They Wouldn’t Attend that Church!

Never assume that your ancestor wouldn’t have attended “that church” because it was the “wrong” denomination. It is possible that your knowledge of your ancestor’s religion is not as accurate as you think it is or that the lack of a preacher of the right denomination caused someone to be married by a preacher who was “close enough.” In frontier times, people sometimes had to attend services of whatever what close–as long as the beliefs were relatively similar.

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  1. toni

    I was very surprised to see some of my ancestors listing a different church on each census that asked or on the funeral service in the newspaper. On the other hand, my other side made several trips to Canada and their children were baptized Wesleyan Methodist. And that was mid 1800!

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