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William MacKay <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:39:13 -0400
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Several groups referred to themselves as the Christian Church. [If I'm
not mistaken, even the very early Mormons used this appellation before
changing their name.] Because of the nature of their beliefs, some of
these congregations seem to have been only loosely connected with each
other. Outsiders frequently called them the Smithites or the
Campbellites, I believe. [The Smith referred to was not Joseph. However,
Campbell did have early connection with Smith.]

I believe that the Disciples of Christ adhere to the traditions of these
"primitive Christians". Some scholarly work has been done on the history
of this group. For several reasons, unfortunately, it seems unlikely
that many church records have survived.

All of this is from memory. [I'm now at work.] I'll try to poke through
my home library for more.

All Best,
Billy Mac Kay.
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>From:  Sue Thompson[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent:  Wednesday, October 22, 1997 1:43PM
>To:    [log in to unmask]
>Subject:       Christian Church Records
>I am looking for information on locating "Christian Church" records.  This
>was the name of the church in New York State.  The church folded and I want
>to locate where the records might of gone.  Thanks.
>Sue Thompson
>Administrative Assistant II
>Department of Fruit and Vegetable Science
>Plant Science Building 147B
>Cornell University
>Ithaca, NY 14853
>mailto:[log in to unmask]
>phone - 607-255-7889
>fax - 607-255-0599
>Enfield, New York Town Historian - 2726412
>May I be at Peace.  May my heart remain open. May I awaken to the light of
>own true nature. May I be healed.  May I be a source of healing for all