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Local History and Genealogical Research in the University Libraries: J. Church Records

This guide includes resources available in Special Collections, Newman Library, and online that can aid in local genealogy research.

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Church Records - General

Please note: Some church records are held in the collection at the Virginia State Library.

  • Clark and Long, Guide to Church Records in the Archives Branch of the Virginia State Library Call No.: CD3568.5 V57 1981 Special Collections

1. Baptist

Baptist records at the American Baptist Historical Society, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York, and at the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

  • Historical records Survey, Virginia, Inventory of church Archives in Virginia: Guide to the Collection of the Virginia Baptist Historical Collection 2 v. in 3 Call No.: F225 H5 Special Collections and Newman 3rd floor (Obituary records & marriage notices in the Religious Herald 1828-1938)
  • Virginia University Library, Annual Report of the Archivist Call No.: CD3560 V5 1936-1937 Remote Storage (requires notice for retrieval)

2. Church of the Latter-Day Saints

Church of Latter-Day Saints, LDS Genealogical Soc., Salt Lake City. Richmond State Branch, 5600 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA

  • Brown, Handy Index to the Holdings of the Genealogical Society of Utah (U.S. County Records) Call No.: Z1220 B7 Newman 5th floor

3. Episcopalian

Episcopalian records retained in parishes. For parish lines, see:

  •  Axelson, A Guide To Episcopal Church Records in Virginia Call No.: F225 A9 1988 Newman 3rd floor
  •  Cocke, Parish Lines: Diocese of Virginia (Virginia State Library publication no. 28) Call No.: BX5918 V8 C6 Newman 2nd floor
  •  Fishwick, History of Montgomery Parish from 1856 to 1956 Call No.: BX5918 M6 F5 Special Collections and Newman folio

4. Moravian

  • Fries, Records of the Moravians in North Carolina 11 v. Call No.: F265 M8 F82 1954 Newman 3rd floor

5. Quaker

  • Berry, Our Quaker Ancestors: Finding them in Quaker Records Call No.: E184 F89 B47 1987 Newman 3rd floor
  • Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy v. 6, Virginia meetings Call No.: E184 F89 H5 Newman 3rd floor