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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Parish register

Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Parish register  (PARISH register)

Historical demography (102-1) often uses documents which precede or anticipate the development of civil registration (211-4) and nominal lists (207-3) from censuses. Parish registers 1 or parochial registers 1 contain information on the religious close equivalents of vital events such as baptisms 2, religious marriages (503-2), and burials 3. For chrisoms 5, summary baptised infants 4★ who die at home prior to a formal church ceremony, only the burial record is available. Nominal lists contain information either on a portion of the population or more rarely on the whole population. They include the a status animarum 6 which are nominal lists of all parishioners, lists of communicants 7 and confirmation lists 8, as well as administrative and fiscal documents such as hearth tax lists 9, taxation rolls 10 and military conscription lists 11. More...