There are pitfalls to this collection of which users should be aware:
- Not every ELCA church is included.
- Not all the records of every church were microfilmed.
- Some church records are incomplete.
- The index at Ancestry.com is not complete and tends to concentrate on baptismal, marriage, and funeral entries.
Had I not browsed the images manually, I never would have located this wonderful record.
These items are on the Ancestry.com site at "Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Records, 1875-1940"