I just found out that the microfilm roll I ordered from the FHL is in. It is the Lutheran church records for St Croix (FHL INTL Film 38861) covering:
- Baptisms 1797-1865
- Confirmations 1788-1860
- Marriages 1788-1864
- Burials 1788-1822
- Communicants 1805-1818
Given the number of Lutherans in my van Beverhoudt family, this may be a gold mine, and it may be a dud. I’m hopeful for the latter. I figure it will take me a while to get through the roll, given the time it took to go through the Anglican records posted by FamilySearch.org, so if I’m doing the time perhaps I can help someone else too.
If you think your ancestor might be on this roll, please let me know what to look for so I can keep an eye out for it. I’ll need to know the names and approximate dates, and which section (baptism, marriage, etc.) I should look in. If I can, I’ll try to get a scan of the relevant pages.
I’ll start at the beginning and go to the end either way, and after I finish this roll, I’ll order another (unless I find that my family didn’t go to that church). The collection is 4 rolls.
I’m hoping to get started Monday Oct 10, so let me know if you want me to look for something.