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Church records may include births, christenings, marriages, deaths and burials.
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Be sure you have the correct church/religious denomination. Frequently old county histories listed churches in the area.
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Some denominations kept good records, while others did not. Check for centralized church archives if the local church has nothing.
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Check the collections of the seven Ohio Network of American History Research Centers. Many of them have microfilmed area church records. These centers are in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Bowling Green, Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland.
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Banns of marriage are a public announcement in a Christian parish church of an intended marriage. The announcement is made three successive Sundays prior to the actual ceremony.
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If you are not sure which church your ancestor attended, search the churches closest to home first and then broaden your search in an ever-widening circle.
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Check for cemetery records with the church and with funeral directors.
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Check the obituaries in that time frame for mention of church affiliation.
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If your ancestors may have been Quaker, use "Hinshaw's Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" to find good records of births, marriages, deaths and migrations to other Quaker Meetings.
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Huguenots were French Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries. Many migrated to Switzerland to avoid religious persecution in France.
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Catholic Church records not found in local parishes might be located in diocesan archives. In Ohio the archives are found in Toledo, Youngstown, Cleveland, Columbus, Steubenville and Cincinnati.