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Church and Synagogue Records for Genealogy


While one can find transcribed and published religious materials in many libraries and databases, dedicated repositories can provide additional records for specific faith traditions. The resources below will help you find these materials as well as published materials.

There are a number of free online resources that can help you find repositories for church records. You will find links to these free resources on the External Websites and Database section of this guide.

Subscription Databases

The subscription resources marked with a padlock are available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress. If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.

Print Resources

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog and OCLC Worldcat External (indicated below). Links to additional online content are provided when available.