New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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New York City, New York, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1847-1938
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of marriage records and index cards from an Episcopal Church in Manhattan. This collection is being published as images become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records, 1847-1938.

Collection Content

Sample Images

The records include the following genealogical information:

  • Name of husband and wife
  • Marriage date
  • Names of parents and witnesses
  • Ages
  • Places of residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection you will need to know the following information:

  • The ancestor’s name
  • The approximate date of the marriage

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒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 each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated 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.


Citing This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

"New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records, 1847-1938." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Church of the Transfiguration Records, New York, New York.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records, 1847-1938.

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