Using Church for Researching Your Ancestry

Getting Started with Church Records for Researching Your Ancestry

Church records can often provide family connections that may not be available in any other way. One of these ways is that the records often include the names of witnesses to the religious events that are chronicled. In this way, you can determine who else might be related to the family. In addition, through christening records you can determine the year of birth of a child and through cemetery records you can determine the date of death, as well.

Details on Using Church Records for Researching Your Ancestry

See how to search for church and parish records along with a church records search example at the links below.

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