Community of Christ in the United State (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course US: Religious Records - Part 2  by Beverly Whitaker, CG. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

(Formerly: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)


On the “Community of Christ History” webpage are details of its 170-year history.


In response to my query about what records the Community of Christ keeps which might be helpful to genealogists, I received information from their headquarters:

Membership? Yes, Community of Christ members only
Birth? Yes
Marriage? Yes
Death, Burial, Obituaries? Yes
Biographic Sketches for Leaders? Sometimes

I was told that persons wanting to access these records should contact by letter, using the address below:

Community of Christ
1001 W. Walnut
Independence Missouri 64050-3562


Community of Christ


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