Samoa Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Samoa
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Record Description
Record Type: Baptisms
Collection years: 1863-1940
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"Samoa, Baptisms, 1863-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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