Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Certificate of Baptism

Baptism records are a primary resource for family history research.  These records are more likely to be accurate because they were documented shortly after a person's birth.  They usually include birth date and parent's names, as well as where the baptism took place.

I was lucky to find my paternal uncle's Certificate of Baptism.  He was baptized on 3 November 1954, less than a month after his birth, in the Brandywine Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The same church where my grandparents were married.


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