Person talk:Elihu Hotchkiss (2)


Baptisms vs. Christenings [20 December 2019]

Note that the software will use the "christening" date as a substitute for birth date where birth date is not specified. It will not do the same for "baptism" dates. I've been differentiating between the two based on the apparent time interval between birth and "baptism" for a long time now and you're the first to insist on revising my data entries. However, we know you're always right, so I'll not pursue this further.--jaques1724 20:49, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Old discussion
In my opinion, yours is an arbitrary distinction without merit (why your time interval versus another? Either it is a baptism or it is not based on the definition of baptism (which may change if you want to use the religious definition or the GEDCOM definition). The fact is that EVERYTHING I have seen in a church record in New England is labelled a baptism and they are all entered as a Christening. Until the software is fixed, I don't see any reason why all of sudden things should be done differently in one case. --Jrich 23:39, 20 December 2019 (UTC)