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14 June 2011

Just the Mother

Remember that the only parent who has to be present at the birth of a child is the mother. The dad had to be around earlier, but could easily have been dead or moved on by the time the child was born.

1 comment:

  1. But if the record you are looking at is baptism, mother might not have been there at all. Many Christian churches needed to "purify" a mother for church services after birth and that happened after the child had already been baptised.