Subscription genealogy website Archives.com has formed a partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to digitize and index 1,000 reels of the church’s microfilm containing millions of the church’s baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funeral records.
The parish register ledger books document Lutheran congregations throughout the United States from 1793 to 1940.
The records will become available at Archives.com later this year. I’m crossing my fingers it’ll be in time for our guide to genealogy research in Lutheran records, which will be in the July/August 2012 Family Tree Magazine.
The guide is part of our new religious records series, which so far has covered Catholic (in the March/April 2012 Family Tree Magazine) and Jewish (in the May/June 2012 Family Tree Magazine) genealogy research.