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Chile Baptisms, 1585-1932
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Location of Chile
Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1585-1932
Language: English
Title in the Language: Chile, bautismos, 1585-1932
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Baptism Records usually include the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Birth date
  • Place and date of baptism

Children were generally baptized within a few days of birth. If the child died within a few days of baptism, the death information may also be included.

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  • Civil registration records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not
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