Malta Congregational Church Records, 1858-1991
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Brief Description:

The Malta Congregational Church records date from its organization in 1858 to 1991.  The administrative series contains a complete run of Church Record books from November 3, 1858 to January 31, 1965 and from October 27, 1983 to January 31, 1990.  These records books include meeting minutes as well as baptismal records, confirmation class lists, deaths records, dismissal information from the church, membership and officer lists, and memorial listings.  

The financial records series consists of treasurer's books, building fund, and fund reports.  Series three, membership records includes baptismal records, cradle rolls, letters of dismissal and a membership book.  

The sunday school and church organizations series consists of meeting attendance records and minutes for four women's organizations within the congregational church.  They include  Circle I, Ladies Aid Society, Tea Tephis, and Women's Christian Fellowship.  The final series, publications, contains manuals and other publications used by church members in performing the duties of their church positions.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/218
Volume: 2.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 05/04/1994.
Arrangement: The collection is organized into five series: administrative; financial; membership; sunday school and church organizations; and publications.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Assembly Park
Congregational Church (Malta, Ill.)
DeKalb County (Ill)
Dixon (Ill)
Malta (Ill.)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Marillyn Melton  Marillyn Melton, chair of the Board of Trustees of Malta Congregational Church, donated the church's records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on May 4, 1994.
Related Materials: For additional information on Congregational Churches, as well as other denominations, the researcher should consult the Regional Collections Guide.