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From: Michael Hait <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Norway
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 10:00:06 -0400
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> In the colonies where the Anglican church was the Established
> church, local government was often handled by vestrymen of the
> local Episcopal parish.
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> Elizabeth Whitaker

This was the case in Maryland, originally a Catholic colony that converted to Anglican/Episcopal after the "Glorious Revolution" in England. The government kept vital records for a few years, then passed a law requiring the Episcopal church to keep these records. For nearly a century and a half, until after the American Revolution, these are the only vital statistics available.




Michael Hait
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Author, The Family History Research Toolkit
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