Are You Looking at All the Church Records?

Church records can consist of more than vital events. Anything that mentions a person’s name and point in time can be helpful–depending upon your situation. Of course, not all these records (such as the donations shown in this image) are extant or even preserved. But if they are and you’re stuck, they may provide an additional clue.

Another reminder–don’t crop the image too closely. The year got cut off in this list of donations on 20 September 1908 that includes my great-great-grandpa Trautvetter.