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According to Catholic doctrine all individuals must be baptized in order to be saved. Because of this universal need for baptism, these records will include the majority of the people living in the parish, regardless of their social or economic status. Christening records for most Hispanic countries may include the following information, depending on the time period when they were created:
The information included in these records usually follows a specific order; however, it is not uncommon to find the same information in different order. See example below.
(See also Spanish Records Extraction Guide - Chapter 2 : Section 1 - Christening Entries)
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