Sri Lanka Church Records

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Church Records

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.

Reliability: Good.[1]

Dutch Reformed Church


  1. 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.