“Beyond the Basics: 1856 Parish Census”, by Carol Kostakos Petranek

13 March 2020

There comes a point in any genealogical research where we finish examining the “basic” record sets. […] Parish censuses were censuses of all the families of a parish conducted by the local priest. They were important for church organization reasons. A parish census includes the name of the head of the family (which, in some cases, were widows), his wife’s name, as well as the number of their children, male and female…

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