Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957
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|Rhineland, Prussia, Germany|
|Flag of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Location of Rhineland, Prussia, Germany|
|Map of the German Empire, 1871-1917|
|Record Type||Catholic Church|
|Title in the Language:||Deutschland, Rheinland, Bistum Trier, katholische Kirchenbücher, 1704-1957|
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- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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Citing This Collection
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- "Deutschland, Rheinland, Bistum Trier, katholische Kirchenbücher, 1704-1957." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 12 January 2019. Bistumarchiv (Diocese Archive), Trier, Germany.
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