New records added to German Genealogy Group website

More records have recently been added to the German Genealogy Group website. The German Genealogy Group meets monthly, the first Thursday of the month, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville.

A baptism record index is now available for Trinity Reformed Church located in Ridgewood, Queens. 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 also combined with them.

The records in this database are as follows: 4,701 Baptism Records: 1855-1881, 1944-1996.

When requesting a record, please give as much information as possible along with the book number, page and entry number, which can be found within this database. An image of the original church register, which is hand-written, will be provided. Please include a donation check payable to German Genealogy Group for $3 for each record requested and include an e-mail address so a digital image of the record can be sent.

Written requests with payment should be sent to:
German Genealogy Group
ATTN: Record Search
P.O. Box 1004
Kings Park, NY 11754

In addition, five more years (1960-1965) and 9, 370 records have been added to the Index to Criminal Records, New York Federal District Court, Southern District.

This database is an index to criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York tries federal cases from New York, Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan counties. The database covers cases from 1831 through 1965 and includes the name of a person or company, the date the case was filed, its case number and often the cause or brief description of the case.

To search any of the databases, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

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