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Church records

 Collection
Identifier: 0330.010

Scope and Contents

This collection includes transcribed registers of church records, as well as, original church records of defunct churches. Records include baptisms, marriages, deaths, communicants, covenants, admissions, dismissals, members, and gneral church history. The collection amounts to 74 volumes and spans the years from 1630-1889. The collection includes local congregations of Baptist, Congregational, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterian, Protestant Episcopal, and Unitarian denominations.

Dates

  • 1630-1889

Creator

Historical note

In the late nineteenth century, the Registry Department was commissioned by city ordinance to recreate lost documentation from the pre-1849 period. Registers of 38 city congregations were to be copied and returned to the owners, although a certain number of volumes were retained by the City Registrar under terms of public records law pertaining to church records.

Extent

74 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

Contact:
201 Rivermoor St.
West Roxbury MA 02132 United States
617-635-1195
617-635-1194 (Fax)