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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4385.AM:  Congregational Church United Church of Christ (Blair, Neb.)



Records:  1870-1977

Blair, Washington County, Neb.:  United Church of Christ

Size:  2 reels of microfilm



BACKGROUND NOTE



On February 10, 1870, the constitution and confession of faith was signed by eight members under leadership of Rev. Marshall Tingley. Rev. Tingley had come to Blair from Sioux City, Iowa, in June of 1869. Dedication of the first building took place on November 22, 1874. By 1887 the church was self supporting and in the same year a parsonage was purchased. In 1890 extensive renovation of the building took place including the excavation of a full basement. Remodeling again took place in 1953. A historical marker erected in 1975 denotes this building as one of the few church structures in Nebraska in use for over 100 years.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of nine volumes of official registers of the Congregational Church at Blair, Nebraska. Included are minutes, marriages, births, deaths, confirmations (1870-1977) and lists of church officials, from 1870 through terms ending in 1908. This collection was loaned for microfilming on June 20, 1977.



DESCRIPTION



Reel 1

Volume 1



Register of Pastors, 1870-1940

Register of Deacons, 1870-1948

Church Clerks, 1870-1952

Register of Communicants, 1870-1951

Register of Baptisms, 1870-1941

Register of Marriages, 1870-1922

Register of Deaths, 1869-1904

Historical Sketch of Blair Congregational Church



Volume 2



Minutes, 1870-1939



Volume 3



Register of Pastors, 1941-1947

Register of Officers, 1948

Register of Clerks, 1936-1941

Register of Deacons, 1925-1947

Register of Trustees, 1945-1947

Pastors Report, 1946

Register of Members Revised, November 1, 1941-1950

Register of Baptisms, 1942-1948

Register of Deaths, 1940-1948

Register of Meetings, 1940-1948



Volume 4



Register of Pastors, 1870-1965

Register of Deacons, 1870-1966

Register of Treasurers, 1935-1951

Register of Clerks, 1870-1967

Register of Deaconesses, 1950-1953

Register of Board of Education, 1950-1952

Register of Trustees, 1941-1955

Register of Communicants, 1928-1953

Register of Returned Members, 1949-

Register of Baptisms, 1951-1953

Register of Marriages, 1953

Correspondence, 1948-1950

Minutes, 1948-1954



Volume 5



Register of Pastors, 1953-1964

Register of Clerks, 1954-1967

Register of Treasurers, 1954-1959

Church School Superintendents, 1954

Register of Deacons, 1956-1960

Register of Trustees, 1956-1961

Register of Members Received, 1888-1959

Register of Baptisms, 1954-1959

Register of Marriages, 1954-1959

Register of Deaths, 1954-1959

Register of Meetings, 1954-1959



Volume 6



Register of Pastors, 1958-1966

Register of Clerks, 1955-1967

Register of Treasurers, 1956-1967

Church School Superintendents, 1954-1961

Register of Deacons, 1959-1967

Register of Deaconesses, 1959-1966

Register of Trustees, 1958-1966

Register of Members Received, 1901-1967

Register of Baptisms, 1960-1967

Register of Marriages, 1960-1966

Register of Meetings, 1960-1964



Volume 7



Meeting Minutes, 1964-1968



Reel 2 (starts at p. 264 of Vol. 8)

Volume 8



Register of Pastors, 1967-1973

Register of Directors of Religious Education, 1969-1973

Register of Clerks, 1969-1974

Register of Treasurers, 1969-1973

Register of Moderators, 1969-1973

Register of Deacons, 1968-1973

Register of Deaconesses, 1968-1975

Register of Trustees, 1968-1976

Register of Members Received, 1953-1973

Register of Baptisms, 1969-1972

Register of Marriages, 1969-1973

Register of Deaths, 1969-1973

Register of Meetings, 1969-1973



Volume 9



Register of Blair Congregational and Kennard Methodist

Register of Pastors, 1973-

Register of Director of Religious Education, 1976-1978

Register of Clerks, 1973-1978

Register of Treasurers, 1973-1978

Register of Moderator, 1973-1977

Register of Deacons, 1973-1979

Register of Deaconesses, 1973-1979

Register of Trustees, 1973-1980

Register of Members Received, 1953-1977

Register of Baptisms, 1973-1977

Register of Marriages, 1959-1976

Register of Deaths, 1974-1976

Register of Meetings, 1973-1977



“One Hundred Years” – Booklet prepared for their celebration in August of 1974



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Blair (Neb.) — Churches

Congregational Church in Nebraska

Congregational Church United Church of Christ (Blair, Neb.)

United Church of Christ in Nebraska

Washington County (Neb.) — Churches



 



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