Collections of Church Records at Ancestry.com

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Ancestry.com frequently updates their existing record collections. The best way to find what’s new is to check out the Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry page. Ancestry recently updated and added church record collections.

Evangelical Records – new collections
The records in this collection consist of administrative records from Evangelical Free Church of America. Indexes have been provided for baptisms, marriages, burials, and membership records (arrivals, dismissals, and member lists) as well as congregational histories, meeting minutes, and biographical files of church leaders.

Some of the member lists may include the location in Sweden an individual or family was originally from. Records are mainly written in either English or Swedish.

U.S., Evangelical Free Church of America, Swedish American Church Records, 1800-1946

U.S., Evangelical Covenant Church, Swedish American Church Records, 1868-1970

Church of England Records – updated collections

These data collections consists of burial records from over 10,000 Church of England parish registers (including Bishop’s Transcripts) in the Greater London area, from the original registers deposited at London Metropolitan Archives as well as those formerly held by Guildhall Library Manuscripts section.

London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2003

The collection also includes registers of deaths and burials that occurred in workhouses operated by the Boards of Guardians. The parish registers cover the years 1813-2003, whole the Board of Guardian records covers the years 1834-1906.

London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932

Records in this collection are arranged in chronological order and contain the following information: names of spouses, fathers’ names, age, marital condition, rank or profession, Fathers’ rank or profession, residence, marriage date or dates of publication of banns, marriage place (parish and county) whether married by license or by banns.

London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

This collection contains baptism and burial records from 1538-1812 and marriage records from 1538-1753 for more than 10,000 Church of England parish registers from parishes in the Greater London area. It also include Bishop’s Transcripts – copies of parish registers sent to the bishop of a diocese.

London, England, Church of England Confirmation Records, 1838-1923

Both the British government and the church had an interest in record keeping, and a 1538 act of Parliament required ministers in the Church of England to record baptisms, marriages, and burials. Confirmations, another church rite, have also been recorded and the confirmation registers from many parishes around London make up this database.

London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917

This collection includes registers of births and baptisms that occurred in churches, and also in workhouses operated by the Boards of Guardians.

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