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Offline MarionE2

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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 09 August 18 22:17 BST (UK) »
Hi sancti, That's an interesting point you make.  My geography knowledge of the area isn't very good and I didn't think about that.  I'll keep it in mind as I work along the family. Thank you for mentioning it.

Pennines, It was a fun get-together and I came back with lots more family history information.  Now to get to work verifying everything.

Thanks for everyone's input!


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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #10 on: Friday 10 August 18 10:33 BST (UK) »
I am wondering if it is a combination register of different churches or chapels controlled by the same Minister, otherwise why would the church need to be identified against an entry? That's not really a question, it's just a thought.
Your thought is spot on.

Each Church of Scotland parish was supposed to keep a single register of baptisms and marriages, and in theory the register was supposed to include all denominations. Where there was more than one Church of Scotland the register should include both or all of them. This doesn't always happen, but evidently it did in Old Monkland at that time.

As to why they went to Old Monkland Church rather than Gartsherrie, there could be umpteen reasons. Maybe they were regular attenders at OMC and just went on going there after moving to Summerlee.
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Re: Help with baptism abbreviation, please
« Reply #11 on: Friday 10 August 18 14:16 BST (UK) »
Thank you for clarifying that Forfarian. Much appreciated.
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