Church Confirmation Database
Our Confirmation database currently contains 1,031 records from 1925 through 1973, for the following Church:
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Francis Lewis Boulevard at 100th Avenue
Bellaire (Queens), NY 11429
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bellaire, Queens, New York was organized April 1, 1925. The cornerstone for their church building was laid on September 20, 1925. Due to changing demographics in Bellaire, the congregation disbanded, holding their last service on September 9, 1973. In 1973 the congregation merged with the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Fort Salonga, Long Island, and the organ and stained glass windows were moved there. The Good Shepherd church register is now located at the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.
The records in this index include: Confirmations 1925 - 1973
The register entries include much additional information such as birth & baptism dates and parents’ names.
All requests for records of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church must be in writing (a form is available following a successful search). A donation of at least five dollars ($5.00) is requested (payable to Abiding Presence Lutheran Church) for each individual genealogical record for which they are asked to search. You will receive a scanned image of the register entry. Please send your request along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope (or an email address if you would like to receive the results that way) to the following address:
Good Shepherd Record Request
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church
4 Trescott Path
Fort Salonga, NY 11768
As part of our Heritage Preservation Program, members of the German Genealogy Group have spent many hours computerizing indices to the various church records on this web site. We are grateful to the Pastors of the Churches for allowing us to make these indexes available to genealogists all over the world.
If you would like to contribute time to other current
Heritage Preservation projects, please contact Ms. Lovaglio.
Records Search: Confirmations
Please note that the Surname (e.g. Last Name) is a required entry field. But since exact spellings are not always known, to aid your search we offer three different ways to specify Surnames...
- Exact Match ("is exactly") - This is the default surname search method.
- Soundex ("sounds like") - This option enables you to specify a surname spelling it out as best you can, and it will return results that "sound" similar to what you spelled out.
- Wild Card - With this option you can replace part of the surname with a * to match any number of letters, or _ to match a single letter. So for example, Sch* will return all names starting with Sch. Similarly, Schl_tz might return results such as Schlitz or Schlotz.
NOTE: The wild card option applies ONLY to the surname. You can just enter the fist few letters of a First Name; the search automatically adds a wild card to the end of the First Name.
For whichever of the above surname search options you would like to use, simply select the appropriate radio button option below the input field on the form. Although the additional form fields are optional, providing as much information as you can helps narrow your search. The more specific your search, the less time you need spend scrolling through search results!
Check the Database "About" page to see how to obtain copies of the records.
The German Genealogy Group wishes to thank all the following Volunteers for their help and participation....
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd project:
Mark Waldron * Don Eckerle