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Catholic naming conventions

Is it a convention in the Catholic church to put a baby's Christian name first in a birth record, before their actual first name? For instance, my father was born Elmer Edward. Since he was very ...
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Finding 1925 Catholic baptism record from Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I'm searching for a baptism record for a person born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1925. The denomination is Catholic. The name of both parents is known. From the following link I couldn't find ...
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Where to find Catholic Church records for the early 1800s Middlesex, England?

I need to find Catholic church records for the time period between 1830 and 1860 St Giles & Bloomsbury, Middlesex and St Andrews, Middlesex. I have tried to look on Ancestry and on FindMyPast ...
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What church was before St. Nicholas Church, Solohead and Oola, Ireland?

I'm looking for which church my family would have used in "Solohead and Oola". St. Nicholas (Solohead and Oola) Church was built in 1887. Did it replace another St. Nicholas Church? Or was there ...
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What is the meaning of the cross symbol I see added to individuals in Status Animarium records?

I've seen this cross image (underlined in red) occur repeatedly in the Catholic church Status Animarium records starting from the mid-1800s, such as the following example: Is there any significance ...
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Meaning of conditional residence in 1871 baptismal record in Kilkenny, Ireland?

In Catholic Parish baptism register entry for Slieverue, Kilkenny in 1871, the place of residence for parents say "Ballinamona (conditional). What is the meaning of conditional residence?
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How long after birth would a Catholic baptism have occurred in the late 19th Century in Mexico?

How long after an infant's birth would the baptism have occurred in the Catholic church in the 1890s in Mexico? I've found a record of a baptism that may be my grandfather's, but it is almost a year ...
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How were non-Catholic births/weddings/deaths recorded in Mexico City (about 1926)

If two non-Catholics married in 1924 in Mexico City, was it possible to marry outside the Catholic church? Case One: Both were Christian but not Catholic Case Two: Both were not Christian If so, ...
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What does huba mean in this Polish Catholic marriage record?

I got my hands on a marriage record from Poland. It's written in Latin. Here's what I divined with the help of Google Translate: Inter Josephem Wojnowski viduam de Bialybrod operanium et Hedwigam ...
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List of Sacraments on Catholic Death Register doesn't include Marriage

Today in the mail I received a copy of the death register for Maryanna Zierak. The list of Sacraments includes Confirmation, Communion, and Extreme Unction (Anointing of the Sick). Why doesn't it ...
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How soon after birth would Roman Catholic baptism normally occur in early 18th century Germany?

In Germany during the 18th century (esp. early 18th century), how soon after birth would baptism commonly take place? Of course it wasn't the same for every child, but was there some sort of usual ...
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Were godparents always married, and did they always live in the same village?

While going through some Ukrainian Greek Catholic baptismal records from the 19th century, I have made two observations which I want to validate: Most godparents appear to be married. This is at ...