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Church Funerals Database

Our Funerals Database contains indices from 1856 through 2002 (15,428 records), for the following Churches:

Zion Evangelical | St. Jacobus | Good Shepherd Lutheran | St. John's Lutheran | Trinity Reformed   


Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Brooklyn Heights, NY (1856-1969)

Zion is located at 125 Henry Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY. The church was founded in 1856 and is still in existence.

The records in this database include:

1856 to 1868 - Book 1 - (677 records)
1880 to 1889 - Book 3 - (921 records)
1897 to 1905 - Book 5 - (417 records)
1915 to 1969 - Book 7 - (1,839 records)
Books 2, 4, and 6 are missing from the church.

All record requests for Zion Church must be in writing to the following address:

German Genealogy Group
ATTN: Record Search
Post Office Box 1004
Kings Park, NY 11754

When writing, please give as much information as possible along with the book number, page and entry number, which can be found within this database.
We will provide an image of the original church register which is hand-written and in German.
Please include a donation check payable to German Genealogy Group for $3.00 for each record requested. 
Please include an e-mail address so we can send a digital image of the record, which will enable you to enlarge it for viewing.


St. Jacobus Lutheran Church/Evangelical Lutheran Church
72-01 43rd Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

This database contains an index of names within the records of St, Jacobus, a Lutheran Church. The early records are perhaps the only place you will find a town of origin for your ancestors. The Church is still operating. The databases we have created are not 100% complete and contain only the records that were made available to us. There are additional records that we are attempting to transcribe from old German script.

 
The records in this database are as follows:
 
Funeral Records:   (2,013) – 1923-2002


All requests for church records must be in writing. Send your request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address.


When writing, please give as much information as possible along with the book number, page and entry number, which can be found within this database. Keep in mind that there may be additional information contained within the church book record that you will receive on the certificate. It is suggested that you ask for the entire record when making your request for a certificate. It is also suggested that you include a donation along with your request.

As part of our Heritage Preservation Program, members of the German Genealogy Group have spent many hours computerizing an index to the various church records on this web site. We are grateful to the Pastor of St. Jacobus for allowing us to make these indexes available to genealogists all over the world.


The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Francis Lewis Boulevard at 100th Avenue
Bellaire (Queens), NY 11429


The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bellaire, Queens, New York was organized April 1, 1925.  The cornerstone for their church building was laid on September 20, 1925. Due to changing demographics in Bellaire, the congregation disbanded, holding their last service on September 9, 1973. In 1973 the congregation merged with the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Fort Salonga, Long Island, and the organ and stained glass windows were moved there. The Good Shepherd church register is now located at the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.


The records in this index include: Funerals    1924 - 1973


The register entries include much additional information such as family relationship, cause of death.


All requests for records of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church must be in writing (a form is available following a successful search).  A donation of at least five dollars ($5.00) is requested (payable to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church) for each individual genealogical record for which they are asked to search. You will receive a scanned image of the register entry. Please send your request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (or an email address if you would like to receive the results that way) to the following address:


Good Shepherd Record Request
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church
4 Trescott Path
Fort Salonga, NY 11768

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in May of 1844. The cornerstone for the present church building at 195 Maujer Street in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn was laid in 1883. The church opened at that location on November 4, 1884. 

In 1926, with many church members moving to the Glendale section of Queens, St. John's started looking for a location in that area. The church was dedicated at 88-24 Myrtle Avenue in 1937. At present, records from both churches are held in the Glendale location. 


The records in this index currently include:
Funerals    1890-2000


All requests for records of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church must be in writing (a form is available following a successful search).  A fee of ten dollars ($10.00) is required (payable to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church) for each individual genealogical record for which they are asked to search. Please send your request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (or an email address if you would like to receive the results that way) to the following address:


Genealogical Record Request
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
88-24 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385

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Trinity Reformed Church
Ridgewood, Queens, New York

In 1843 an English speaking congregation was formed in New York City on Avenue B and Fifth Street. It was part of the Reformed Church of America. In 1853 a group of German Speaking people in Williamsburg, Brooklyn formed The Deutsche Evangelishe Lutherische St. Petri Kirche (the German Evangelical Church of St. Peters). In 1919 these two groups merged and formed the Trinity Reformed Church of Brooklyn, located at 66-30 60th Place in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. The Evangelical Mission Church on Avenue B, corner of Fifth Street in New York also combined with them. Trinity Church is part of the Reformed Church of America.

The records in this database are as follows:
4,175 Funeral Records: 1915-1962,  1966-1987

When writing, please give as much information as possible along with the book number, page and entry number, which can be found within this database.
We will provide an image of the original church register which is hand-written.
Please include a donation check payable to German Genealogy Group for $3.00 for each record requested.
Please Include your e-mail address so we can send a digital image of the record, which will enable you to enlarge it for viewing.

Written requests with payment go to the following address: 

German Genealogy Group
ATTN: Record Search
Post Office Box 1004
Kings Park, NY 11754

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As part of our Heritage Preservation Program, members of the German Genealogy Group have spent many hours computerizing indices to the various church records on this web site. We are grateful to the Pastors of the Churches for allowing us to make these indexes available to genealogists all over the world.


If you would like to contribute time to other current
Heritage Preservation projects, please contact Ms. Lovaglio.

Records Search: Church Funerals

Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...

  1. Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
  2. Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
  3. Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. So for example, Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz. 

NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the fist few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.

For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search. The more specific your search, the less time you need spend scrolling through search results! 

Church

Note: Leaving all un-checked is the same as checking all. You only need check any to limit your search to specific Churches.


Name

* Matches multiple characters. 
_ Matches one single character.


Funeral Year


Other

The German Genealogy Group wishes to thank all the following Volunteers for their help and participation....

The Zion Church project:

Gloria Anderson * Lucille Blum * Don Eckerle * Elizabeth Lovaglio * Kathryne Natale * Tom Risinger * Dottie Schilling * Bob Weingarten

And a very special thank you to Lucille Blum, without whose experience and dedication to the cause this project would not have been completed.


  The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd project:

Mark Waldron * Don Eckerle


St. John's Evangelical Evangelical Lutheran Church project:

Joan Koster-Morales * Steve Nathan * Jo Ann Schmidt

Special thanks to Richard Winter who was the coordinator for this project.


Trinity Reformed Church project:

Don Eckerle * Bob Boeckle * Jo Ann Schmidt 

Special thanks to Richard Winter who was the coordinator for this project.


Saint Jacobus Lutheran Church/ Saint Jacobus Evangelical Lutheran Church project:

Robert Boeckle * Dr. Warren L. Bosch * Barbara D’Oliveira * Fred Eberle * Don Eckerle * Diana Erickson * Robert P. Fruh * Noelle Giesse * Jean Haines * Joan Hydo * Carol Kennedy * Fred Kunz * Carol A. Maguire * Kathleen O’Farrell * Carol Proven * Paul E. Root * Jo Ann Schmidt * Nancy J. Sara Spencer * Stephen Stengel  * Bob Sullivan * Holly Timm

Special thanks to Carol A. Theisen Maguire who was the coordinator for this project.



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