Monday, January 4, 2016

Church Book Records Scanning Project Adds A Second Church: Trinity Lutheran

Local Database Computer
 In case you did not catch it on our Face Book page, a few weeks ago the Macomb County Genealogy Group added the records of a second local church to our Church Book Records Scanning Project.

Now the records of Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Township have been added to our project and are currently available to researchers. The first church in the project was St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eastpointe. 

Records in the Church Book Records Scanning Project can be viewed on the Local Database Computer (non-internet) in the Local History/Genealogy Room of the Mount Clemens Public Library. Please note that you can view and print a record or page but you can not download it.

Records for Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Township (known to old-timers as Trinity Lutheran Church Mt. Clemens) include baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and funerals. Please note that certain records like baptisms and confirmations for people who could potentially still be living have been withheld to comply with privacy concerns. The records start in 1885 when the church was founded. The earliest records are in German and the later records are in English.

At this time the records in the Church Book Scanning Project are still being indexed. But the PDF files have been named and organized so the user can easily identify the church, event type and time frame.

Currently, our bulletin board (located on the wall just behind the local database computer) features a some aids to read German words and handwriting ... and what they mean in English.

Remember a few of our genealogy room volunteers read German and can provide help if needed.

Thank you to the volunteers who contributed to this project.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!

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