Church registers from Hunan, China, 1902-1949

In the collection MHS/A-1065 Norwegian Mission Society - Hunan - China there is a total of 99 protocols named "Church register". Their origin are from the congregations of the Lutheran Church, founded with the assistance of missionaries from Norway. The protocols are listed in our paper catalogue. See item #7 at our list of catalogues.

For further research it will be of interest to know if such registers from churches and congregations in China prior to 1949 exist in other archival institutions or repositories inside or outside China. Response and information can be sent to the Mission Archives at arkiv@mhs.no.

The type of protocols are equivalent to so-called parish registers.They contain listings of baptism, confirmation, marriage, deceased, transferred from or to congregation (within the Lutheran Church), change of church connections, communion, excommunicated, readmitted, left [i.e. departed from] congregation, and returned to congregation.

Below are sample photos of selected pages of one of the registers from Changsha.

Church register, Changsha, Hunan. Source: Mission Archives[ Click for larger version ]
Index, church register, Changsha, Hunan. Source: Mission Archives[ Click for larger version ]

Address page, church register, Changsha, Hunan. Source: Mission Archives[ Click for larger version ]

Marriage header, church register, Changsha, Hunan. Source: Mission Archives

Marriage header, church register, Changsha, Hunan. Source: Mission Archives
Published: 2012‑08‑01