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= Ohio Episcopal Church Records =
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=== How To Use This Record  ===
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== Collection Time Period ==
  
Use christening and birth records of christenings (baptisms) to identify a person’s birth date and place. They are an excellent substitute for civil birth information.  
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This information pertains to church records created 1840-1930.
  
Use church records of confirmations to identify a person’s birth date and place or his or her age. If only the age is given, use it to calculate the person’s birth date.
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== Record History ==
  
Use church records of deaths or burials to identify a person’s birth date and place. Use age at death or burial to calculate a person’s birth date. They are an excellent substitute for civil death information.  
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Church records in the United States began in the early 1600s. They can be found in the churches, church archives, or university archives. They normally records christenings, confirmations, marriages, and deaths.<br>An infant’s christening usually took place within a few days or few weeks of the birth, depending on the religion. Some churches, such as the Baptists, baptized only adults not infants. Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blessed their infants when they were a few weeks or a few months old.<br>Many religions tested the church knowledge of those that had been baptized as infants and then confirmed them a member of that religion. Frequently, a person’s age at confirmation was between 14 and 20.<br>
  
Use church records of marriages to identify a couple, the marriage date and place, and to begin compiling a family group. They are an excellent substitute for civil marriage information.&nbsp;
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=== Why This Record Was Created ===
  
=== Why This Record Was Created<br> ===
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To know who were members, Churches were required to record the date a person was baptized into the Christian religion. Many churches also recorded the date of birth along with the date of baptism. Church were also required to record the burial and marriage dates of the members of the local congregation. Only some churches performed confirmations and were required to record the names of those that were confirmed members of the church.
  
To know who were members, Churches were required to record the date a person was baptized into the Christian religion. Many churches also recorded the date of birth along with the date of baptism. Church were also required to record the burial and marriage dates of the members of the local congregation. Only some churches performed confirmations and were required to record the names of those that were confirmed members of the church.&nbsp;
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=== Record Reliability ===
  
=== Record History ===
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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.
  
Church records in the United States began in the early 1600s. They can be found in the churches, church archives, or university archives. They normally records christenings, confirmations, marriages, and deaths. An infant’s christening usually took place within a few days or few weeks of the birth, depending on the religion. Some churches, such as the Baptists, baptized only adults not infants. Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blessed their infants when they were a few weeks or a few months old. Many religions tested the church knowledge of those that had been baptized as infants and then confirmed them a member of that religion. Frequently, a person’s age at confirmation was between 14 and 20. 
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== Record Description ==
  
=== Record Description  ===
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Entries are recorded in register books in columns or in paragraphs without columns.
  
Church records in the United States began in the early 1600s. They can be found in the churches, church archives, or university archives. They normally records christenings, confirmations, marriages, and deaths.
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=== Record Content ===
  
An infant’s christening usually took place within a few days or few weeks of the birth, depending on the religion. Some churches, such as the Baptists, baptized only adults not infants. Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blessed their infants when they were a few weeks or a few months old.
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Genealogical information in church birth and christening records is:
  
Many religions tested the church knowledge of those that had been baptized as infants and then confirmed them a member of that religion. Frequently, a person’s age at confirmation was between 14 and 20.
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*Birth and christening dates and places
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*Names of parents and children, witnesses and godparents
  
=== Record Coverage ===
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<br>Genealogical information in church confirmation records:
  
This information pertains to church records created 1840-1930.&nbsp;
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*Names of parents and children
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*Birth and christening dates and places
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*Ages of children confirmed
  
Church records in Ohio cover about 33% of the population.
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<br>Genealogical information in church death and burial records is:
  
=== Record Content  ===
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*Names of persons, their parents, spouses and children
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*Birth, death and burial dates and places
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*Ages of persons
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*Places of residence
  
Genealogical information in church birth and christening records is:  
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<br>Genealogical information in church marriage records:
  
*Birth and christening dates and places  
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*Names of husbands and wives, parents and witnesses
*Names of parents and children, witnesses and godparents
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*Birth, marriage and divorce dates and places
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*Ages of husbands and wives
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*Places of residence
  
Genealogical information in church confirmation records:
 
  
*Names of parents and children
 
*Birth and christening dates and places
 
*Ages of children confirmed
 
  
Genealogical information in church death and burial records is:
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== How To Use This Record  ==
  
*Names of persons, their parents, spouses and children
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Use christening and birth records of christenings (baptisms) to identify a person’s birth date and place. They are an excellent substitute for civil birth information.
*Birth, death and burial dates and places
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*Ages of persons
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*Places of residence
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Genealogical information in church marriage records:
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Use church records of confirmations to identify a person’s birth date and place or his or her age. If only the age is given, use it to calculate the person’s birth date.
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Use church records of deaths or burials to identify a person’s birth date and place. Use age at death or burial to calculate a person’s birth date. They are an excellent substitute for civil death information.
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Use church records of marriages to identify a couple, the marriage date and place, and to begin compiling a family group. They are an excellent substitute for civil marriage information.&nbsp;
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== Sources of This Collection ==
  
*Names of husbands and wives, parents and witnesses
 
*Birth, marriage and divorce dates and places
 
*Ages of husbands and wives
 
*Places of residence
 
  
=== Record Reliability ===
 
  
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.<br>
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==== How to Cite Your Sources ====
  
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Contents

Collection Time Period

This information pertains to church records created 1840-1930.

Record History

Church records in the United States began in the early 1600s. They can be found in the churches, church archives, or university archives. They normally records christenings, confirmations, marriages, and deaths.
An infant’s christening usually took place within a few days or few weeks of the birth, depending on the religion. Some churches, such as the Baptists, baptized only adults not infants. Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints blessed their infants when they were a few weeks or a few months old.
Many religions tested the church knowledge of those that had been baptized as infants and then confirmed them a member of that religion. Frequently, a person’s age at confirmation was between 14 and 20.

Why This Record Was Created

To know who were members, Churches were required to record the date a person was baptized into the Christian religion. Many churches also recorded the date of birth along with the date of baptism. Church were also required to record the burial and marriage dates of the members of the local congregation. Only some churches performed confirmations and were required to record the names of those that were confirmed members of the church.

Record Reliability

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.

Record Description

Entries are recorded in register books in columns or in paragraphs without columns.

Record Content

Genealogical information in church birth and christening records is:

  • Birth and christening dates and places
  • Names of parents and children, witnesses and godparents


Genealogical information in church confirmation records:

  • Names of parents and children
  • Birth and christening dates and places
  • Ages of children confirmed


Genealogical information in church death and burial records is:

  • Names of persons, their parents, spouses and children
  • Birth, death and burial dates and places
  • Ages of persons
  • Places of residence


Genealogical information in church marriage records:

  • Names of husbands and wives, parents and witnesses
  • Birth, marriage and divorce dates and places
  • Ages of husbands and wives
  • Places of residence


How To Use This Record

Use christening and birth records of christenings (baptisms) to identify a person’s birth date and place. They are an excellent substitute for civil birth information.

Use church records of confirmations to identify a person’s birth date and place or his or her age. If only the age is given, use it to calculate the person’s birth date.

Use church records of deaths or burials to identify a person’s birth date and place. Use age at death or burial to calculate a person’s birth date. They are an excellent substitute for civil death information.

Use church records of marriages to identify a couple, the marriage date and place, and to begin compiling a family group. They are an excellent substitute for civil marriage information. 

Related Websites

This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.

Related Wiki Articles

Sources of This Collection

How to Cite Your Sources

Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)