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Examples of Episcopal archives and organizations in the United States include:  
Examples of Episcopal archives and organizations in the United States include:  
*Archives of the Episcopal Church <br>
*Archives of the Episcopal Church
**606 Rathervue Place<br>
::606 Rathervue Place
**P.O. Box 2247<br>
::P.O. Box 2247
**Austin, Texas 78768 <br>
::Austin, Texas 78768
**Telephone: 512-472-6816<br>  
**Telephone: 512-472-6816<br>  
**Fax: 512-480-0437<br>  
**Fax: 512-480-0437<br>  

Revision as of 11:12, 31 March 2014

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records Gotoarrow.png  Episcopal Church Records

History in the United States

The Episcopal Church is the United States version of the Anglican Church or Church of England. It is also known as Protestant Episcopal. It was well-established in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and a few other English colonies in North America the 1600s. It was very strong in colonial times, especially in the Southern states.

It is a worldwide family of autonomous churches. Other names used by Episcopal churches around the world have included:

  • Anglican Church
  • Anglican Church of Canada
  • Church of England
  • Church of Scotland
  • Church in Wales
  • Church of Ireland
  • Episcopal Church
  • Protestant Episcopal Church

Episcopal Church Records

Types of Church Records

  • Baptism (infant)
  • Confirmations
  • Marriages
  • Deaths and burials
  • Vestry minutes

Where they are Located

Examples of Episcopal archives and organizations in the United States include:

  • Archives of the Episcopal Church
606 Rathervue Place
P.O. Box 2247
Austin, Texas 78768
  • Virginia Theological Seminary.jpg
    Virginia Theological Seminary
Archives of the Bishop Payne Library
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone: 703-461-1731
E-mail: AskArchives@vts.edu
Internet: Virginia Theological Seminary Archives

Houses many of the original Church of England (now Episcopalian Church) parish registers, vestry books, and manuscripts of colonial Virginia, as well as photos, and the African American Episcopal Historical Collection.[1] Formerly known as the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia.
2296 Henderson Mill Road, NE Suite 406
Atlanta, GA 30345-2739
Telephone: 800-914-2000
Voice: 770-414-1515
Fax: 770-414-1518
Internet: List of parishes and other affiliates
800 Maplewood Avenue
P.O. Box 447
Ambridge, PA 15003-0447
Telephone: 724-266-9400
Fax: 724-266-1129
Email: admin@anglicanchurch.net

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

  1. Archives in Virginia Theological Seminary (accessed 5 January 2014).