Guide to the Trinity United Church of Christ, Greensburg, Pa. Records, 1848-April 1980 AIS.1980.12

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Trinity United Church of Christ, Greensburg, Pa. Records
Creator
Trinity United Church of Christ (Greensburg, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1980.12
Date
1848-April 1980
Extent
5.0 microfilm reels
Abstract
This microfilmed collection contains the records of the Trinity United (German) Church of Christ, located at 139 Main Street in Greensburg (Westmoreland County), Pennsylvania. This church was formerly known as the Second Reformed Church. The collection includes minutes, financial records, annual reports, letters of resignation, property assessments, and records of births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

Preferred Citation note

Trinity United Church of Christ, Greensburg, Pa. Records, AIS.1980.12, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Trinity United Church of Christ, located at 139 Main Street in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, was once known as the Second Reformed Church. Its congregation consists primarily of people of German ancestry.

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Scope and Content Notes

The records of Trinity United Church of Christ (formerly known as the Second Reformed Church) consist primarily of minutes of the church council, 1859-1980. These minutes include financial reports, annual reports, letters of resignation and property assessments. There are three volumes of church records whose titles vary (Combined Church Record, 1848-1890; Pastoral Acts, 1891-1924; Combined Church Record Book, 1923-1944) though they contain similar material such as births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, etc. Finally, the minute book of the Building Committee, 1880-1881, is included.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 1980

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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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

Microfilmed by the Archives of Industrial Society with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, grant RC-0036-79-l2l0, "Survey and Acquisition of Source Materials Relating to Immigrant and Ethnic Life in Southwestern Pennsylvania" in 1980.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Katie Kirwan in August 1980.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Clay Redding in April 1999. Additional revisions for the endoded version were made by Martha Berg on March 28, 2000. 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: 1437209.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original records in the possession of Trinity United (German) Church of Christ (139 Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Trinity United Church of Christ (Greensburg, Pa.).
  • United Church of Christ.

Genre(s)

  • Birth records
  • Church records
  • Death records
  • Marriage records
  • Microfilms

Geographic Name(s)

  • Greensburg (Pa.) -- Church history

Subject(s)

  • Baptismal records -- Pennsylvania -- Greensburg
  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Ethnic groups
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Greensburg
  • German Americans -- Religion

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Previous Citation

Trinity United Church of Christ, Greensburg, Pa. Records, AIS.1980.12, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Combined Church Record 1848-1890 

Scope and Content Notes

Includes constitution, by-laws, consistory minutes, communions, baptisms, church members, members dismissed, marriages, and contributions.

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Combined Church Record 291

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Series  II. Pastoral Acts 1891-1924 

Scope and Content Notes

Includes pastors, church officers, church members, births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials, communion seasons,and annual summaries.

  Reel
Pastoral Acts 1

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Series  III. Combined Church Record Book 1923-1944 

Scope and Content Notes

Includes church officers, church members, communion seasons, marriages, baptisms of infants, burials, and attendance.

  Reel
Combined Church Records Book 2

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Series  IV. Church Council Minutes, 1859-April 1980 

Scope and Content Notes

Includes financial reports, annual reports, letters of resignation,and property assessments for insurance purposes. Includes: 10 Volumes on 3 reels.

  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 1 1859-1922 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 2 1923-1931 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 3 1932-1942 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 4 1942-1951 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 5 1952-1960 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 6 1961-1965 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 7 1966-1970 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 8 1971-1974 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 9 1975-1976 3-5
  Reel
Church Council Minutes, vol. 10 1977-April 1980 3-5

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Series  V. Minute Book of Building Committee 1880-1881 

  Reel
Building Committee Minute Book 5

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