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This collection contains parish registers for the Grace Episcopal Church in Galion, Crawford County, Ohio.
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- Grace Episcopal Church. Parish registers for the Grace Episcopal Church. Gallion, Crawford County, Ohio
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- Names of family members
- Cause of death
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- Approximate date of the event
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- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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- Use the age given inthe death record to calculate the person’s birth date.
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- Use the date of the event along with the locality to find the family in census records and land records.
- Use the names of the parents to locate church and land records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- An infant’s baptism usually took place within a few days or weeks of the birth.
- Church records are considered a primary source. They are usually reliable because they are kept by the minister, or a clerk appointed by the minister, who usually recorded an event at or very near the time it occurred.
- There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
- Extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
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- Look for variant spellings of the names.
- Check the records of other congregations in the area or nearby communities.
- Check the records of other religious sects in the area or nearby communities.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.