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Tobias Alexander Wright. Softcover, 1997 reprint of this 1909 classic, measures 5.25 x 8.25, as new, index, 335 pages. According to the publisher, This rare volume, originally printed in a limited edition of 100 for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, includes some very old and useful material: 'Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Port Richmond, S.I.: Baptisms from 1696 to 1772. United Brethren Congregation, commonly called Moravian Church, S.I.: Births and Baptisms, 1749 to 1853; Marriages, 1764 to 1863; Deaths and Burials, 1758 to 1828. St. Andrews Church, Richmond, S.I.: Births and Baptisms from 1752 to 1795; Marriages from 1754 to 1808.' Baptismal records contain date of baptism and names of parents, child and witnesses or 'sponsors.' Some baptismal records also contain date of birth. Occasionally there are notes which tell who performed the baptism or where the ceremony took place, if not in the church. Marriage records simply give date and names of bride and groom. Death records give date of death, age, and sometimes also the name of parents and/or spouse, and names or number of children and their ages. Other information may include cause of death, whether or not the deceased was baptized, and place of burial. Also included are some old sketches of the churches. An everyname index facilitates the search for names in this work. [W633-H]