Texas, Church Records, 1852-1994 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Texas, 
United States
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Location of Texas
Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years 1852-1994
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains church Records for the years 1852 to 1994. The two churches represented in this collection are:

  • Taylor Street Cumberland Presbyterian (Fort Worth)
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (Dallas County)

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

Church records may contain:

  • Names of individuals
  • Dates of events
  • Baptisms
  • Confirmations
  • Marriages
  • Deaths and burials
  • Meeting minutes
  • Statistical reports

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate date and or location of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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


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 Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death on the state and county level
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Search the county where the family lived for land and probate records
  • If applicable, search for immigration records

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation

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