Baptism Certificate

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  1. Nabean

    Nabean Well-Known Member

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    If you've ever wondered what a baptism certificate from 1853 looks like, now is your chance to find out!
    I'm going through my grandmother's things, and more treasures keep coming to light: this is her father's, and in remarkably good condition; he was born in 1853, and died in 1936. P1100120.JPG
     
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    Looking at the date at the bottom, it would appear to be a copy issued on 7 August 1959. Maybe someone in your family was doing Genealogy back then and obtained a copy.
     
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    I did wonder about the date at the bottom, and that would explain the good condition it's in.
     
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    this copy of a baptism cert was what started me on family history had no idea who he was josephbap.JPG
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    You are proving to be a bit of a treasure yourself with the goodies you keep presenting. Do please keep it up won't you?
     
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    @Ma-dotcom , where to start! I love old things, and the stories behind them.
     
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    Haha thats what I say to hubby:D:D
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    My wife's aunt's 1908 Primitive Methodist christening certificate looks like it came from a cave in Qumran. I'd love to scan an image of it but daren't in case it crumbles to dust.
     
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  9. Nabean

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    Bah! My mother was born in Tamworth; I should watch out!
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    No problem, I "emigrated" to the town from Birmingham in 1962, and the local Sandybacks still regard me as being every bit as much a foreigner as my Turkish barber. :)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Just tumble out your 'old things' or what ever you have lurking.
    Some of us do not have connecting 'stuff' to leave with our F. History files wherever we keep them, other than what we can glean from online sources.
    Who is the lovely lady in your avatar?
     
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    My grandmother, who rejoiced in the name of Aspaseia Fanny Eugenie Till.
    I created the photo from a glass-plate negative, using a home-made light box.
     

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