Ohio, Cleveland Trinity Lutheran Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1853-2013
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Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains church records from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio and includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, communions, congregational registers and other miscellaneous records. The collection covers the years 1853 to 2013.

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Church records usually contain:

  • Full name of person being baptized
  • Baptism date
  • Birth date
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Marriage date
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Where the marriage license was obtained
  • Name of deceased
  • Age
  • Death date
  • Burial date

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