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From: Jack Smith <>
Subject: Baptism/Christening
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 09:44:13 -0600


BJ says
> My inclination would be to use the term that is appropriate for the
> religion in which the rite occurred. In other words, for a Catholic,
> call it a baptism because that's what is, and vice versa.

Yes, that's my point, and because there are so many religions, and they
change over time, leave it alone. Use the term you find in the records
and don't try to second guess them. If you're really sure they got it
wrong, make a note saying where you got it from and why you're changing
it.

Take care,

Jack Smith



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