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Moravian Roots Update (Nov. 2019)

Posted November 8, 2019 in Moravian Roots

Over 20 volunteers have graciously contributed their time, expertise, and energy to the Moravian Roots genealogy database. As of November 8, 2019, the total amount of indexed records (baptisms, confirmations, marriages, receptions, removals, and funerals) amounts to 66,847!

In total, 63 of ~300 church registers have been fully indexed (see first list below). These entries, along with entries from additional registers wherein indexing is currently in progress (see second list below), are now available at https://roots.moravianchurcharchives.org/. Create an account today and start searching for your ancestors!

Completed registers include:


• ChReg 2 – Elim and Hector Moravian Churches, Bird Island, MN, 1880-1964
• ChReg 4 – Tagus and Aurelia Moravian Churches, Donnybrooke, ND, 1915-1962
• ChReg 8 – Big Oak Moravian Church, Yardley, PA, 1953-1966
• ChReg 9 – Bethesda Moravian Church, Springfield, MN, 1892-1965
• ChReg 10 – Bethlehem Congregation, Bethlehem, PA, 1742-1756
• ChReg 15 – First Moravian Church of South Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA, 1861-1905
• ChReg 17 – Camden Valley Moravian Church, Shushan, NY, 1833-1868
• ChReg 19 – Carroll’s Manor, Carroll’s Manor, MD, 1763-1778
• ChReg 30 – First Moravian Church, Dover, OH, 1910-1929
• ChReg 34 – Ephraim Moravian Church, Ephraim, WI, 1850-1870
• ChReg 36 – Embden Moravian Church, Embden, ND, 1953-1966
• ChReg 37 – Emmaus Moravian Church, Emmaus, PA, (1735-) 1747-1801
• ChReg 38 – Emmaus Moravian Church, Emmaus, PA, 1801-1869
• ChReg 40 – Elizabeth Moravian Church, Elizabeth, NJ, 1910-1957
• ChReg 42 – Gerah Moravian Church, Town Portland, WI, 1873-1922
• ChReg 45 – Graceham Moravian Church, Graceham, MD, 1881-1947
• ChReg 57 – Hope Moravian Church, Hope, NJ, 1771-1808
• ChReg 58 – Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills, WI, 1856-1870
• ChReg 59 – Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills, WI, 1870-1879
• ChReg 60 – Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills, WI, 1879-1899
• ChReg 61 – Lake Mills Moravian Church, Lake Mills, WI, 1900-1943
• ChReg 69 – Mamre Moravian Church, Watertown, WI, 1870-1888
• ChReg 70 – Mamre Moravian Church, Watertown, WI, 1887-1851
• ChReg 71 – Macedonia Moravian Church, Macedonia, MO, 1900-1907
• ChReg 72 – Spring Grove Moravian Church, Spring Grove, MO, 1890-1906
• ChReg 75 – Lititz Moravian Church, Lititz, PA, 1764-1809
• ChReg 78 – Martinez Mission, CA, 1898-1946
• ChReg 87 – New Dorp Moravian Church, Staten Island, NY, 1807-1862
• ChReg 89 – New Dorp Moravian Church, Staten Island, NY, 1919-1961
• ChReg 92 – Newport Moravian Church, Newport, RI, 1756-1838
• ChReg 94 – First Moravian Church of New York, New York, NY, 1744-1775
• ChReg 95 – First Moravian Church of New York, New York, NY, 1801-1890
• ChReg 96 – Second Moravian Church of New York (Tremont Terrace), New York, NY, 1870-1890
• ChReg 97 – Second Moravian Church of New York (Tremont Terrace), New York, NY, 1891-1909
• ChReg 98 – Oldman’s Creek Moravian Church, Oldman’s Creek, NJ, 1742-1794
• ChReg 108 – First Moravian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1823-1855
• ChReg 112 – Second Moravian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1865-1908
• ChReg 115 – Roemerville Moravian Church, Roemerville, PA, 1945-1970
• ChReg 121 – Fifth Moravian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1877-1902 (1908)
• ChReg 133 – First Moravian Church, Utica, NY, 1855-1881
• ChReg 138 – Edgewater Moravian Church (Stapleton), Staten Island, NY, 1889-1901
• ChReg 141 – Watertown Moravian Church, Watertown, WI, 1854-1879
• ChReg 149 – First Moravian Church, York, PA, 1751-1847
• ChReg 160 – Blairstown Moravian Church, Blairstown, IA, 1878-1892
• ChReg 162 – Gracehill Moravian Church, Grace Hill, IA, 1866-1900
• ChReg 165 – Osborne Moravian Church, Osborne, KS, 1877-1887
• ChReg 174 – Egg Harbor Moravian Church, Egg Harbor City, NJ, 1858-1892
• ChReg 179 – Third Moravian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1942-1976
• ChReg 180 – Third Moravian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1976-1992
• ChReg 191 – Good Shepherd Moravian Church, New Hartford, NY, 1979-1992
• ChReg 192 – Good Shepherd Moravian Church, New Hartford, NY, 1993-2008
• ChReg 196 – Alice Moravian Church, Alice, ND, 1966-1977
• ChReg 197 – First Moravian Church (Haverford), Indianapolis, IN, 1928-1951
• ChReg 199 – Tremont Terrace Moravian Church, Bronx, NY, 1909-1961
• ChReg 201 – Tremont Terrace Moravian Church, Bronx, NY, 1988-1992
• ChReg 205 – Big Oak Moravian Church, Yardley, PA, 1969-1984
• ChReg 210 – Nazareth Moravian Church, Nazareth, PA, 1885-1915
• ChReg 221 – Emmaus Moravian Church, Emmaus, PA, 1870-1898
• ChReg 224 – Lancaster Moravian Church, Lancaster, PA, 1920-1947
• ChReg 241 – Saratoga Union Church, Saratoga, WI, 1938-1979
• ChReg 248 – Lititz Moravian Church, Lititz, PA, 1856-1869
• ChReg 249 – Lititz Moravian Church, Lititz, PA, 1870-1899
• ChReg 250 – Evangel Moravian Church, Toms River, NJ, 1992-1994

Indexing currently in progress:


• ChReg 6 – Brooklyn Moravian Church, Brooklyn, NY, 1853-1900
• ChReg 18 – Bethel (on the Swatara) Moravian Church, Bethel, PA, 1744-1848
• ChReg 21 – Coopersburg Moravian Church, Coopersburg, PA, 1884-1944
• ChReg 51 – West Side [Fort Howard] Moravian Church, Green Bay, WI, (1867) 1870-1897
• ChReg 56 – Moravian congregation at Henderson, MN, 1858-1867
• ChReg 66 – Lancaster Moravian Church, Lancaster, PA, 1876-1919
• ChReg 79 – Midland Beach Moravian Church, Staten Island, NY, 1961-1975
• ChReg 80 – Morongo Moravian Church, Banning, CA, 1899-1956
• ChReg 82 – Nazareth Moravian Church, Nazareth, PA, 1742-1861
• ChReg 85 – New Dawn Moravian Church, Toronto, ON, 1983-1993
• ChReg 100 – Oley Moravian Church, Oley, PA, 1741-1768
• ChReg 102 – Palmyra Moravian Church, Cinnaminson, NJ, 1921-1969
• ChReg 107 – First Moravian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1743-1822
• ChReg 116 – Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth, PA, 1762-1796
• ChReg 122 – Fifth Moravian Church of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1912-1957
• ChReg 132 – Unionville Moravian Church, Unionville, MI, 1907-1974
• ChReg 134 – First Moravian Church, Utica, NY, 1911-1954
• ChReg 140 – Veedum Moravian Church, Pittsville, WI, 1918-1960
• ChReg 148 – First Moravian Church, West Salem, IL, 1844-1857
• ChReg 159 – Moravia Moravian Church, Moravia, IA, 1866-1874
• ChReg 163 – Gracehill Moravian Church, Grace Hill, IA, 1900-1927
• ChReg 171 – Lebanon Moravian Church, Lebanon, PA, 1920-1949
• ChReg 177 – Reading Moravian Church, Reading, PA, 1914-1951
• ChReg 181 – Second Moravian Church (Tremont Terrace), New York, NY, 1852-1863
• ChReg 183 – First Moravian Church, Easton, PA, 1888-1927
• ChReg 189 – Trinity Moravian Church, Utica, NY, 1912-1962
• ChReg 206 – Bethlehem Congregation, Bethlehem, PA, 1892-1924
• ChReg 207 – Bethlehem Congregation, Bethlehem, PA, 1865-1892
• ChReg 230 – First Moravian Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, 1926-1946
• ChReg 235 – Carmel Mission Station, Nushagak River, AK, 1887-1902