What happens if parents do not have their child baptized in a church?
I am researching my Dutch wife's family, predominantly in Gelderland and Friesland. I have been looking at church "doop boeken" records, but cannot find a record for one of her ancestors. The question occurred to me - what if the parents do not wish to have their child baptised? Did such thing happen? Where would the birth be recorded then, if it is before the civil registration records began?
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