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23 March 2010

Why did your ancestor "break" the rules?

If possible, learn why your ancestor "broke the rules" or went against tradition. I'm not certain why my wife's Roman Catholic great-grandmother didn't have her last two children christened as infants. She waited until they were nearly 7 and 8 which is unusual.

The baptisms were likely done then as she got married in a church ceremony a few weeks after her children were christened.

She could easily have had them christened at birth. They were born in Chicago in the 1910s---there would have been plenty of opportunities.