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Finding missing baptisms

Parish church registers are really useful records, particularly for taking you back before civil registration began, but it’s not always plain sailing. Bear in mind Simon Wills’ five key points to help you locate elusive baptism records for your ancestors

ELUSIVE RECORDS

RESEARCH ZONE

Genealogy know-how

It’s common to have difficulty pinpointing an ancestor’s baptism (or christening), and church records are generally your only source.

When hunting for any elusive record of a family event, it’s good practice to consider five points:

1 Perhaps the event in question never happened

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