Sunday, May 23, 2010

Most Holy Trinity Church - Brooklyn, NY

I have recently begun to dig into my family's history and am actively working on researching my father's side. Most Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn plays a big role in the history. The parish was merged with another local parish St. Mary but it still looks like a large active parish. Today the parishioners are latino and polish but in my family's time it was a German parish. My grandfather was baptized in this Church in the same year as the author of the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The extensive website shows that much of the interior of the Church has been preserved - the high altar is the same as is pictured in the parish anniversary book I have from 1966. I hope to visit this Church someday and take some pictures, as well as the cemetery nearby where I imagine my ancestors are buried.