New York City church records index available online

The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society website contains the pastoral records of Rev. Frederick W. Geissenhainer, Jr. from his tenure as pastor at St. Matthew’s and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches in New York City from 1827-1879.

The database of the records was created from five volumes that are kept now at the New York Historical Society.

The database contains 1,180 confirmation records, 5,663 marriage records and 11,608 baptism records. There are almost 52,000 unique names in the index. The database is searchable by name. Images of the records are available by request from the New York Historical Society library.

To search the database, go to the society website at:

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