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BOOK - Guide to Baptist Historical Resources in Australia   
By D. Parker
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc., Milton, 2015

Softcover...19.00 (C$)

Apart from the usual bdm records, as well as directory or electoral roll listings, researchers of Australian ancestors should consider using church records, and not just for baptisms, marriages or burials. If you had ancestors who attended a particular church there's a good chance they'll be mentioned in church bulletins somewhere along the line. This particular book describes the records specific to the Baptist denomination in Australia, together with where they are, and how to access them.

This guide to Baptist history resources gives an overview of the Baptist denomination, describing its background, structure, activities and special characteristics. This material provides an understanding of the nature and type of historical information and records that are available to researchers, It covers the central denominational organisation, and also the local church which is the main focus of Baptist church life.

There are detailed state-based lists of the various locations where historical records are to be found, and the type of record and conditions of access that apply. A particular feature in inforationa about books on Baptist history in Australia and the Baptist denomination.

Finally, this guidebook covers information about other sources of historical information ont he Baptist denomination, listings about other Baptist groups and also some information about related organisations which may provide helpful background for researchers.

  • Introduction
  • Section 1. The Baptist denomination
  • The origins of the Baptist denomination
    • 17th century origins
    • Australian developments
  • Special characteristics
    • Baptism
    • The local church
  • The denominational organisation
    • Property
    • Ministry training an recognition
    • Operations
    • Baptist Union records
    • Yearbooks/handbooks
  • Baptist ministers and how to trace them
  • Further reading on the Baptist denomination
  • Section 2. Baptist organisations, records and archives in Australia
  • National bodies
    • The Baptist Union of Australia Incorporation
    • Global interaction
  • State Baptist Unions
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • New South Wales
    • Northern Territory
    • Queensland
    • South Australia
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria
    • Western Australia
  • Section 3. More historical sources, other Baptist groups and related organisations Other sources of historical information about Baptists in Australia
    • General sources
    • Baptist churches and individuals
    • British origins
    • Baptists with military connections
    • Baptist periodicals in Australian libraries
  • Other Baptist groups
    • Seventh Day Baptists Australia
    • Strict and Particular Baptists
    • Independent Baptists
    • German Baptists
    • Reformed
  • Related organisations
    • Christian Endeavour
    • The Boys' Brigade
    • Girls Brigade
    • Schools
    • Inter-denominational organisations
Paperback: 68 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2014
This edition printed and bound in Canada by Inc., Milton, 2015
ISBN 9781921956232 Inc. 1992-2019
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