Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

23/4/2012

Dorset, England, Confirmations, 1850-1921

Over time, what is now called confirmation in the Church of England became a separate rite from baptism, as a bishop needed to perform the confirmations, and bishops could not attend all baptisms. Confirmation now usually comes later in life and affirms one’s commitment to the Christian life represented by baptism. Thus, most of the people named in these registers are teenagers and young adults. for more click here

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