Where different dates for a private baptism and a public baptism are recorded, which dates should be entered in the "entries" fields?
Cheers Roger Williams.
@RogerWilliams15 The GIG say to use the most recent date, but it would be more helpful if you give the batch code [XXXX-111] so we could see what you see. BTW, private baptisms were/are performed when the person/infant was not expected to live, then repeated in public so that all the friends and family would know the infant was saved by having been baptized.0
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
The "consensus" view when I raised a similar issue under the Family Tree category of Community was to use the earlier date. However, I realise that common sense it not necessarily applied when it comes to indexing, as the project instructions must always be followed.0