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COMMON RECORD PHRASES

COMMON PHRASES USED IN PARISH RECORDS


Reading old parish records can be much easier when one understands and becomes familiar with the format of those records. Most christening, marriage, and burial records written after the Council of Trent follow the same pattern and include basically the same phrases. The following is a list of commonly used phrases found in old christening, marriage, and burial records.


 

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