Source Information

Lineages, Inc., comp. Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Records transcribed from LDS Family History Library microfilm copies of church records for this locality.

About Bucks County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1770-1820: Nockamixon Township

Nockamixon Township lies in the eastern region of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, along the Delaware River. This database contains records from three churches in that township: Nockamixon Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Nockamixon Lutheran Congregation, and Nockamixon Reformed Congregation. The records consist of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the years 1770 through 1820.

Church records rank among the very best genealogical records available worldwide, but they are one of the most under-used sources in American genealogy. Until the advent of vital statistics in the United States—a very late development in most states—church records were the primary source of birth, marriage, and death information. The sheer number of denominations and affiliate churches has made identifying and locating each one's records a time-consuming ordeal for most genealogists. Church records also vary a great deal in content and emphasis according to the basic theology of the religious group that created them.

Early immigrants from England, Scotland, and other European countries brought their religious beliefs, institutions, and customs with them, including the keeping of church books in which to record births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, communion lists, deaths, and burials. Lutheran and Reformed Church records in Pennsylvania rank among the very best church records available.

For more information, see the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC) for the following references:

  • Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, FHL#940444
  • Nockamixon Lutheran Church, FHL#1671312
  • Nockamixon Reformed Church, FHL#1294882