Guide to the First German Methodist Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1842-1926 AIS.1974.24

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
First German Methodist Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Creator
First German Methodist Episcopal Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1974.24
Date
1842-1926
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel (257 frames; negative and positive)
Abstract
This collection consists of 4 volumes of Church Registers (some in German), 1842-1926. These registers contain officers, members, probationary members, baptisms, marriages, burials, and chronological and alphabetical indexes.

Preferred Citation

First German Methodist Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records AIS.1974.24, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of the Records of First German Methodist Episcopal Church, founded in 1838, and includes 4 volumes of Church Registers (some in German), 1842-1926. These registers contain officers, members, probationary members, baptisms, marriages, burials, and chronological and alphabetical indexes.

Volume 1 contains Kirchenbuch, 1842-1866 (in German); full members, 1847-1966; and probationary members, 1847-1866. Volume 2 contains record book, 1866-1878 (in English); probationers, 1866-1877; alphabetical / chronological list of members, 1842-1880; list of officers, 1870; baptisms, 1866-1880; and marriages, 1868-1878.

Volume 3 contains record book, 1851-1892 (early records in German); historical notice (in German); baptisms, 1852-1891 (in German to c. 1884); marriages, 1851-1892; probationers, 1851-1895; alphabetical list of members, 1851-1863; Record for the Classes Severally (indexes), 1871-1892. Volume 4 contains  Kirchenbuch, 1890-1926 (in German); list of ministers  Prediger, 1838-1927; officers, 1896-1925; members, 1851-1926; statistics (ministers salary and other expenses); baptisms, 1890-1926; marriages, 1893-1925; probationers, 1895-1925.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 1988

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

These records were a gift from First German Methodist Episcopal Church, (Birmingham) Pittsburgh, Pa., 1974.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David Rosenberg in July, 1988.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath in September, 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1373406

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection has been microfilmed by Archives Service Center from originals located at First German Methodist Episcopal Church, (Birmingham) Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • First German Methodist Episcopal Church (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Methodist Episcopal Church.

Genre(s)

  • Indexes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Church history
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Religion
  • South Side (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records
  • Church records and registers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Religion
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania
  • Germans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Methodist Church -- Pennsylvania
  • Methodists, German -- Pennsylvania

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Previous Citation

First German Methodist Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records AIS.1974.24, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Church Registers 
  Microfilm-cabinetReelItem
Volume 1, 1842-1866 111
  Item
Volume 2, 1866-1880 2
  Item
Volume 3, 1851-1892 3
  Item
Volume 4, 1890-1926 4

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