Sri Lanka Church Records
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For information about records for non-Christian religions in Sri Lanka, go to the Religious Records page.
Research use: Excellent for family and relationship linkage.
Record type: Baptisms, marriages, burials, mostly for Europeans and a few Christianized Sri Lankans.
Time period: 1677 to 1930.
Contents: Name, date and place of baptism, marriage, and burial. Also provides parentage, residence, age, etc., largely for members of the Dutch Reformed Church.
Location: Wolvendaal Church for Colombo and Diocesan Headquarters for the remainder.
Population coverage: Estimated at 10% of the total population.
Dutch Reformed Church
- 1677-1990 - Sri Lanka, Colombo District, Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1677-1990 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1708-1798 - Correspondence between the Dutch Reformed Church at Wolvendaal and other churches in Sri Lanka, 1708-1798
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Sri Lanka,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990-2000.