I am sorry to disappoint you but as "Ceylon" was an English colony the BDM's
are in Sri Lanka. Church records are probably a bit easier to access, not
much though. The GRO in England only has BDM's when they had diplomatic
relations with a country.
I was in Sri Lanka in 2005. I found some Church records. I was told they
would send me copies. I left self addressed envelope, more money than
requested and in spite of 2 letters I am still waiting for my copies.
Unfortunately my camera was broken so was unable to take pics.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vic" <victorj(a)sympatico.ca>
To: <rozmccutcheon(a)lineone.net>; <srilanka(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 2:19 AM
Subject: Re: [SRILANKA] Dutch Reformed Church records
I do not know about the Dutch Reform Church or Baptist Church but here
thought based on the Church of England. My Great Grandfather was a
who worked for the Church Missionary Society and was posted to Ceylon. The
Church Missionary Society has archived all their data; annual reports and
personal data at Birmingham University and I was able to contact the
archivist there and get copies for a minimal price.........she even
digitally took pictures of the book that held a few of his annual reports.
This also included his application to the Missionary Society and letters
written on his behalf as reference, and the exam he wrote to enter the
school of theology. All in his own hand!
My thinking is, if all these records have been kept by the Church of
and archived in England, perhaps the other churches also kept records. I
went to the Church of England web site, went to the contact us section and
posed my questions. Surely the other churches have web sites:
So Dutch Reformed has changed with time but perhaps this history will tell
where to look for records, or where they may be archives in Holland:
Dutch Reformed Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Dutch Reformed Church was the main successor to the congregations
which came into ... The Dutch Reformed Church remained the largest church
body in the ...
- 29k - Cached - Similar
This one gives contact info for Christian Churchs in Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka Christian
Baptist Church - Dharmapla Mawatha, Sri Lanka - 713890 Catholic St.
Lawrence's Church - 581549 St Mary's Church - 588745 St Philip Neri's
Church - 421367 ...
across.co.nz/SriLankaChristian.html - 31k - Cached - Similar pages
.........and here is another thought. If you cannot find the one you are
looking for, perhaps you can ask one of the other churches that does
Email contact info to help you make contact with the other church. In most
cases I have found the church secretaries are wonderful at
vicars themselves are often too busy! At least they offer advise as to
one might go for assistance.
My relatives were mostly British Civil Servants so I am hoping that BMD
registered in England. Fingers crossed.
Hope this helps
-- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:47 AM
Subject: [SRILANKA] Dutch Reformed Church records
> While on the subject just raised by Peter Goggin, - can I raise the
> same query for Baptist Church records?
> Cheers, Roz McCutcheon
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