TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1727-1893

RG 070:082, Groton Congregational Church

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Paul E. Baran.

Copyright © 2010 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Groton Congregational Church (Conn.)
Title: Groton Congregational Church records
Dates: 1727-1893
Quantity: .25 cubic feet (4 volumes)
Abstract: The First Church of Christ Congregational in Groton, Conn. was established in 1702. The name was changed to Groton Congregational Church in 2007.
Identification: RG070_082
Accession: 2010-042
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The First Church of Christ Congregational in Groton, Conn. was established in 1702. The first meeting house was erected in 1703. Subsequent meeting houses were built in 1767, 1833, and 1902. The name was changed to Groton Congregational Church in 2007.

See also the Brief History of Meeting Houses of the Groton Congregational Church.

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Scope and Content

Four record books, 1727-1893, that include minutes of meetings, records of baptisms, marriages, deaths, lists of pastors, deacons, and church members.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

First Church of Christ Congregational (Groton, Conn.)
Groton Congregational Church (Conn.)

Subjects:

Congregational churches -- Connecticut -- Groton
First Church of Christ Congregational (Groton, Conn.) -- Records and correspondence
Groton Congregational Church (Conn.) -- Records and correspondence

Places:

Groton (Conn.) -- Church history -- Sources
Groton (Conn.: Town) -- Church history -- Sources

Document Types:

Church records

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

These volumes are available in pdf format on a compact disc. Contact Archives staff for assistance.

Provenance

Donated by the Groton Congregational Church on June 15, 2010.

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Container List

Records, 1727-1893
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Book of records belonging to the Church of Christ in Groton in Connecticut N England / by John Owen who was ordained the second pastour of sd church, Nov 22 1727, 1727-1770, 1809-1811, 1 volume 1
Contents: Record of baptisms, 1727-1770, 1809-1811; minutes, 1729-1770, 1811
Title taken from recto of front end leaf
Book of records for the First Society in Groton, 1769-1832, 1 volume
Contents: Minutes, 1769-1832
Title taken from verso of front cover
Label on front cover: "Book of records, some written by pastors, some by clerks - 1769 - 1832"
Records of the First Society in Groton, 1833-1842, 1 volume
Contents: Minutes, 1833-1842
Title taken from verso of front cover
Label on front cover: "Ecclesiastical Society, 1833-1842"
Records of the First Congregational Church in Groton Conn., 1842-1893, 1 volume
Contents (Dates given are coverage dates): Introduction; Catalogue of pastors, 1704-1873; Articles of profession, adopted at different times, 1806, 1854, 1883; Catalogue of church members, 1727-1892; Catalogue of deacons, 1747-1885; Catalogue of children baptized on the faith of parents, 727-1893; Record of Ecclesiastical business connected with this church, 1729-1893; Records of marriages, 1811-1890; Records of deaths, 1839-1875
Title taken from page 1
Label on front cover: "Church clerks' records ca. 1806 - Lists members back to 1727. Based on first church records begun by the second pastor John Owen in 1727"