church register

noun

Definition of church register

: a parish register of baptisms, marriages, and deaths

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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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1606, in the meaning defined above

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