogical Index

·   Michigan (K-Z) - International Genealogical Index

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Arrow (red up) MINNESOTA:

·    Minnesota- International Gene\alogical Index, Family Search

·    Church & Organization Records – Minnesota

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Arrow (red up) MISSISSIPPI:

·    Mississippi- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Mississippi Church Records

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Arrow (red up) MISSOURI:

·    Missouri- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) MONTANA:

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Arrow (red up) NEBRASKA:

·    Nebraska- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) NEVADA:

 

Arrow (red up) NEW HAMPSHIRE:

·   New Hampshire- International Genealogical Index, Family

·   Lakeport, Belknap Co., NH, First Baptist Church Membership

·   Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, Congregational Church Members, 1877

·   Henniker, Merrimack Co., NH, Congregational Church Membership, 1835

·   Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH, Second Parish Membership to 1874

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Arrow (red up) NEW JERSEY:

·    New Jersey- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Amwell, Hunterdon Co., NJ, Presbyterian Church: Officers & Members, 1820-99

·    Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ, Presbyterian Church Records, 1744-1891

·    East Orange, Essex Co., Trinity Congregational Church Membership, 1893

·    Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ, Lamington Church Membership to 1890

·    Elizabeth, Union Co., Westminster Presbyterian Ch.: Off. & Members to 1876

·    Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ, First Presbyterian Church Membership List - 1868

·    Hanover, Morris Co., NJ, Marriages & Baptisms, 1746-1796

·    Mendham, Morris Co., NJ, Methodist Episcopal Baptisms & Marriages

·    Montville, Morris Co., NJ, True Dutch Reformed Church Records

·    Newark, Essex Co., NJ, Second Presbyterian Church Membership, 1867

·    Newark, Essex Co., South Park Presbyterian Church Members, 1853-1904

·    Newark, Essex Co., First Baptist Church & South Baptist Church Members

·    Paterson, Essex Co., NJ, Presbyterian Church Members, 1892

·    Pinebrook, Morris Co., Methodist Church, Baptisms & Marriages, 1850-1876

·    Rathway, Union Co., Second Presbyterian Church Membership, 1849-1888

·    Sparta, Sussex Co., NJ, Presbyterian Church Membership, 1805-1887

·    Stone House Plains, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1855-1883

·    Westfield, Union Co., NJ, Presbyterian Baptisms, 1759-1850

·    Westfield, Union Co., NJ, Presbyterian Marriages, 1759-1849

·    Westfield, Union Co., NJ, Presbyterian Church Membership

·    New Jersey, Calvary United Methodist Church Records, 1821-2003

 

Arrow (red up) NEW MEXICO:

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Arrow (red up) NEW YORK:

·    New York- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    New York Church Records

·    NYC, St. Peter's Lutheran Church Records, 1862-1955

·    Methodist Church Records to 1940: NYC, NY

·    Presbyterian Church Records to 1940: NYC, NY

·    New York, Buffalo, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records, 1812-1970

·    New York, Frank S. Rowland Church Register, 1889-1917

·    Albany, Albany Co., NY, 1st Presbyterian Ch. Members,1795-1877

·    Albany, Albany Co., NY, 4th Presbyterian Ch. Members,1828-36

·    Albany, Albany Co., NY, Reformed Prot. Dutch Ch., 1683-1700 

·    Albany, Albany Co., NY, Pearl Street Baptist Church Membership

·    Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY, First Congregational Church Membership, 1895

·    Walton, Delaware Co., NY, First Congregational Ch. Members, 1793-1866

·    Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., NY, Presbyterian Ch. Members, 1905

·    Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, Lafayette St., Presbyterian Ch. Members, 1876

·    Buffalo, Erie Co., NY,North Presbyterian Church Membership 1865

·    Catskill, Greene Co., NY, Presbyterian Church Records

·    Canarsie, Kings Co., NY, Dutch Evangelical Reformed Church Membership

·    Cazenovia, Madison Co., NY - Officials of St. Peter's Episcopalian Ch., 1844-96

·    Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY, First Ave. Methodist Ch. Members,1918

·    Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, 1st Presbyterian Church - Marriages & Births, 1826-1850

·    Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, 1st Presbyterian Church - Membership Lists, 1826-1850

·    Victor, Ontario Co., NY, First Presbyterian Church Membership, 1799 to 1888

·    Chester, Orange Co., NY, First Presbyterian Church Membership, 1898

·    Goshen, Orange Co., NY, St. James Protestant Episcopal Church Records

·    Goshen, Orange Co., NY, First Presbyterian Church Membership

·    Newburgh, Orange Co., NY, Baptist Church Membership

·    Newburgh, Orange Co., NY, Moulton Memorial Baptist Church Membership, 1919-20

·    Newburgh, Orange Co., NY, Presbyterian Church Membership

·    Warwick, Orange Co., NY, Reformed Church Members, 1804 - 1904

·    Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY, Christ Church Records

·    Barryville, Sullivan Co., NY, First Congregational Church Records, 1836-1923

·    Cochecton, Sullivan Co., NY, Presbyterian Church Records

·    Ferndale, Sullivan Co., NY, Free Methodist Church Membership

·    Grahamville, Sullivan Co., NY, Reformed Dutch Church Records

·    Half Way Brook, Sullivan Co., NY, Methodist Episcopal Church Records

·    Lake Huntington, Sullivan Co., NY, First Presbyterian Church Records, 1911-1928

·    Parkville & Liberty, Sullivan Co., NY, Baptist Church Records, 1858-1929

·    Rochester, NY Church Records

·    Rock Hill, Sullivan Co., NY, Methodist Episcopal Church Records

·    Unionville, Sullivan Co., N.Y., Union Tabernacle Reformed Church Records

·    Woodbourne, Sullivan Co., NY, Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1819-1918

·    Owego, Tioga Co., NY, Congregational Church Membership - 1857

·    Spencer, Tioga Co., NY, Presbyterian Church Membership

·    Guilford, Ulster Co., NY, Guilford Church Records, Members 1833-1912

·    Amawalk, Westchester Co., NY, Friends Records

·    Chappaqua Quaker Records

·    Yorktown, Westchester Co., NY, Members, 1786-1824

·    Penn Yan, Yates Co., NY, 1st Methodist Church Members, 1904

Arrow (red up) NORTH CAROLINA:

·    North Carolina (A-L) - International Genealogical Index

·    North Carolina (M-Z) - International Genealogical Index

 

Arrow (red up) NORTH DAKOTA:

·    North Dakota- International Genealogical Index

·    North Dakota Church Records

 

Arrow (red up) OHIO:

·   Ohio- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·   Ohio, Diocese of Toledo, Catholic Parish Records, 1796-2004

·   Cleveland, OH: Trinity Lutheran Church Records, 1853-2013

 

Arrow (red up) OKLAHOMA:

·    Oklahoma- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) OREGON:

·    Oregon- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) PENNSYLVANIA:

·    Pennsylvania Church Records

·    Berks County Church Records – USGENWEB

·    Pennsylvania- International Genealogical Index

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Arrow (red up) RHODE ISLAND:

·      Rhode Island- International Genealogical Index

·      Pawcatuck Baptist Church, Interallied Families, Westerly, Washington Co., RI

·      Pawcatuck Baptist Church Membership, Westerly, Washington Co., RI

·      E. Providence & Seekonk, Providence Co., RI, Newman Congregational Ch. - Members

·      Providence, Providence Co., RI, First Baptist Church, Membership

·      Providence, Providence Co., RI, Bell Street Chapel Membership

·      Providence, Providence Co., RI, High Street Congregational Church Records

·      Pawcatuck Baptist Church Membership, Westerly, Washington Co., RI

·      Pawcatuck Baptist Church Interallied Families, Westerly, Washington Co., RI

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Arrow (red up) SOUTH CAROLINA:

·    South Carolina- International Genealogical Index

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Arrow (red up) SOUTH DAKOTA:

·    South Dakota- International Genealogical Index

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Arrow (red up) TENNESSEE:

·    Tennessee- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) TEXAS:

·    Texas- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    First Baptist Church, Mabank, Kaufman Co., TX: Rolls,1908-13

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Arrow (red up) UTAH:

·   Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900

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Arrow (red up) VERMONT:

·      Vermont- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·      Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, First Church Membership

·      Rockingham, Windham Co., VT, Religious Preferences

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Arrow (red up) VIRGINIA:

·    Early Virginia Religious Petitions, 1774-1802

·    Virginia- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    St. Peter's Parish Vestry Book, New Kent Co., VA

·    St. Peter's Parish Register, New Kent Co., VA

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Arrow (red up) WASHINGTON:

·    Washington- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

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Arrow (red up) WEST VIRGINIA:

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Arrow (red up) WISCONSIN:

·    Wisconsin- International Genealogical Index, Family Search

·    Wisconsin Church Records

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Arrow (red up) WYOMING:

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World, National and Regional Records

Arrow (red up) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

·    Church Records  - Rootsweb

 

Arrow (red up) OTHER COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD:

CANADA:

·    International Genealogical Index for Canada

IRELAND:

·    International Genealogical Index for Ireland

·    Church Records at Irish Genealogy

·    Diocese of Ardagh Will Index

·    Diocese of Raphoe: Index to Wills 1684 - 1858

UNITED KINGDOM:

·    I.G.I. for the Channel Islands

·    International Genealogical Index for England

·    International Genealogical Index for Scotland

·    International Genealogical Index for Wales

·    IGI Index in the British Isles (those that cover many places)

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