New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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New York City, New York, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Records
Collection years 1847-1938
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What is in This Collection?

Collection Content

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What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The records include the following genealogical information:

  • Name of husband and wife
  • Marriage date
  • Names of parents and witnesses
  • Ages
  • Places of residence

How Do I Search This Collection?

To search the collection you will need to know the following information:

  • The ancestor’s name
  • The approximate date of the marriage

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter" which takes you to the images

Begin with the index. Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use marriage records to begin compiling a family group. These are an excellent substitute for civil marriage records
  • Use church records in general to identify other family members who may have served as witnesses to an event
  • Use the date along with the locality or residence to find the family in census records and land records
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Check the records of other congregations in the area or nearby communities
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record

Church records are considered a primary source. They are usually reliable because they are kept by the minister, or a clerk appointed by the minister, who usually recorded an event at or very near the time it occurred.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Check for an index. Check online or with local historical and genealogical societies
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"New York, New York City, Church of the Transfiguration Records, 1847-1938." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. The Church of the Transfiguration, New York.

Image Citation:
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