Wow ! I just saw this, the whole thing is still a mystery to me. The only thing I have learned about it is that the records were sometimes kept in the family bible. I still wish I understood it. Thank you for your reply, it is very helpful to me, I've lost both grandparents. My dad doesn't know much about it. So any thing at all. Any story even if it doesn't apply to my own family is important to me. So thank you:)..