Curious, you should mention that "reply" message meant to go to the
went only to me----I've been having the same problem. I thought I could use
REPLY and everybody would see the message. Am I incorrect?'
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kate Lynn" <katelynn(a)charter.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 12:51 AM
Subject: [IACLAYTO-L] Re: Catholic Ancestors
For the benefit of those of you who are wondering about Audrey's
post - below is a copy of a message I "thought" I had sent to both
Audrey and the IAClayton list. Seems I did it wrong and it only went to
Audrey. My apologies.
Original message from Audrey (sniped):
<<my ancestors are Catholic and I need to find records, but not being
Catholic, I need help understanding the process.>>
Hi Audrey and List,
Many of my ancestors (especially in Iowa) were Methodist and I, too,
have little knowledge of their church. But when I read your post I was
struck that since I am Catholic maybe I could be of some assistance to
you. That led to the thought that we, as a list, could each offer to
assist with questions pertaining to our religions (purely voluntary, of
So...I am a Catholic who was educated in Catholic schools for twelve
years. I am on the far side of 50 years of age and so can remember back
to the old days, before Vatican II. I am not a priest, nun, or
theologian (though I have known many) so I certainly do not have their
perspective; but I will be happy to help with what I can relating to the
Catholic Church, being raised Catholic, being educated in Catholic
schools, and a bit about my Irish Catholic grandparents. The 20th
Century saw many changes in the Catholic Church and our 18th or 19th
Century ancestors who were Catholic would be shocked if they were to
attend a Mass today. No genealogist should look at the Catholic Church
today and think that it represents how our ancestors lived or worshiped.
Let me know if I can answer any questions and I'll do my best.
Researching in Iowa: BICKFORD, JUDD, ABBOTT, and MELUGIN. In Clayton
and Fayette Co's., Iowa: BICKFORD, ABBOTT, and EASTON.
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