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)

What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1854-2012.

The form information on these records is printed in English, but the individuals' information is in the Hindi or 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. Because civil authorities in India did not begin registering vital statistics until the year 1872, the best sources for family information before that date are the church records.

Protestant church records contain information about 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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012.
The above link also has a list of the localities currently published in this collection.

Collection Contents

Baptismal records may 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 may 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 may contain the following information:

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

How Do I Search the Collection?

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 for marriages, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

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

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

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death
  • District

To search the collection images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "City/Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Year Range" which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Hindi/Gujarati. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

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Don't overlook FHL Place India, Gujarat items or FHL Keyword India, Gujarat items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see India Archives and Libraries.

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Collection Citation:

“India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012” Images. FamilySearch. [http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Guajarat Diocesan Council, Ahmedabad, Guajarat..


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 India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1854-2012.