Saint Martin Church Records
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For information about records for non-Christian religions in Saint Martin, go to the Religious Records page.
Historical Background[edit | edit source]
In French Saint-Martin, the most popular religion is Roman Catholicism. Dutch Sint Maarten favors Protestant denominations, particularly Methodism. The island also has small Jewish and Seventh-day Adventist communities. 
Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]
Different denominations, different time periods, and practices of different record keepers will effect how much information can be found in the records. This outline will show the types of details which might be found (best case scenario):
Baptisms[edit | edit source]
In Catholic and Anglican records, children were usually baptized a few days after birth, and therefore, the baptism record proves date of birth. Other religions, such as Baptists, baptized at other points in the member's life. Baptism registers might give:
Marriages[edit | edit source]
Marriage registers can give:
Burials[edit | edit source]
Burial registers may give:
Writing for Records[edit | edit source]
You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See Letter Writing Guide for Genealogy for help with composing letters.
Catholic Church Records[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia contributors, "Culture of Saint Martin", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Saint_Martin#:~:text=In%20French%20Saint%2DMartin%2C%20the,known%20for%20its%20excellent%20cuisine, accessed 7 February 2021.