Source Information

Ancestry.com. New York, New York, U.S., Riverside Church Records, 1841-1969 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2020.
Original data: The Riverside Church. Riverside Church Records through 1969. New York City, New York, USA.

About New York, New York, U.S., Riverside Church Records, 1841-1969

This collection contains records from the Riverside Church located in Manhattan, New York City. Started by a partnership between businessman John. D. Rockefeller Jr. and Presbyterian minister Harry Emerson Fosdick, the interdenominational church has a history of inclusivity and social justice, and has many notable speakers, including Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Cesar Chavez, Desmond Tutu, and Bill Clinton. For more information on the Riverside Church, visit trcnyc.org.


This record set is comprised of Member Lists, Marriage Records, and Death Records, spanning the 1840s to 1969. While details found in individual records may vary, information found may include:


  • Name of the individual
  • Spouse’s Name
  • Parent’s Name(s)
  • Birth Date and Place
  • Baptism Date
  • Marriage Date
  • Death Date and Age
  • Burial Date and Place
  • Date of Admission/Dismissal from the Congregation.