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Subject: Re: Reply to Karen
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 05:20:26 EST
In a message dated 2/11/99 10:37:58 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Please explain what the handwritten Xeroxed copies of church records
> were that you mentioned in your e-mail to the List and where can this
> information be found.
The handwritten Xeroxed document that I referred to may to is a handwritten
copy of original records from the Baptist Church in the Great Valley in
Tredyffrin Township, Chester Co., PA. The church is still in existence today.
The top portion of each page contains the admissions, transfers, and
dismissals (including many dates of death) which were copied from the original
records. The lower portion of each page contains genealogical information on
various (but I don't think on all) BCGV members. I have no idea when this copy
was made; some of the handwriting looks like Gilbert Cope's or it could have
been one of his assistants.
I received photocopies of two pages from this book directly from the church
about 15 years ago. Copies of the book are at Hist. Soc. of PA (which won't
reopen until July, I hear) in Phila. and at Chester Co. Hist. Soc. at West
My original inquiry to the list was to determine if the 1998 publication of
_Early Church Records of Chester Co._ Vol. 3 contains any of the genealogical
information or if it is just the admissions, transfers, and dismissals.