Explore U.S. Church Records: Find Your Family | Newberry

Explore U.S. Church Records: Find Your Family

Led by Jacquie Schattner
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
One session, Tuesday, August 10

6 - 8 pm (Central Time)


Newberry Adult Education Seminars will meet virtually via Zoom. For more information about the Newberry’s virtual seminars, including a Zoom tutorial, please see our Virtual Seminars FAQ page. If you have questions about online learning, please reach out to seminars@newberry.org.

Seminar Description

Church records contain many surprises beyond baptisms, marriages, and deaths. They provide clues to towns of origin, immigration information, church communities, finances, and more. Church records predate governments and often have information on family members under-represented in government records, including women, children, immigrants, and minorities. In this genealogy workshop, you will learn how to identify your ancestor’s place of worship, access surviving records, and solve common family history puzzles such as maiden names and overseas birthplaces.

One session. Registration – $50

Researching her ancestors since 1996, Jacquie Schattner has volunteered for 15 years at her local Family History Center, is active in several genealogy societies, and teaches genealogy at high schools and libraries. Jacquie is a retired school secretary.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at seminars@newberry.org.

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.