A collection now digitized and on Ancestry.com may prevent me from cleaning house on Monday. I had heard these records held by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) were in the process of being digitized. I regularly check the “New Records” section on my main Ancestry page and shouldn’t have done so right now since I should be in bed! Records from 2000 churches!
Sleep is underrated. As the Ancestry search page for just this collection states: “This collection contains baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial records from more than 2,000 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations. The records range from the mid-19th century through the early 20th century. The information contained in the records varies from congregation to congregation (and sometimes from minister to minister). In some ethnic congregations, you may run into records in German, Danish, or some other language.”
Read the full description here: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60722
If you need me, be prepared to wait!
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