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Congregational Church and Crosby Library in Antwerp

Historical Churches of Antwerp, New York

Short history on various historical churches of Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York.

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The First Stanford (Baptist) Church at Bangall, Dutchess Co., New York

The earliest records of this Church are dated from Great Nine Partners, Charlotte Precinct, N. Y. Its first members appear to have emigrated from Massachusetts, and were organized into a Church, Oct. 1, 1759, in Dutchess County, by covenanting together and appointing Ephraim Bullock and Corner Bullock to preach the gospel and administer the ordinances …

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The old Sugar House & Middle Dutch Church, Liberty St NY in 1830 by George Hayward in 1858

New York City Reformed Dutch Marriage Records, 1639-95

Settled by the Dutch in the seventeenth century, New Amsterdam became New York and a part of the British Empire in 1667. Many of these early Dutch settlers were members of the Reformed Dutch Church located in the city. Taken from existing church records, these manuscript are a collection of marriage records and includes information regarding over 2600 men and women. Researchers will find the date of marriage and the names of both bride and groom for persons married in the city between 1639 and 1695. Although these records appear in the original Dutch, this database can be valuable to researchers of ancestors from the New York City area.

Sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria in 1849

Church History of Alexandria New York

The Church History of Alexandria New York, provides a brief history of each of the churches in existence in Alexandria in 1878, including their members and leaders.

Large Leather Sketchbook

Baptisms by Reverend Archibald White, 1789-1805

Archibald White was a circuit minister for the Presbyterian Church and early in his career traveled to Virginia, Maryland, North & South Carolina and parts of Pennsylvania in his quest to deliver the Good news. In his official capacity of clergyman he would often baptize those requesting it. In the spring of 1793, Rev. White moved to Washington County, New York where he also performed numerous baptisms. The following are from his own journal, and record his baptisms over a 15 year period.

First Alfred Seventh Day Baptist Church

Rev. A Clyde Ehret Installed at Alfred New York

Rev. A Clyde Ehret Installed at Alfred Alfred 1)Seventh Day Baptist Church at Alfred NY. has a new pastor. Some one has kindly sent the Sabbath Recorder a program of the installation exercises which we give our readers here, hoping that some of the good things said in the meeting on Sabbath morning may also …

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The Berlin NY Seventh Day Baptist Church

Installation Services of Rev. E. Adelbert Witter at Berlin, N.Y., May 22, 1920

Installation Services of Rev. E. Adelbert Witter at Berlin, N.Y., May 22, 1920 After a wait of several months for their pastor-elect, and seeking in every way to keep up the appointments of the church, and live a spiritual interest in the church and denominational work, the Berlin Seventh Day Baptist Church was much cheered …

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Seventh Day Baptist Church at Verona NY

Historical Sketch of the Seventh Day Baptist Church at Verona, NY

Historical Sketch of Verona Church by Mrs. Carrie Stark One hundred years ago, June 19, 1820, a little group assembled here to form the sacred organization of a church. In the year 1804, one Daniel Williams with a part of his family, consisting of his wife, seven sons, and one daughter, started westward from Hopkinton, …

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Congregational Church, Richmond Hill, Long Island

The Vosburgh Collection of Congregational Church Records

A large collection of church records for New York was commissioned by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and is known by the name of its editor, Royden Woodward Vosburgh. Its 101 volumes cover mostly Dutch, German-Lutheran, and Presbyterian records, but not all are indexed. Besides the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, these volumes are available at the Connecticut State Library and on microfilm at the New York Public Library, the Family History Library, and in other libraries. The information will provide you with a general idea of which churches are available and the years of the records transcribed. You can find the specifics for each church as to which type of records and specific years covered for those records at the Connecticut State Library online catalog or directly by clicking on any linked town. If the town is not yet linked then we have not gathered the specifics for that town yet but the Connecticut State Library has.

The Little Church in New York City

Ecclesiastical Records, State of New York

These records bring together a larger number of the ecclesiastical documents of the colonial period relating to New York and New Jersey than any other single collection. The original design of the enterprise was to gather the documents of the Reformed Dutch church as the oldest denomination in the State. But as the work progressed it seemed desirable to bring in collateral documents of other religious bodies, because the documents of one denomination throw light on those of other bodies of the same period, the external circumstances being identical. The different bodies were also often so intermingled in their relations or contentions that the history of one could not be well understood without dealing with the history of the others.

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