India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

  • भारत, गुजरात सूबा चर्च रिकॉर्ड्स (Hindi Language Translation)
  • ભારત ગુજરાત ડાયોસિઝ ચર્ચ રેકોર્ડઝ (Gujarati Language Translation)

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1854-2012.

These records are in the Hindi and Gujarati languages.

The records include church records from the Church of North India. They contain baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the Dioceses of Gujarat, India. The church records are an excellent source for accurate information about names and dates and on places of births, marriages, and deaths. Many people who lived in India have information recorded about them in a church record. Civil authorities in India did not begin registering vital statistics until the year 1872, the church records before that date are the best source for family information.

Protestant church records containing baptisms, marriages, deaths, and Vastipatrak for the Protestant Diocese of Gujarat, India. Vastipatrak are compilations of family information which pull together the members of families, indicate relationships, and record some vital record information. The original records are located at the Gujarat Diocesan Council, I.P. Mission Compound, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad, India.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“India, Gujarat Diocese Church Records, 1950-1981” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013.

Record Content

Baptismal records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Father’s occupation
  • Residence of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of bride
  • Name of groom
  • Age of both bride and groom
  • Place of birth
  • Name of parents
  • Father’s occupation
  • Names of witnesses

Death records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Place of last residence
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To begin your search for baptism records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of parents
  • Approximate year of birth
  • District

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of bride or groom
  • Approximate year of marriage
  • District

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death
  • District

Searching the Collection

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⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "City/Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Year Range" which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

Related Websites

India Church History and Description

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India Church Records

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