The German Churches of Metropolitan New York, A Research Guide; by Richard Haberstroh, Ph.D., C.G.; 156 pp; 2000, Cloth; 6x9; indexed; illus.; ISBN: 1877692069; Item # NYGS02
This pioneering work should be of immense value to anyone researching New York families of German origin. Dr. Haberstroh has identified over 400 Protestant and Catholic churches which have served the German communities in the present five boroughs of New York City, as well as Jersey City and Hoboken, from the 1600s to the present. For each church he gives year founded, location(s), whereabouts of records, and in the case of Protestant churches, names of pastors. Introductory chapters consider the history of Christian denominations in Germany, the development of the German-American communities and churches of Metropolitan New York, and the nature of German church records. There are illustrations of selected churches and church records. Maps assist the researcher in identifying churches in a particular neighborhood at given dates. Indexes to church names and Protestant pastors complete this indispensable guide.