Sunday, August 12, 2012

Revisiting Church Record Sunday: Religion in American History

**Author's Note: Church Record Sunday first debuted in 2009. Originally, I wanted to help researchers find religious resources  for their genealogy. Since I have a degree in Religion, it seemed like a perfect fit. 

Sometimes when you blog, a post isn't visited as much as you thought it would be. Maybe it's not popular because of the topic. Maybe because it wasn't "advertised" readers didn't find it.  In any case, some blog posts deserve a second chance. 

This blog post from May 2009 has something for everyone with American ancestors. This website is a great way to learn more about your ancestor and religion.

A website that might be of use in learning more about religion and its place in American history can be found at Divining America: Religion in American History . This website is part of a National Humanities Center TeacherServe project. It provides essays by scholars on different topics related to American religion from the 17th century through the 20th century.

While this is not a standard genealogy site with data about individuals, it will provide you with information that will help you better understand your ancestor's place in time.

Some of the articles about American religion in the 19th century include:
Essays about American religion in the 17th and 18th centuries can be found at The 19th century can be found at and the 20th century can be found at

Each centuries 'page' also includes additional website links to accompany each essay.

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