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Subject: Re: matrilineal comments
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 12:13:40 EST
In a message dated 2/2/2006 6:26:17 AM Pacific Standard Time,
You asked earlier whether it was birth/death/marriage certificates or
published books. For my Y line, it is Certs back to the son of the
immigrant. He and his siblings are all named in their father's will,
and this group of names eventually allowed the group to be identified in
Europe, and church birth/death/marriage records then prove it back to
the earliest generation.
You dont really mean this I trust.
Birth certificates are a relatively modern invention.
I suspect you mean Bible records or baptismal records for the births.
Same with death certificates, although they seem to predate birth
certificates in many locations. But rather, wills, probate, obituaries are the most
likely source of *death* information in the 19th century.
Are they not?