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Catholic Church Records Are for Non-Catholics Too
Back in the early church, only Catholics could marry in the Church. That is no longer a requirement and many interfaith marriages occur in Catholic churches. Vital genealogical facts are found in baptism, marriage, and burial registers. These are important records where civil records may not be available.
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
French, German, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Native American, Portuguese, USA