Dutch Reformed Church in the United States

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History in the United States

The Dutch Reformed Church started in the United States in 1628. The first meeting was in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands (now known as New York City, New York).  In 1819, it was known as the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church. It's current name is Reformed Church in America.

Services were held in Dutch until 1764, although in the mid 19th century there was a revival of using Dutch instead of English as more Netherland immigrants came to the U.S.

For more on the history of the Dutch Reformed Church.

Dutch Reformed Records

Many ecords for the formerly called Dutch Reformed Church are now held in the Reformed Church in America Archives.  The Archives offers a search of their records for a fee of $30 an hour.  Use the RCA Archive form to make a request.

For a list of all RCA Archive church record holdings by locality

For a list of known congregations of the Dutch Reformed Church from 1628 to 2000.

RCA Archives
21 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Email: rgasero@rca.org

Other sources: A source that lists all ministers, where they served, and their year of service are found in: The Historical Directory of the Reformed Church in America, 1628-2000, edited by Russell L. Gasero. Information on book at Worldcat.