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==Online Resources and Websites==
 
==Online Resources and Websites==
 
==Historical Background==
 
==Historical Background==
<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Brazil", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref><ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Brazil", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Brazil, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref><br>
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<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref><ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref><br>
  
 
==Information Recorded in the Records==
 
==Information Recorded in the Records==
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===Digital  Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog ===
 
===Digital  Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog ===
 
Watch for digitized copies of church records to be added to the collection of the FamilySearch Library. Some records might have viewing restrictions, and can only be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you, and/or by members of supporting organizations.  To find records:  
 
Watch for digitized copies of church records to be added to the collection of the FamilySearch Library. Some records might have viewing restrictions, and can only be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you, and/or by members of supporting organizations.  To find records:  
:::a. Click on the [COUNTRY LINK '''records of Brazil'''].
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:::a. Click on the [COUNTRY LINK '''records of Malawi'''].
:::b. Click on '''Places within Brazil''' and a list of towns will appear.
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:::b. Click on '''Places within Malawi''' and a list of towns will appear.
 
:::c. Click on your town if it appears, or the location which you believe was the parish which served your town or village.   
 
:::c. Click on your town if it appears, or the location which you believe was the parish which served your town or village.   
 
:::d. Click on the '''"Church records"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
 
:::d. Click on the '''"Church records"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
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===Writing to a Local Parish===
 
===Writing to a Local Parish===
 
To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a local parish, consult:
 
To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a local parish, consult:
*[https://www.catholicdirectory.com/search_results?q=&location_value=brazil&country_sn=BS&location_type=country&stateSearch=&swlat=20.9082735&nelat=27.263412&swlng=-80.4775603&nelng=-72.70975390000001&lat=25.03428&lng=-77.39627999999999&faddress=The+Bahamas&place_id=ChIJPQ9Isjua1ogR5XnHaoO0PhM#/ '''The Catholic Directory: Brazil''']
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*[https://www.catholicdirectory.com/search_results?q=&location_value=brazil&country_sn=BS&location_type=country&stateSearch=&swlat=20.9082735&nelat=27.263412&swlng=-80.4775603&nelng=-72.70975390000001&lat=25.03428&lng=-77.39627999999999&faddress=The+Bahamas&place_id=ChIJPQ9Isjua1ogR5XnHaoO0PhM#/ '''The Catholic Directory: Malawi''']
  
 
=== Historical Background ===
 
=== Historical Background ===
<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Brazil", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Brazil, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref><ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in Brazil", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Brazil, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref>
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<ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref><ref> Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in Malawi", in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020. </ref>
  
 
=='''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records'''==
 
=='''The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records'''==
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===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
<ref> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Facts and Statistics: Brazil, https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/Brazil, accessed 6 March 2020.</ref>
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<ref> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Facts and Statistics: Malawi, https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/Malawi, accessed 6 March 2020.</ref>
 
=='''Anglican (Episcopal) Church Records'''==
 
=='''Anglican (Episcopal) Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Anglican churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Anglican churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===  
 
===Historical Background===  
 
=='''Baptist Church Records'''==
 
=='''Baptist Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Baptist churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Baptist churches in Malawi''']
  
 
=='''Eastern Orthodox Church Records'''==  
 
=='''Eastern Orthodox Church Records'''==  
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Eastern Orthodox churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Eastern Orthodox churches in Malawi''']
 
==Historical Background==
 
==Historical Background==
 
=='''Jehovah's Witnesses Church Records'''==
 
=='''Jehovah's Witnesses Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Jehovah's Witnesses churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Jehovah's Witnesses churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Lutheran Church Records'''==
 
=='''Lutheran Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[  '''Google Maps search results for Lutheran churches in Brazil''']
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*[  '''Google Maps search results for Lutheran churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Mennonite Church Records'''==
 
=='''Mennonite Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Mennonite churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Mennonite churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Methodist Church Records'''==
 
=='''Methodist Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Methodist churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Methodist churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Moravian Church Records'''==
 
=='''Moravian Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Moravian churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Moravian churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Nazarene Church Records'''==
 
=='''Nazarene Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===  
 
===Writing for Records===  
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Nazarene churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Nazarene churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
  
 
=='''Pentecostal Church Records'''==
 
=='''Pentecostal Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Pentecostal churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Pentecostal churches in Malawi''']
 
=='''Presbyterian Church Records'''==
 
=='''Presbyterian Church Records'''==
  
 
===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Presbyterian churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Presbyterian churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 
=='''Seventh-day Adventist Church Records'''==
 
=='''Seventh-day Adventist Church Records'''==
 
===Writing for Records===
 
===Writing for Records===
*[ '''Google Maps search results for Seventh-day Adventist churches in Brazil''']
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*[ '''Google Maps search results for Seventh-day Adventist churches in Malawi''']
 
===Historical Background===
 
===Historical Background===
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
<references/>
 
<references/>
[[Category: Brazil]] [[Category:Church Records by Country]]
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[[Category: Malawi]] [[Category:Church Records by Country]]
  
  
 
[[Category:Malawi]]
 
[[Category:Malawi]]

Revision as of 16:26, 24 March 2020

Malawi Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Malawi Background
Local Research Resources

For information about records for non-Christian religions in Malawi, go to the Religious Records page.

Online Resources and Websites[edit | edit source]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

[1][2]

Information Recorded in the Records[edit | edit source]

Different denominations, different time periods, and practices of different record keepers will effect how much information can be found in the records. This outline will show the types of details which might be found (best case scenario):

Baptisms[edit | edit source]

In Catholic and Anglican records, children were usually baptized a few days after birth, and therefore, the baptism record proves date of birth. Other religions, such as Baptists, baptized at other points in the member's life. Baptism registers might give:

  • baptism date
  • the infant's name
  • parents' names
  • father's occupation
  • status of legitimacy
  • occasionally, names of grandparents
  • names of witnesses or godparents, who may be relatives
  • birth date and place
  • the family's place of residence
  • death information, as an added note or signified by a cross

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Marriage registers can give:

  • the marriage date
  • the names of the bride and groom
  • indicate whether the bride and groom were single or widowed
  • their ages
  • birth dates and places for the bride and groom
  • their residences
  • their occupations
  • birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • parents' names (after 1800)
  • the names of previous spouses and their death dates
  • names of witnesses, who might be relatives.

Burials[edit | edit source]

Burial registers may give:

  • the name of the deceased
  • the date and place of death or burial
  • the deceased's age
  • place of residence
  • cause of death
  • the names of survivors, especially a widow or widower
  • deceased's birth date and place
  • parents' names, or at least the father's name



How to Find Records[edit | edit source]

Digital Copies of Church Records in the FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Watch for digitized copies of church records to be added to the collection of the FamilySearch Library. Some records might have viewing restrictions, and can only be viewed at a Family History Center near you, and/or by members of supporting organizations. To find records:

a. Click on the [COUNTRY LINK records of Malawi].
b. Click on Places within Malawi and a list of towns will appear.
c. Click on your town if it appears, or the location which you believe was the parish which served your town or village.
d. Click on the "Church records" topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
e. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the listing for the record. FHL icons.png. The magnifying glass indicates that the record is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the records.

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

You will probably need to write to or email the national archives, the diocese, or local parish priests to find records. See French Letter Writing GuideLetter Writing Guide for Genealogy for help with composing letters.

Catholic Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing to a Local Parish[edit | edit source]

To locate the mailing address or e-mail address for a local parish, consult:

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

[3][4]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Records[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

Information is available to current members only for deceased members and immediate family members who are still living. Sign in to FamilySearch and then select Family Tree in the drop-down menu.

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

[5]

Anglican (Episcopal) Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Anglican churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Baptist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Baptist churches in Malawi]

Eastern Orthodox Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Eastern Orthodox churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Jehovah's Witnesses Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Jehovah's Witnesses churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Lutheran Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Lutheran churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Mennonite Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Mennonite churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Methodist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Methodist churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Moravian Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Moravian churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Nazarene Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Nazarene churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Pentecostal Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Pentecostal churches in Malawi]

Presbyterian Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Presbyterian churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

Seventh-day Adventist Church Records[edit | edit source]

Writing for Records[edit | edit source]

  • [ Google Maps search results for Seventh-day Adventist churches in Malawi]

Historical Background[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Religion in Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in Malawi", in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Malawi, accessed 14 March 2020.
  5. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Facts and Statistics: Malawi, https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/Malawi, accessed 6 March 2020.