Sunday, September 15, 2013

Church Record Sunday: Google!

When looking for church records for your ancestor, do you check Google? Google is a great finding aid for records that may be digitized or mentioned on a website. Plus if you change the search view to Books, you can view books that include your search terms (I highly recommend you do that).

Just as an example, I did a general search on the phrase Church Records Methodist to see what was available.  The results included:

Missouri United Methodist Archives

Historical Society of the United Methodist Church Genealogy Section

Archives Collection - The Methodist Church of New Zealand

Global Genealogy - Methodist Church Records in Ontario

United Methodist Church North Georgia Conference Archives

North Dakota Methodist Church Records

Centenary College- Archives of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the Methodist Church

United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio

Cyndi's List - Methodist Archives, Libraries & Museums

And the list goes on and includes specific congregations as well. That list  includes almost 12 million hits.

Next time your curious about a church record set, check Google.

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