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A Look at Church Records

This spring my daughter celebrated her First Holy Communion. It got me thinking about church records. Local churches can contain a lot of valuable genealogical information. Some parish registries may contain baptism and marriage certificates, in addition to death and … Continue reading

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Facing Limited Information

It still surprises me that we have few personal details about past generations. It’s amazing that so little information was recorded. I guess part of that’s because governments really did not keep records until the late 1800s. According to Library … Continue reading

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