Sunday, February 12, 2012

Church Record Sunday: Jefferson County (IN) Public Library History Rescue Project

The History Rescue Project is housed on the Jefferson County Public Library's website. This project involves records detailing 200 years of history in Madison and Hanover, Indiana. One of the categories of records available are church records.

Approximately 17 churches are represented in this collection including Broadway Second Baptist, Ryker's Ridge Baptist, St. John's Madison German Church and Wesley Chapel. Transcriptions of names are available on the website from what looks to be largely membership records. Some information about the church and/or the records can also be found on each record's page.

The History Rescue Project includes much more than church records. Researchers with ancestors from this area will want to search other links that include birth records, city directories, family histories, funeral home records, land and tax records, marriage records, military and obituaries just to name a few.

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