Updates ELCA Database indicated that their database of microfilmed materials from the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) has been updated.  These announcements on their main page are never very specific. A few months ago I reported to them that records were missing for the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois.

Those are some of the records added. There may be more originally missing images that have been added, but users will have to check their own specific areas of interest. Remember when using any database of images at for the first time, use the “viewer strip” to manually page through images to make certain that nothing is missing. That’s how I realized that originally the ELCA database at had some missing images. It’s not sufficient to search the index, not find what you are looking for and quit.

Now I’ve got my great-grandmother Ufkes’ 1895 baptism from that church.





You can browse the list at or view a PDF file on the ELCA website (all may not be on . The PDF file is easier to use, but make certain and check the drop down list to make certain the congregations of interest are included.


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