Today at 9:28 AM
Here is why I don't want to treat a baptism date and a christening date as the same thing:
1. If I don't have a birth date and all I have is documentation of a christening, then I know it occurred around infancy and I will be able to know his age in any given time frame.
2. A baptism can occur at any age; infant, child, or adult. So I don't think it wise to associate a baptism with a birth date.
The last baptism record I found threw me for a loop. I was looking for the baptism of a baby and I discovered that he was baptized 1759 in London at age 35! At least this gives me a clue that his siblings were probably not baptized as infants either when I go looking for documentation.
If the original document is dubbed "Christening", I will just put it in the timeline and record a circa for the birth.
If the original document is dubbed "baptism", I will enter as baptism and add the source document.