Ohio, Cleveland Trinity Lutheran Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Ohio, Cleveland, Trinity Lutheran Church Records, 1853-2013 .
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|Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States|
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|Location of Cuyahoga, Ohio|
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|Record Type||Church Records|
|Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio.|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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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What Can These Records Tell Me?
Baptism records usually contain the following:
- Full name of person being baptized
- Baptism date
- Birth date
- Names of parents
- Names of witnesses
Marriage records usually contain the following:
- Marriage date
- Names of the bride and groom
- Where the marriage license was obtained
Death records usually contain the following:
- Name of deceased
- Death date
- Burial date
How Do I Search This Collection?
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- The name of the person
- The date of death or burial
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What Do I Do Next?
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
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- Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
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Citing This Collection
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- Collection Citation
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