Germany, Bavaria, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Germany, Bavaria, Catholic Church Records, 1650-1875
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|Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Location of Bavaria, Germany|
|Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Title in the Language:||Deutschland, Bayern, katholische Kirchenbücher, 1653-1875|
|Multiple Catholic churches|
What is in This Collection?
This collection has baptism, marriage, and burial records from the Catholic records from Bavaria, Germany.
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