Ohio Episcopal Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Collection Time Period ==
  
This information pertains to church records created 1840-1930.
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This information pertains to church records created 1840-1930.  
  
== Record History ==
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== 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.<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>
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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.  
  
=== Why This Record Was Created ===
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=== 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.
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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.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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=== 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.
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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.  
  
== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
Entries are recorded in register books in columns or in paragraphs without columns.
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Entries are recorded in register books in columns or in paragraphs without columns.  
  
=== Record Content ===
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=== Record Content ===
  
Genealogical information in church birth and christening records is:
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Genealogical information in church birth and christening records is:  
  
*Birth and christening dates and places
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*Birth and christening dates and places  
 
*Names of parents and children, witnesses and godparents
 
*Names of parents and children, witnesses and godparents
  
<br>Genealogical information in church confirmation records:
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Genealogical information in church confirmation records:  
  
*Names of parents and children
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*Names of parents and children  
*Birth and christening dates and places
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*Birth and christening dates and places  
 
*Ages of children confirmed
 
*Ages of children confirmed
  
<br>Genealogical information in church death and burial records is:
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Genealogical information in church death and burial records is:  
  
*Names of persons, their parents, spouses and children
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*Names of persons, their parents, spouses and children  
*Birth, death and burial dates and places
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*Birth, death and burial dates and places  
*Ages of persons
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*Ages of persons  
 
*Places of residence
 
*Places of residence
  
<br>Genealogical information in church marriage records:
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Genealogical information in church marriage records:  
  
*Names of husbands and wives, parents and witnesses
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*Names of husbands and wives, parents and witnesses  
*Birth, marriage and divorce dates and places
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*Birth, marriage and divorce dates and places  
*Ages of husbands and wives
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*Ages of husbands and wives  
 
*Places of residence
 
*Places of residence
 
 
  
 
== How To Use This Record  ==
 
== How To Use This Record  ==
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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.  
 
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.&nbsp;
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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.  
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== Related Web Sites  ==
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This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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More information about church records can be found at:
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[[Ohio Church Records|Ohio Church Records]]
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[[United States Church Records|United States Church Records]]
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=== Contributions to This Article ===
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
  
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A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections| How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
  
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection ====
  
== Sources of This Collection ==
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023
  
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== Sources of Information for This Collection ==
  
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<!--bibdescbegin-->Ohio. Episcopal Church Records. Various Church offices and repositories throughout Ohio. <!--bibdescend-->
  
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[[Category:Ohio|Vital Records]]

Revision as of 05:54, 24 May 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

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 Web Sites

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

Related Wiki Articles

More information about church records can be found at:

Ohio Church Records

United States Church Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

Sources of Information for This Collection

Ohio. Episcopal Church Records. Various Church offices and repositories throughout Ohio.