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Access the records: New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records, 1847-1937 .
The collection consists of marriage records and index cards from an Episcopal Church in Manhattan. This collection is being published as images become available.
The records include the following genealogical information:
- Name of husband and wife
- Marriage date
- Names of parents and witnesses
- Places of residence
How to Use the Record
To search the collection you will need to know the following information:
- The ancestor’s name
- The approximate date of the marriage
Search the Collection
To search the collection
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter" which takes you to the images
Begin with the index. Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Use the information in the index to locate the actual marriage record.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use marriage records to begin compiling a family group. These are an excellent substitute for civil marriage records.
- Use church records in general to identify other family members who may have served as witnesses to an event.
- Use the date along with the locality or residence to find the family in census records and land records.
If you do not find your ancestor, try these suggestions:
- Look for variant spellings of the names.
- Check the records of other congregations in the area or nearby communities.
- There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
Church records are considered a primary source. They are usually reliable because they are kept by the minister, or a clerk appointed by the minister, who usually recorded an event at or very near the time it occurred.
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Citation for This Collection
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- Manhattan, Episcopal Church. New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records. Church of the Transfiguration Records, New York, New York.
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