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Where to find Vital Records in Parish Registers?

“Records of baptisms, burials, and marriages can most likely be found at the church where the event took place.”

A list of all parish churches by state or country is below, with links to all websites.

“You should … contact the rector. Keep your inquiry brief, giving only the essential information and requesting only the information you need. Your chances of receiving a reply are better if you do not ask broad questions or provide unnecessary details of your family history. If the church no longer exists, the records could be located in either the archives of the diocese or in some cases, in a local repository of manuscript collections.”

UNITED STATES

The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama comprises more than 30,000 members and 92 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast was created in 1970 from portions of the adjoining dioceses of Alabama and Florida. Its territory covers the southern third of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle region, west of the Appalachicola River. Most of its churches are located in the Mobile, Alabama, area, and in a population strip along the Gulf of Mexico extending from Pensacola to Panama City, Florida.

The Episcopal Diocese of Alaska comprises 48 congregations and covers the entire state of Alaska, with a land mass of 586,412 square miles. 

The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona was established in 1959, and its diocesan offices are located in central Phoenix.

The Episcopal Diocese of Utah comprises 25 congregations and covers most of Utah and northern Arizona. Most congregations in the diocese practice open communion, and services are offered in English, Spanish, and Ute.

Navajoland was created out of the Episcopal dioceses of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona during a transitional period of 1977 to 1987 to better unify the area in respect to Navajo language, culture, families, and area events.

The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas comprises over 14,000 members and 60 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of California supports the work of Episcopal churches, ministries, schools, and people in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

  • San DiegoThe Episcopal Diocese of San Diego was established in 1974, when it separated from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. The Diocese of San Diego comprises 20,000 members and 45 congregations, and it extends from Murrieta to the Mexican border, and from the Pacific Ocean to Yuma, Arizona.

    The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin is located in central California, and its administrative headquarters are in Modesto, California.

  • El Camino Real

The Diocese of El Camino Real, California, stretches from Palo Alto in the north to Nipomo on the southern boundary of San Luis Obispo with Santa Barbara County. The diocese comprises the five counties of San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey, and worship is in seven languages: Cantonese, English, Lakota, Laotian, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles comprises 70,000 members and 147 congregations, 39 schools, and 18 major institutions. The diocese covers all of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties, and part of Riverside County.

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California comprises over 14,000 members and 72 congregations and covers the northern regions of California.

Colorado

The Episcopal Diocese of Colorado comprises 97 congregations and covers five regions: Western, Mountain, Sangre de Cristo, Front Range, and High Plains.

The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut includes the entire state of Connecticut, with about 68,500 members and177 congregations, both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking.

The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, founded in 1785, is comprised of approximately 38 congregations.

Florida

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida, which covers 25 counties in north Florida, comprises 63 congregations, 13 parochial schools, and more than 14,000 households.

  • Central FloridaThe Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, created in 1969, is bounded on the north by the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the dioceses of Southeast Florida and Southwest Florida, and on the west by the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Central Gulf Coast

The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast was created in 1970 from portions of the adjoining dioceses of Alabama and Florida. Its territory covers the southern third of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle region, west of the Appalachicola River. Most of its churches are located in the Mobile, Alabama, area, and in a population strip along the Gulf of Mexico extending from Pensacola to Panama City, Florida.

The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida extends from Key West on the south, to Jensen Beach on the north and inland to Clewiston on the west and includes Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin counties, along with the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County and the eastern part of Hendry County.

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida extends along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with its northernmost congregation in Brooksville and its most southern on Marco Island. The diocese comprises approximately 39,000 members and 79 congregations.

Georgia

The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia comprises more than 18,000 membersand 71 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta,created in 1907, comprises approximately 56,000 members and 96 congregations in northern and central Georgia.

The Episcopal Church in Hawaii began in 1862 and today the diocese includes not only people who are native to Hawaii, but people from everywhere else in the world as well. The diocese is respectful of the cultural and religious diversity of their demographic, which includes a variety of Protestant faiths, as well as Buddhists, Shintoists, Mormons, Jews, Hindus, and traditional Hawaiian and native beliefs.

The Episcopal Diocese of Idaho covers the state of Idaho south of the Salmon River and also includes one congregation in Wyoming.

Illinois

The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago comprises 40,000 members and 125 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Springfield was founded when the former Diocese of Illinois split into three separate Dioceses: Springfield, Quincy, and Chicago. The Diocese of Springfield includes the area east of the Illinois River and Woodford, Livingston, Ford, and Iroquois counties, and comprises 40 congregations, of which 20 are parishes (self-supporting churches) and the other 20 are missions.

Indiana

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana comprises 36 parishes, covering 31 counties in the northern one-third of the state of Indiana.

The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis comprises 10,137 members and 49 parishes, covering the central and southern regions of Indiana.

We are eight thousand baptized members in 59 congregations, large and small, configured to grow “in mission with Christ through each and all.”

The Episcopal Diocese of Kansas comprises approximately 12,000 people in 46 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas was established in 1971 and covers the western counties of Kansas.

The Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky covers the western half of the state of Kentucky (the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington covers the eastern half) and comprises some 10,000 members and 34 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington was created in 1895 and covers the eastern half of the state of Kentucky. (The Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky covers the western half of the state.) The diocese’s greatest membership strength is in the Bluegrass region in and around Lexington, with a smaller pocket of members in the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati.

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, established in 1838, comprises 54 congregations, including 33 parishes, 13 missions (three of which are college chaplaincies), and five mission stations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana stretches from the Arkansas border in the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the south, and comprises a culturally diverse population with northern Louisiana, which was settled by immigrants of English, Dutch and German descent, and southern Louisiana, which is the center of the French-speaking, Cajun culture.

 Maine

The Episcopal Diocese of Maine comprises 17,000 members and 67 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland comprises the northern and central Maryland counties of Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, and Washington and the city of Baltimore. It is one of the nine original dioceses of the Episcopal Church, tracing its roots back to 1608 when Captain John Smith oversaw the first Christian worship in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Today, the Diocese of Maryland has more than 44,200 members and 112 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington comprises the District of Columbia and the Maryland counties of Charles, St. Mary’s, Prince George’s, and Montgomery. Its principal church is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, unofficially known as Washington National Cathedral, located in Washington, D.C.

Episcopal Diocese of Easton, which separated from the Diocese of Maryland in 1868, comprises the nine counties that make up the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The total membership of the diocese is about 9,750 people, in 39 congregations.  

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, established in 1784, is one of the first Episcopal dioceses organized in the United States, and is among the largest, with 79,000 members and 194 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts comprises 64 congregations in the five western counties of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan comprises 95 congregations in southeastern lower Michigan. Eighteen of the congregations are in the city of Detroit; others go north approaching Grand Blanc and west to Lansing and Hillsdale.

The Diocese of Eastern Michigan was created in 1994 and comprises 47 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan was organized in 1895 and comprises the 27 congregations in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan comprises 15,000 members in 58 congregations on the west side of Michigan, stretching from the Straits of Mackinac to the Indiana border.

The Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota maintains one of the largest Departments of Indian Work in the entire Episcopal Church, with faith communities on nearly every reservation in Minnesota. Additionally, the diocese supports faith communities worshiping in several languages, including Hmong and Spanish.It comprises 22,000 members and 106 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi has approximately 20,000 members. Mississippi Episcopalians are particularly involved in the ministry of racial reconciliation, a ministry that has been handed down since the 1960s when the Diocese took an active role in the Civil Rights Movement. 

The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri comprises 14,598 members and 49 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri covers the western portion of the state of Missouri, and its cathedral, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Episcopal Diocese of Montana, established in 1904,covers 25 counties and comprises 5,400 members and43 congregations, many in small rural communities throughout the state.

The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska covers the entire state of Nebraska, with the exception of two congregations that are part of the Santee Mission of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota.

The Episcopal Diocese of Nevada covers the entire state of Nevada and has become a leader in Total Ministry or “the ministry of all the baptized,” in which laity and clergy have a more equal share in ministry.

The Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire was organized in 1802, and currently has over 12,000 members and 50 congregations. It is one of the fastest-growing dioceses in the Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey is the second-oldest diocese in the Episcopal Church and one of the largest in terms of the number of parishes and missions. Its boundaries encompass the southern two-thirds of the state of New Jersey.

The Episcopal Diocese of Newark covers the northern third of the state of New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, and Union counties. The diocese has over 27,600 members and 113 congregations.

New Mexico

The Episcopal Diocese of Rio Grande was formed in 1952 from the Missionary District of New Mexico and Southwest Texas. The diocese covers the entire state of New Mexico and the area west of the Pecos River, which includes El Paso and western Texas to the border with Mexico along the Rio Grande.

Navajoland was created out of the Episcopal dioceses of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona during a transitional period of 1977 to 1987 to better unify the area in respect to Navajo language, culture, families, and area events.

New Jersey

The Episcopal Diocese of Newark covers the northern third of the state of New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, and Union counties. The diocese has over 27,600 members and 113 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of New York is made up of over 200 congregations encompassing Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island in New York City, and the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

The Episcopal Diocese of Albany, in the state of New York, comprises 130 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York extends from Alexandria Bay in the far north, which is just under the Canadian border, to Wellsburg and Waverly, whose parishes rest nearly on the Pennsylvania state line.

The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island is organized into four archdeaconries, representing the four counties of the diocese: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester covers eight counties in western central New York, bounded on the north by Lake Ontario, on the east by the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, on the south by the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, and on the west by the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York.

The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York has approximately 19, 000 members and 63 congregations spread across Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties at the western edge of New York.

The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina comprises over 49,000 members and 117 congregations and nine campus ministries. The diocese covers 38 counties in the central part of North Carolina, from Iredell County to Edgecombe County, and from Caswell County to Scotland County.

The Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina was established in 1883 and includes Hertford, Bertie, Martin, Pitt, Greene, Wayne, Sampson, Cumberland, and Robeson counties.The diocese comprises approximately 75 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina comprises over 15,000 members worshiping in 65 year-round congregations; four summer chapels; two conference centers (Lake Logan Episcopal Center and Valle Crucis); Deerfield Retirement Community; and Christ School; as well as Kanuga Conference Center.

The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota is a community of 23 congregations widely spread across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.

The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio was established in 1817 and comprises 25,737 members, worshipping in 104 parishes and five affiliated institutions in the northern 48 counties of the State of Ohio.

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, created in 1875, comprises 89 congregations covering the southern portion of Ohio.

The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma comprises some 20,000 members and 72 congregations.

Oregon

The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon comprises the area extending to the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River, the Cascade Range, and the Oregon-California state line

The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon, which separated from the Diocese of Oregon in 1970, covers Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains and also includes Klickitat County, Washington.

Pennsylvania

The Diocese of Pennsylvania is the second oldest diocese in the Episcopal Church. The first Bishop of PA, the Most Reverend William White, was also the first Presiding Bishop in the Episcopal Church as well as Chaplain to the Continental Congress. This historic diocese is comprised of 142 worshiping congregations located in the southeast portion of the state, throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, & Chester counties.

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania comprises 17,500 members and 71 congregations in the central region of Pennsylvania.

The Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania comprises 13 counties in the northwestern part of the state of Pennsylvania.

The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, founded in 1865, covers the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, including the current counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland.

The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem covers 14 counties in Pennsylvania to the north and west of Philadelphia.

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island was organized in 1790 and comprises 17,000 members and 65 congregations.

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina has reorganized and is carrying forward the work of our Lord Jesus Christ, just as generations of Episcopalians in South Carolina have done since 1789, confident that by moving forward together in unity and faith, with God’s help, we will flourish.

The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina was created in 1922 and comprises 27,000 members and62 congregations in the Upstate (northwestern) and Midlands regions of the South Carolina. The diocese contains five convocations: Midlands (Columbia area), Catawba (Lancaster area), Foothills (Greenville area), Gravatt (Aiken area), and Piedmont (Spartanburg areas).

The Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota comprises 76 congregations in South Dakota, two congregations in Nebraska, and one congregation in Minnesota. Approximately half of the 12,000 baptized Episcopalians in South Dakota are either Dakota or Lakota Sioux, and the diocese also includes two congregations composed of Sudanese immigrants.

The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee extends between the northern and southern borders of Tennessee, the Tennessee River to the west, and approximately the Eastern Timeline. The diocese has approximately 15,000 members and 51 congregations.

The Episcopal Church in East Tennessee comprises 45 congregations and its territory includes 34 counties in eastern Tennessee and three counties in northern Georgia, with the Cumberland Plateau forming the western border.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee comprises 35 congregations and has over 12,500 members.

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, organized in 1849, comprises 79,509 members and 154 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas comprises 90 congregations spread over 60 counties and 69,000 square miles in south central Texas.

The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas comprises 77 congregations, 23 schools, and 48 commissions, agencies, and institutions in northeastern Texas.

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was established in 1983 after dividing the increasingly large Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.Currently, the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth comprises approximately 6,000 members and 20 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas is comprised of 33 parishes, missions, and congregations; and five schools. The diocese covers 80 counties and 77,000 square miles.

The Episcopal Diocese of Utah comprises 25 congregations and covers most of Utah and northern Arizona. Most congregations in the diocese practice open communion, and services are offered in English, Spanish, and Ute.

Navajoland was created out of the Episcopal dioceses of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona during a transitional period of 1977 to 1987 to better unify the area in respect to Navajo language, culture, families, and area events.

The Episcopal Diocese of Vermont is comprised of 48 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, one of the largest in the Episcopal Church, was organized in 1785, and includes 38 counties in central and northern Virginia.

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, formed in 1892, has over 30,000 members, 105 congregations: 85 parishes, 19 missions and 1 ecumenical community. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean westward to Dan River, and from the south side of the James River at Richmond to the North Carolina border.

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida extends along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, with its northernmost congregation in Brooksville and its most southern on Marco Island. The diocese comprises approximately 39,000 members and 79 congregations.

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington comprises the District of Columbia and the Maryland counties of Charles, St. Mary’s, Prince George’s, and Montgomery. Its principal church is the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, unofficially known as Washington National Cathedral, located in Washington, D.C.

Washington

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia (also known as the Episcopal Church in Western Washington) was established in 1910, and comprises 31,000 members and more than 100 congregations in the western region of Washington state.

The Episcopal Diocese of Spokane comprises 36 congregations and encompasses all of Washington State east of the Cascades and the northern Idaho panhandle.

The Episcopal Church in West Virginia, which separated from the Diocese of Virginia in 1877, comprises all 55 counties within the state of West Virginia.

Wisconsin

The Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee comprises over 15,000 members and 63 congregations, covering southern Wisconsin.

The Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire is located in the northwestern counties of Wisconsin.

The Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac comprises over 5,800 members and 38 congregations in northeast Wisconsin.

The Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, established in 1887, covers the entire state of Wyoming, with the exception of one congregation in western part of the state, which is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho.

The Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico is headquartered in San Justo, and its Bishop Provisional is the Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos-Orench.

The Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands includes both the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands and comprises 14 congregations.

ASIA

Micronesia

The Episcopal Diocese of Taiwan was established by Chinese Anglicans escaping mainland China, and since much of the early Anglican leadership in Taiwan was provided by American military chaplains, Taiwan became linked to the Worldwide Anglican Communion through the Episcopal Church.

EUROPE

The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe is a collection of churches, mission congregations, and specialized ministries spread geographically over several countries in continental Europe. The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is located in the centre of Paris.

Congregations within the Convocation vary in size from fewer than 100 members in the mission congregations to more than 1,000 at the Cathedral in Paris. In total there are more than 4,000 active parishioners throughout the Convocation.

NORTH AMERICA

The Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic comprises 65 congregations and 24 schools, and its bishop is the The Rt. Rev. Moisés Quezada Mota.

The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, established in 1861, is the largest diocese in the Episcopal Church with over 83,700 members and over 100 congregations.

CENTRAL AMERICA
Honduras

The Episcopal Diocese of Honduras is headquartered in San Pedro Sula Cortes, and its bishop is the Rt. Rev. Lloyd Emmanuel Allen.

SOUTH AMERICA

The Episcopal Diocese of Colombia is headquartered in Bogota, and its bishop is the Rt. Rev. Francisco Jose Duque-Gomez.

Ecuador

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Ecuador is headquartered in Quito, and its bishop is the Rt. Rev. Victor Scantlebury.

The Episcopal Diocese of Litoral Ecuador is headquartered in Guayaquil, and its bishop is the Rt. Rev. Alfredo Morante. 

The Episcopal Diocese of Venezuela is headquartered in Caracas and comprises 10 churches, 14 missions, and 4 preaching stations, which are served by the bishop(the Rt. Rev. Orlando Guerrero), nine priests, three deacons, and seventeen lay ministers.

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