Monday, August 16, 2010

Docu-Challenge: William Warner Player baptismal record

Well, it's that time again. Are you up for another Docu-Challenge from Ol' Myrt here? Study the records of baptism for 1793 and note the entry for March 30th on my oldest known Player ancestor.

Click the image for a larger view of this document from the author's personal research.

  • How would you describe the document itself?
  • What, if anything, is missing from this digital image?
  • What could be implied by this image?
  • What information can be drawn from this document about William?
  • What else might this document lead researchers to do?

Crash Course in Family HistoryTHE WINNER
ALL RESPONSES are to be posted as comments to this blog entry, and NOT sent via email to Ol' Myrt here. Entries will be judged 10 Sept 2010 after midnight, so be sure your entries are posted before that time.  Even though a previous comment may sound good to you, remember the judges choose randomly from among great replies. The judges reserves the right to reject entries, and the decision of the judges is final. The winner must be willing to give his/her mailing address to Ol' Myrt to receive the prize.

The winner of the "Docu-Challenge: William Warner Player baptismal record" will receive a copy of  Crash Course in Family History 4th Edition (2010) for his or her personal library. The book will be shipped on or about 15 September 2010 from Ol' Myrt's "satellite offices" at to a US address only.

So, DearREADERS, go forth and dissect the baptismal certificate. Let's see what you come up with.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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