On the Bookshelf: Church Records

On the Bookshelf: Church Records

These books will help you research your religious roots.

Look for these reference books at your library or local Family History Center:

? The Encyclopedia of American Religions, 7th edition, edited by John Gordon Melton (Gale Research)

? Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 11th edition, by Frank S. Mead, revised by Samuel S. Hill (Abingdon Press)

? A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada by Mark A. Noll (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.)

? National Directory of Churches, Synagogues, and Other Houses of Worship, four volumes, by John Gordon Melton (Gale Research)

? New Historical Atlas of Religions in America by Edwin S. Gaustad (Oxford University Press)

? Searching American Church Records by Fran Carter (American Genealogical Lending Library)

? Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches edited by Eileen W. Lindner (Abingdon Press): Published annually since 1916.

From the February 2004 Family Tree Magazine  

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