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Churchgoing ancestors


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I have evidence of some of my ancestors being regular churchgoers in their lives. They obviously believed in God. I think many Victorians believed in God. They thought that God saw everything and that vicars communicated with him. I think that is why church registers are probably more accurate than civil registers as they have been around a lot longer, and you mainly told the truth in churches. You may have got some people who lied to a vicar but I wouldnt think there were that many. If a man said in a baptism that he was the father of a baby that had been born out of wedlock, I think he'd only put his name down as the dad if he really was. If you have evidence of the family being churchgoers, then it is certain they would tell the truth in a church.


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