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From: "Kate Foote" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Baptisms by Proxy
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 15:19:37 -0500
Hear, hear! And in the case of my gg-grandmother, whatever her religion,
she could let me know where she went after she divorced gg-grandaddy!
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> > From: "Cheryl Rothwell" <>
> > Twenty years ago I was surprised to find my great grandmother in the
> > Mormon files -- she died when I was 10 so it wasn't 100 years ago
> > thank you. She had been baptised. I can assure you it was done without
> > permission but the reaction was more amusement than anything. Since we
> > have all religions in the tree, including Mormons, there are many
> > candidates for submitter. There may be rules but rules are always
> > broken.
> And since the Mormon practice of 'baptism by proxy" is supposed to
> give the soul the 'choice' on whether or not to convert, there is
> nothing forced about it, it just gives the soul another option in the
> afterlife. I too have a wide variety of religions in my family tree
> (Methodists, Mennonites, and Jews, mostly). If any of them decide to
> become Mormon in the afterlife, that's their decision. I would just
> like them to inform me somehow so I can enter it into my database.
> John Newmark
> St. Louis, MO
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