Denominational Archives


Adventist- Andrews University Library, Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0001; 616-471-3275


American Baptist- Samuel Colgate Historical Library: 1106 South Goodman St. , Rochester, NY 14620-2532
Telephone/Fax: (716) 473-1740 Contact Dana Martin, Director of the Library E-mail:

Southern Baptist History Library & Archives

Southern Baptist Online Resources

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 2825 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40280-0001

Baptist & Other Denominations at Samford University, Collections Department, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-0001

Canadian Baptist Archives


United Brethren Historical Center, RichLyn Library/Huntington College, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, IN 46750 Attn: Jane Mason 219-356-6000

Meet the Brethren

Brethren Groups

Genealogy Library of Church of Brethren 1451 Dundee Ave, Elgin,IL 60129-1619

Roman Catholic

U.S. Roman Catholic Historical Society

Catholic Records - to find Catholic records you must know the Diocese that your ancestor attended. Then find the diocese on the internet search engines and write to or e-mail the proper person. Note: The book U.S. Catholic Sources A Diocesan Research Guide by Virginia Humling is very helpful in this regard. c1995 by Ancestry. (Disclaimer: I have no connection to this author or Ancestry but have purchased a copy for myself because it is so useful)

Catholics Information Network

Catholics Web Directory

U.S. Catholic Documentary Archive

American Catholic Historical Society, P.O. Box 84, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 925-5752

Catholic Files

Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD

(USCHS) The Catholic Center, 1011 First Ave, NY, NY 10022; (516) 293-0631 (newly established site which plans to grow and add archival information so check back)

Kings County Catholic Churches

Catholic Encyclopedia Diocese of Brooklyn

Evangelical Congregational

Evangelical Congregational Church Historical Society, 121 S. College St. Meyerstown, PA 17067-1299 Contact Terry Heisey at the Evangelical School of Theology 1-800-535-5775 or e-mail

Williams College, (First Congregational Church Records) Archives & Special Collections, Williamstown, MA 01267; phone: (413) 597-2501 ----------------- archivist

The Congregational Library and Archives are housed on the second floor of Congregational House, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Phone 617-523-0470 Fax 617-523-0491. (New England Congregational, Congregational Christian, Christian and UCC Archives)

Evangelical Covenant Church of America

North Park University Archives, Timothy Johnson, (E-mail), Director of Archives, 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 Phone: 773-244-6224 Fax: 773-267-2362

Disciples of Christ

Christian Theological Seminary, Librarian David Bundy, 1000 W 42nd St, P O Box 88267, Indianapolis, IN 46208-0267

Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Library Archives, 101 19th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212-2196

Disciples of Christ


Archives of the Episcopal Church 606 Rathervue Pl, P O Box 2247, Austin, TX 78768-2247 Phone: 512-472-6816 Fax: 512-480-0437 E-mail:

Episcopal Church, USA

Episcopal Records as in the case of Catholic Records knowing the Diocese in which your ancestor worship can be helpful.

Episcopal Records


American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220 (513) 221-1875

American Jewish Historical Society, 2 Thornton Rd, Waltham, MA 02154 (617) 891-8110


Churchwide Archivesof the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Chicago) 8765 West Higgins Road,Chicago, Ill 60631-4198,(312) 2380-2977, FAX: (312) 380-2977

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Regional Archives

Concordia Historical Institute (Lutheran Archive)- Marvin A Huggins 801 De Mun Ave, Saint Louis, MO;(314) 721-5934

Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia 7301 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1794 phone 215-248-4616 ext 34 (for Newark, NJ Lutheran Churches)


Archives of the Mennonite Church, 1700 S Main St, Goshen College, Goshen, IN 46526-4794 Phone 219-535-7477 Contact John E Sharp

Mennonite Brethren Archives


Pacific District Mennonite Brethren Studies

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499 Phone 717-393-9745

Amish Mennonites


Orthodox Church in America, (6850 North Hempstead) P.O Box 675 Route 25A, Syosset, NY 11791 Contact: Alexis Liberovsky (516) 922-0550


The Department of History and Records Management Services, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and The Presbyterian Historical Society425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia PA 19147-1516 Telephone (215) 627-1852 Fax (215) 627-0509 or P.O. Box 849, Montreat, NC 28757 Telephone (704) 669-7061 Fax (704) 669-5369 E-mail

Presbytery & Synod Websites

Princeton Theological Seminary, Speer Library, Mercer St. at Library Pl, Princeton, NJ 08542-0111

Reformed Church/Dutch Reformed
Reformed Church In America, Russell Gasero, Archivist, Reformed Church in America, 21 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, (732) 246-1779

Holland Society of New York, Manuscript Collection, 122 East 58th St-4R, NY, NY 10022-1941

Baptisms, Marriages & Membership in Dutch Reformed Church NYC

Kertelyk Protocol Gemeinde Jesu Christ tot Secund River in Provintic van Nieuw Jersey in Noord America - Second River Reformed Dutch Baptismal Records 1727-1749 (more to come)

United Church of Christ


Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society - Dianne Russell (researcher) 555 West James St, Lancaster, PA 17603  (Archivist -Richard Berg) phone 717-290-8711

United Church of Christ Archives at Lancaster have been moved to Cleveland see address below

United Church of Christ, Archives  700 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 (216) 736-3295
Archivist - George Hing

Evangelical Synod and Evangelical and Reformed Churches (Evangelical Synod of N.A.) Eden Theological Seminary Archives, Dr. Lowell Zuck or Dr. C.W. Kerr at Eden-Webster Library, 475 E Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119 Phone: (314) 961-3627 ext 348; Fax (314) 961-9063

History of the UCC Church

Church Records online for Stone Arbaia Reformed Church - St. John's Archives

Methodist  (of all types)

Archives & History Directory forUnited Methodist Church

United Methodist Archives Center at Drew University, Madison, NJ

E.U.B Archives Shenandoah University, Smith Library, Winchester, VA

E.U.B. Archives, United Theological Seminary Attn: Library, 1810 Harvard Blvd., Dayton, OH 45406-4599 (formerly a U.B./E.U.B. Seminary - houses records of U.B./E.U.B. churches now Methodist - not much here but worth a try especially if you have a U.B. pastor in your family tree.

Methodist - Southern States [Search Methodist] site is slow

N. Georgia Conference of M.E. Church, South; Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322-1100 e-mail

S. Georgia Conference of United Methodist Church (U.S.) Epworth by the Sea, Box 20407, St. Simmons Is, GA 31522 (912) 638-4050

Methodist Related WWW Links

Archives of Indiana United Methodist Church, Depauw University, 400 S. College Ave, Greencastle, IN 46135-1641 Phone: (317) 658-4800

Pacific School of Religion, Charles Holbrook Library, 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1323 Phone (800) 999-0528; (510) 848-0528; Fax 510-845-8948

United Library Northwestern University, Garrett Evangelical and Seaburg Western Theological Seminaries, 1935 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208; E-mail; (847) 866-3899

Free Methodist Church of North America, P.O. Box 535002, Indianapolis, IN 46253-5002; 1-800-342-5531; Fax 317-244-1247

African Methodist Episcopal Church

New England Conference, Boston University School of Theology, Archival Collections, Stephen P Pentek, archivist

A History of the Methodist Episcopal Church by Nathan Bangs

United Methodist Historical Society Old St. George's Church 326 New St, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Archives of the Moravian Church, 41 W Locust St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-2757; (610) 866-3255

Moravian Resource Page


Quaker Room Archives & Other Quaker Links

Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Friends United/Quaker

Quaker Genealogy




Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106-1788

Shaker History

Shakers and Shakerism

Williams College- (Shaker Records) Archives & Special Collections, Williamstown, MA 01267; archivist (413) 597-2501

United Pentecostal

United Pentecostal Resources

United Pentecostal Churches

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Historical Society

Unitarian Universalist Historical Society (USA)

Andover-Harvard University Theological Library [type in unitarian as finding aid, or go to divinity school] Curator of Manuscripts & Archives,Timothy Driscoll

Unitarian Universalist Association

Southwest Unitarian Universalist Conference

Praire Star District Unitarian Universalist Association

Meadville/Lombard Theological School, Wiggin Library, 5701 Woodlawn, Chicago, IL 60637 Phone: 773-753-3196 Fax: 773-753-1323


Maryland Church Records(many denominations)

Maryland Church Archives


Minnesota Church Archives


Connecticut Church Records

Other Christian and Religious Sites (some with Archives)

Religion in America

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