church register

noun

Definition of church register

: a parish register of baptisms, marriages, and deaths

Examples of church register in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the West, people trying to trace their lineage often consult websites that provide data from sources such as census records and church registers. The Economist, "Ancestral longingsAs China rushes forward, more people seek their roots," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of church register

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Church register.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/church%20register. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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