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New York Church Records

New York Church records for genealogical purposes include membership lists, baptism records, birth, marriage and death records. The information these church records provide tends to depend on the denomination and the record keeper. They often contain information about members of the congregation, such as age; date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. Records may include names of other relatives who were witnesses or members of the congregation. Church records are a great source for substitute census records, as they place a person at a certain location at a certain time. Church records are generally the best source for early vital records, as many cities, towns or counties didn't record vital records till the late 1800's.

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