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British Columbia, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Baptismal
Collection years 1819-1954
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Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria


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Baptism

  • Baptism date
  • Baptism place
  • Child’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Child's birth date
  • Child’s birth place
  • Gender of child
  • First Nation or tribal affiliation
  • Aboriginal name


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