Saturday, December 18, 2010

Church Record Sunday: Zoar Lutheran Church, Colorado County, Texas

There are many examples of people putting church records online. This not only provides access to the records by those interested in the names they contain but also archives them digitally. In some cases those records might be digitized and in others they may be transcribed. The following example shows the importance of checking the websites of public libraries for local history information they may have available online.

An example of transcribed records can be found on a page for the Nesbitt Memorial Library in Columbus,  Texas (Colorado county). The Zoar Lutheran Church Baptism, Marriage, Death, and Other Records, 1905-1973 is a transcription of records left behind by this church. This church discontinued services in 1951 and thereafter only continued as the Zoar Cemetery Association. According to the website, after the closing of the church, members went to congregations in Columbus, Cat Spring and Sealy. The names of those buried in the cemetery are online. Click here to see the list.

You can see a list of other records available from the Nesbitt Memorial Library here. This list includes additional church records.

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