India, Gujarat Diocese Protestant Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

  • भारत, गुजरात सूबा चर्च रिकॉर्ड्स, 1950-1981 (Hindi Language Translation)
  • ભારત ગુજરાત ડાયોસિઝ ચર્ચ રેકોર્ડઝ, 1950-1981 (Gujarati Language Translation)

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1950-2012.

This collection contains records in the Hindi and Gujarati languages.

This collection contains Church of North India church records containing baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the Dioceses of Gujarat, India. The church records are an excellent source for accurate information about names and dates and on places of births, marriages, and deaths. Many people who lived in India have information recorded about them in a church record. Civil authorities in India did not begin registering vital statistics until the year 1872, the church records before that date are the best source for family information.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“India, Gujarat Diocese Church Records, 1950-1981” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Church of North India. Gujarat Diocese

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptism records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Place of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Names of parents
  • Father’s occupation
  • Residence of parents
  • Names of witnesses

These marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of bride
  • Name of groom
  • Age of both bride and groom
  • Place of birth
  • Name of parents
  • Father’s occupation
  • Names of witnesses

These death records generally contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Place of last residence
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Place of residence
  • Approximate year of the event

Searching the Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate "City/Town"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish name"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Year Range" which will take you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.