This publication highlights the wealth of information that can be found in religious publications, church newspapers and magazines. Information and photographs on individuals, not usually found elsewhere, can be discovered and may include obituaries, details of weddings, school news, social events and so on.
Using examples from her own family history, the author demonstrates how to locate this type of information on your own ancestors.
Women are often hard to find in colonial records, but one place where they may have had a role was the local church serving on committees and assisting with Sunday School and other church bodies.
Church and religious archives are also features and the book explores how to locate original records.
If you have never considered looking for your ancestors in religious and church records, then this guide is a great starting place. You might be amazed at the stories waiting to be discovered.
What church and where?
- Establishing what church
- Visiting your ancestor's church
Women in church
Guides and finding aids
- Online portals
- Library catalogues
Religious and church publications
- Overview of church publications
- Church newspapers and journals
- Church histories
- Publications by historians
- Online histories
Religious and church archives
- Finding an archive
- The Google option
Historical societies and professional associations
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
New Zealand and the Pacxific resources
- Historical societies, genealogy and family hisyory societies
Finding Ancestors in Church Records: A Brief Guide to Resources - ebook