Church Records: Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, Pennsylvania, 1729-1881

Church records such as those included here are among the best sources for information on births, marriages, and deaths for the period of time before widespread civil registration of vital statistics. This database contains information on approximately 180,000 individuals mentioned in abstracts of baptisms, births, marriages, and deaths from the registers of more than fifty local Pennsylvania churches. The information index was extracted from microfilm records of transcriptions of the original records.