September 18, 2008

O'Kelly Chapel records, North Carolina, online 1857-1953

O'Kelly Chapel records now available for online research

Two record books from the early years of the Christian Church are now available online through Elon University’s web site for researchers to access anywhere in the world. The dates represented are 1857-1924 and 1941-1953.

PDF files of the record books are available online to anyone, and original photocopies are available for viewing through the library. They are now working on transcribing the original texts to be included in the Web site.

The documents are primarily comprised of congregation member lists, congregation meeting minutes and conference meeting minutes. The books also provide information about the black community by way of member lists, indicating this church was integrated by the early 19th Century

O'Kelly Chapel record book 1857-1901. (PDF)

O'Kelly Chapel record book 1901-1924 and 1941-1953. (PDF)

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