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Congregational Church in the United States

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History in the United States[edit | edit source]

In 1660 approximately 75 percent of the total population of the thirteen British colonies was either Anglican or Congregationalist.

The Puritans who established the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the Separatists of Plymouth Colony were the first of many groups known as Congregationalists. Several of these congregations later united to become either the Disciples of Christ, the Christian Church, or the United Church of Christ.

Congregational Church Records[edit | edit source]

Types of Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • Baptism
  • Marriage
  • Burial
  • Admission (admitted to the congregation)
  • Dismission (leaving the congregation, usually because person moved to another place)
  • Minutes

Where they are Located[edit | edit source]

Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Telephone: 617-523-0470
Fax: 617-523-0470

Ministers[edit | edit source]

A list of Congregational ministers and the churches or circuits they served: https://www.ourfamtree.org/records/religion.php?denom=1695&