R is for ... religious records.
Religious records are an important source of information to me as a genealogist. With these records, I can trace principal moments in the lives of my ancestors like their baptisms, marriages and burials. Other sacramental records (for example, First Communion and Confirmation) and non-sacramental records (like Profession of Faith) add another, wonderful dimension to my research and help me paint more complete portraits of the members of my family, relatives and ancestors.
Some of my treasured religious records include my grandmother’s burial record, my father’s certificate of religious instruction, my sister’s baptism record, my brother’s Confirmation record, my marriage certificate, and my son’s First Communion record.
|Maurice Belair's certificate of religious instruction, 1939.|