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As with many religions in America, this religion dates back to England. The Puritan movement had dissenters in their ranks, called the Separatists. The Separatists traveled to Europe and the New World in order to flee the persecution they faced in England. The Separatists set up many Baptist congregations in the New World during the 17th and 18th centuries, and these congregations flourished over the years. States with large Baptist gatherings included North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Rhode Island.

Contacts and Sources

Samford University Library
Harwell Goodwin Davis Library
Attn: Special Collection Department
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
Telephone: (205) 870-2749
They are the central location for Alabama Baptist church records.

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In Helpful Web Sites, you can find links to useful resources about Baptists.


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