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19 March 2011

Changed Denomination Late in Life?

Does your ancestor "evaporate" from church records late in their life? Don't assume it is because they died--perhaps they changed denominations. Grandpa might not always have been a Methodist and Grandma might not have always been a Catholic. Change does happen.

When they retired, a set of ancestors changed churches and switched from Lutheran to Presbyterian. The reason? The town they retired to had two churches: Roman Catholic and Presbyterian.