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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Data are extracted from parish registers with the help of several types of event forms 1 or slips 1 . These include the baptism form 2, marriage form 3 and burial form 4. The names of the persons of record 5 (i.e. the persons being baptized, buried or getting married) are inscribed on these forms, and information is recorded about the parents and other persons such as the godfather 6, the godmother 7 and the witnesses 8. Other anonymous rolls 9★, nominal rolls 10★ and transcription sheets 11 are also used for summary extraction of the data, either with or without the names of the subjects. Family reconstitution (638-2) makes use of family forms (638-1). Extant family histories or genealogies 12 that reconstitute the descendants of an individual or a family are, under certain conditions, a valuable source of information on the demographic characteristics of the selected families. More...