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Chennai
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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years 1800-2000
Languages Hindi and English
FamilySearch Resources


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection has Church records for the Diocese of Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It contains baptism, marriage and burial records. The years include 1800-2000.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in English and Hindi. For help reading these records see the guides:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Baptisms

  • Name
  • Date and place
  • Age and date of birth
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Parents
  • Residence
  • Former name
  • Father's profession

Marriages

  • Name
  • Date and place
  • Martial status
  • Age
  • Profession
  • Residence
  • Father
  • Witnesses

Burial

  • Name
  • Age
  • Profession
  • Date of death
  • Date of burial
  • Cause


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated birth, marriage or death year

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select State
  2. Select City
  3. Select Parish
  4. Select Record type and year to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can't Find the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list search results
  • If you can’t find your ancestor, search the records of nearby localities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in India.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
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.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.