Searching Church Records in Ancestry LE  

Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) includes numerous collections of church records for various states and countries. You can locate such collections by searching in Ancestry LE’s Card Catalog. The following searches revealed the indicated results (case does not matter):

Search—Card Catalog—Title catholic 76
Search—Card Catalog—Title jewish 93
Search—Card Catalog—Title mormon 2
Search—Card Catalog—Title protestant 3

You’ll notice that the search for protestant returned only 3 results. In this case, being more specific really helps:

Search—Card Catalog—Title lutheran 55
Search—Card Catalog—Title quaker 28
Search—Card Catalog—Title baptist 20
Search—Card Catalog—Title methodist 20
Search—Card Catalog—Title presbyterian 15

You may also wish to approach your searches geographically. These country searches returned the following results:

Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church england 216
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church canada 85
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church ireland 84
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church germany 30
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church scotland 13

You can also search for church records of specific states (although such search results often return record collections of denominations that cover the entire U.S., not just the state of interest):

Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church new york 41
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church illinois 35
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church california 26
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church indiana 26
Search—Card Catalog—Keyword(s) church missouri 21

You can use Ancestry LE at Central Library and our branches.

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