Using Church Records for Genealogy

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Church records can often provide family connections that may not be available in any other way. One of these ways is that the records often include the names of witnesses to the religious events that are chronicled. In this way, you can determine who else might be related to the family.

In addition, through christening records you can determine the year of birth of a child and through cemetery records you can determine the date of death, as well.

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