Malta, Rabat and Mdina, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes Roman Catholic Church census records (status animarum), household census returns, baptism records, and marriage records for Rabat and Mdina, Malta from 1692-1982. Mdina is also known as Città Vecchia or Città Notabile. Original records are conserved in the archives of the Wignacourt Museum, Rabat, Mal.
These records are preserved in the collection of the Wgnacourt Museum, Rabat, Malta. The Wignacourt Museum is directly correlated with the Parish Church of St. Paul. The Parish of St. Paul was dedicated on September 21, 1726.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are written in Latin. For help reading them see: •Latin Genealogical Word List
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
This collection contains the following records: Parish censuses, household census returns, baptisms, and marriages.
•Parish censuses (status animarum) are lists of baptisms and marriages that took place at a parish. They may contain the following information:
- Names of parishioners (people who attend the church)
- Addresses of parishioners
- Date of census
- Name of priest
•Household census returns are surveys filled out by parishioners (people who attend the church). They contain the following information:
- Address of the family
- The names, birth dates, and birth places of the parents
- Place and date of marriage of parents
- Profession of father
- Names of children and their dates of birth, baptism, and confirmation.
- The profession or school of children
- Marital status of children
•Baptism records usually contain the following
- Name of child baptized
- Name of parents of child
- Location of parish (church)
- Date of baptism
- Name of priest that performed the baptism
- Names of witnesses
•Marriage Records usually contain the following information:
- Names of bride and groom
- Names of parents of bride
- Names of parents of groom
- Date and location of marriage
- Profession, residency, and origin of bride and groom
- Name of priest that performed the wedding
- Names of witnesses
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