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From: "J.O.S. N." <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Don't you wish all Pastor's did this?
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 20:39:11 -0500
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We should all encourage our churches to keep good and complete records. The
membership coordinator of our church recently went back and contacted the
next of kin of everyone whose ashes are buried in our memorial garden for
more information. The record book now includes the parents, marriages and
dates, children and dates of everyone buried there as well as the birth and
death dates.

Judy Newman
Montgomery County MD

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 3:38 PM, Jean R. Legried <> wrote:

> >
> >This is a great place to look for those you of you wonder how to find
> >the hometown of your immigrant ancestor. Church records can be a
> >gold mind of information, especially when you have a Pastor/Priest
> >who records this kind of detail.
> Joel ---------
> I do a lot of research in Norwegian-American Lutheran church records
> and find that the pastors kept very good records, although not as
> complete as your German church records! I often go to church records
> before going to the courthouse because I'm more likely to find what I
> want there.
> Jean R. Legried
> <>
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