A short study of Saint Paul, Minnesota Churches, Synagogues and more.

This afternoon, I was researching a church here in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I had not heard of it before. The pastor was the officiant at my Stuart grandparents’ wedding. Olga Theodora Carlsen married Earl James Stuart on 21 June 1916. The wedding did not take place in the church, but rather in the bride’s home. […]

Ancestry.com adds Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940

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 […]

Genealogist saves the day — well, some church records

Earlier this year, I blogged about the stolen records of a Moravian Church in Chaska, Minnesota. https://genealogybypaula.com/category/church-records/ Unfortunately, the crime hasn’t been solved but the Star-Tribune has an update about some photographed pages of the death records. “One small consolation came early this month. The church was a polling place, and a voter saw the […]