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From: "Maggie McQuillan" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Christening or Baptism?
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 08:13:49 -0500
FWIW, I have used Christening for infant baptism and Baptism for adult. Have
many Mennonites in my line and an equal number of Irish Catholics. I have
Baptism and Christening dates in some cases where there is no birthdate. I
can *assume* a birth date within the year prior to a christening for most
and 20-22 years post a baptism for the Mennonites. I just make sure I note
the *assumption* so that I don't mislead anyone.
BTW both my Mennonite gr gr grandparents were baptised the day of their
marriage in 1860's. OTOH, I have a close girlfriend who was baptised at age
35 on the day of her newborn son's christening in the same catholic
ceremony, and my mother converted from Mennonite and was baptised at age 21
as Catholic. Such confusion <gr>!
From: Tony Field [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2001 2:40 AM
Subject: [TMG] Christening or Baptism?
Until now I have been merrily entering the dates for baptism under the
baptism tag. However my output program to the web uses the tag christening
where a birth date is not given.
Having looked in the dictionary, I can't really see the difference between
Therefore before I go and change over to the christening tag, can you
experts tell me why I should not?
Secondly the tag seems to be labelled 'christning' i.e. without the extra
'E'. Again am I missing something here or is this a typo in the program. The
output html program seems to recognise the tag so the GEDCOM file is OK.
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