Methodist Episcopal Church
Arroyo Grande, San
Luis Obispo County, California
[Archived in the San
Luis Obispo County Genealogical
The SLOCGS Genealogical Library [San
Luis Obispo location]
has an eclectic collection of local data.
One such collection is a set of
copied pages which contain Vital Records from the Methodist
Episcopal Church in Arroyo Grande. It is not known who copied the
pages from their Registers, nor is it known if the original pages
The copied pages are, in many cases
very faint and the hand writing is difficult to read. The data is
loosely organized chronologically.
The overall dates range from the
late 1880's to 1948. There are 4 pages of Funeral data, 8 pages of
Marriage data, and 4 pages of Baptismal data. There appears to be a
standard set of pages that was available to Churches of the time -
these are set up to be used side by side, with information on each
side. This particular format makes record keeping difficult at best,
and can be a nightmare to transcribe. There are a lot of 'blanks' -
many times, the information was neither available nor entered.
The Baptism Section contains the following data:
Name of Subject, Names of Parents,
Adult or Infant, Place of Birth, Date of Birth, Place of Baptism,
Date of Baptism, Officiating Minister, When and How Disposed Of.
The Marriage Section contains the following data:
Date, names of Parties, Residence,
Place of Birth, Age, Place of Marriage, Officiating Minister,
Remarks [Witnesses were entered here]
The Funeral Section contains the following data:
Date: [It is not known if this is
the date of death or date of interment.]
Name, Age, Place of Interment &
The Indexes included here are for Research purposes, if you have
questions or wish the Research Librarian to do Vital Record work,
please contact the Librarian.
There are three Indexes in pdf format: Baptisms ~ Marriages ~ Funerals