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Petersburg, Virginia, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Gillfield Baptist Church Record
Collection years 1827-1906
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What is in This Collection?

This collection contains an index and images of church records from the Gillfield Baptist Church located in Petersburg, Virginia for the years 1827 to 1906. The church records include membership records, baptisms, marriages and deaths.

To Browse This Collection

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The records in this collection may include:

  • The name of the person being baptized,the date, and sometimes the age
  • The name of the deceased person and the date
  • Marriage record spouse and date

Collection Content

Sample Images

Coverage Table

Coverage Map

Digital Folder Number List

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know the name of your ancestor.

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select first browse level
  1. Select next browse level
  1. Select final browse level to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
  • Be sure to check carefully for there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Record Finder

Consult the Virginia Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records.

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
"Virginia, Petersburg, Gillfield Baptist Church Record, 1827-1906" Database, or Images, or Database with images. FamilySearch. : publication date. Custodian.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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