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From: Bruce Evans <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Baptism no Birth Query
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 20:07:57 -0400
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Joan,

I'm not sure that assumption is totally valid. I seem to remember when I
was a medical intern at an old Catholic hospital, if the child was
still-born it was still baptized. I guess it all depends on your
definition of birth.

Bruce

On 24/07/2011 5:31 PM, Joan Lince wrote:
> In one New England village, the town and church record keepers didn't follow
> that logic, and I have an ancestor who is recorded as having been baptized a
> couple of days before her birth!
>
> Joan
>
> <snip>
> I make a strange assumption myself, that all children are actually born
> before they can be baptized. Dean
>
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