Ohio, Cleveland Trinity Lutheran Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
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Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1853-2013
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Trinity Lutheran Church, Cleveland, Ohio.


What is in the Collection?

This collection contains church records from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio and includes baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials, communions, congregational registers and other miscellaneous records. The collection covers the years 1853 to 2013.

These records are in German so you will need to be able to understand written German. For help with reading the records, see the wiki article German Word List.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

Baptism records usually contain the following:

  • Full name of person being baptized
  • Baptism date
  • Birth date
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records usually contain the following:

  • Marriage date
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Where the marriage license was obtained

Death records usually contain the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Age
  • Death date
  • Burial date

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  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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Collection Citation:

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