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From: gothamgal <>
Subject: [APG] NY Lutheran churches ca 1886
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 18:04:27 -0400
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Some Brooklyn City Directories have lists of churches. You can then
extrapolate from the addresses which churches were closest to where your
people were living.

I would suggest the following two:

Lain¹s Brooklyn Directory for the Year Ending May 1st 1886
Geo. T. Lain (compiler) and Chas. J. Healy (Ass¹t. compiler), published by
Lain and Company, Brooklyn, 1885

Lain¹s Brooklyn Directory for the Year Ending May 1st 1887
Geo. T. Lain (compiler) and Chas. J. Healy (Ass¹t. compiler), published by
Lain and Company, Brooklyn, 1886

If they aren't available in your local library or historical society, you
could try ordering them from the FHL. I have access to the hardcopies here
in Brooklyn, as well as to microfiche and microfilm versions located at a
number of area repositories.

You could also try the 1875 or 1892 NY State Census. You could just scan
through the images fairly quickly and locate the pages in each town (or
Ward) that list newspapers, schools, churches, etc. There is a separate form
for that information so it's fairly easy to spot. Those reels should also be
available from the FHL.

Best,

Laura




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