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The religious house of worship was a place to record baptism, marriage, and burial records. Some baptism records include the date of birth and some burial records include the date of death. Each religion kept a different set of information for their religious practice. Some religions kept records in languages other than English.

Elements of the citation could include: name, date of the sacrament, name of the house of worship, town, county, name of the series, volume and page(s), repository, microfilm number, item number, Web page, URL, author or creator.

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Baptism Microfilm [Name of Church] ([City, County, State]), “[Title of Record],” book [number] : p. [number], [type of record] of [Name of person]; Family History Library microfilm [film number], item [number]. [Church], “[Title of Record],” p. [number]. [Name of house of worship] ([City, County, State]). [Record series]. [Repository], [Repository location]. [Film identification]. [Film repository], [Film repository location].
Example Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri), “Baptisms, 1867–1924,” p. 160 : 2, Bern. Wm. Abeln baptism (1897); FHL microfilm 1905483, item 9. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, “Baptisms, 1867–1924,” p. 160. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri). Church records, 1867–1993. Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. FHL microfilm 1905483. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Baptism abstracts Book format [Compiler or author], [Title], vol. [number] ([Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [year published]), p. [number], [Name of person]. [Comments or details describing the setup or contents of the publication]. [Compiler or author], [Title], p. [number]. [Compiler or author]. [Title]. Volume [number]. [Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [year published].
Example St. Louis Genealogical Society, Catholic Baptisms, St. Louis, Missouri, 1765–1840, (St. Louis, Missouri: The Society, 1982), p. 59, Sanguinet Hubert Benoit. St. Louis Genealogical Society, Catholic Baptisms, St. Louis, Missouri, 1765–1840, p. 59. St. Louis Genealogical Society. Catholic Baptisms, St. Louis, Missouri, 1765–1840. St. Louis, Missouri : The Society, 1982.
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Copy or abstract from Church [Church], [City], [State] “[Record book title], [year to year],” p. [number], no. [number], [Name] [ordinance] [(year)]; [repository], [city]. [Church], [location], “[Record book title], [Year to Year],” p. [number], no. [number]. [Church]. ([Church location]). [“Record book title], [year to year].” [Repository]. [City].
Example Trinity Presbyterian Church, University City, Missouri, letter from Reverend Donald A. Weems to Eugenia Louise (Mason) Fagyal, 8 March 1968 citing the baptism record for Eugenia Louise Mason, 1 April 1923; Fagyal Family Collection; privately held by Emilie V. Fagyal, [address for private use,] Saint Louis, Missouri. Trinity Presbyterian Church, University City, Missouri, letter from Reverend Donald A. Weems to Eugenia Louise (Mason) Fagyal, 8 March 1968 citing the baptism record for Eugenia Louise Mason, 1 April 1923. Trinity Presbyterian Church. (University City, Missouri). Letter from Reverend Donald A. Weems to Eugenia Louise (Mason) Fagyal, 8 March 1968 citing the baptism record for Eugenia Louise Mason, 1 April 1923. Fagyal Family Collection; privately held by Emilie V. Fagyal, [address for private use,] Saint Louis, Missouri.
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Church History [Author], [Title], ([City of publication], [State]: [Publisher], [year], [page number]. [Author last name], [Title], p. [number]. [Author]. [Title]. [City], [State]: [Publisher], [year].
Example 125th Jubilee of St. John Nepomuk Parish, St. Louis, Missouri : history of first Czech Catholic church in the United States and the priests who served this congregation together with congratulatory messages, program of celebration, decorations of the church and other items, St. Louis, Missouri: The Church, 1979, p. 147. 125th Jubilee of St. John Nepomuk Parish, St. Louis, Missouri, p. 147. 125th Jubilee of St. John Nepomuk Parish, St. Louis, Missouri : history of first Czech Catholic church in the United States and the priests who served this congregation together with congratulatory messages, program of celebration, decorations of the church and other items. St. Louis, Missouri: The Church, 1979.
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Marriage Microfilm [Name of church] ([City, County, State]), “[Title of Record],” Book [number] : p. [number], [type of record] of [Name of person]; Family History Library microfilm [film number], item [number]. [Name of church], [Record Book ID], [page]. [Name of church] ([City, County, State]). [Record series]. [Repository], [Repository location]. [Film identification]. [Film repository], [Film repository location].
Example St. Ferdinand Catholic Church (Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri), “Marriages, 1794–1993,” p. 53, marriage of Bernard W. Abeln and Myrtle Margaret Tesson; FHL microfilm 1902787, item 10. St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, “Marriages, 1794–1993,” p. 53. St. Ferdinand Catholic Church (Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri). Church records, 1790–1993. Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. FHL microfilm 1902787. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Marriage Abstracts Book Format [Compiler or author], [Title], vol. [number] ([Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [year published]), [page number], [Name of person]. [Comments or details describing the setup or contents of the publication]. [Compiler or author], [Title], p. [number]. [Compiler or author]. [Title]. Volume [number]. [Publication city], [Publication state]: [Publisher], [year published].
Example St. Louis Genealogical Society, Catholic Marriages, St. Louis, Missouri, 1774–1840, (St. Louis, Missouri: The Society, 1996), 3, Louis Condé Benoist to Esther Hackney. St. Louis Genealogical Society, Catholic Marriages, St. Louis, Missouri, 1774–1840, 3. St. Louis Genealogical Society. Catholic Marriages, St. Louis, Missouri, 1774––1840. St. Louis, Missouri : The Society, 1996.
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Curriculum Vitae for Priest [Author or compiler], [Item Title], [Item date]; folder: [“Folder Label,”] [Collection]; [Repository], [Repository location]. [Author or compiler], [“Item Title.”] [Author or compiler]. [Item Title]. [Item date]. Folder: [“Folder Label.”] [Collection]. [Repository], [Repository location].
Example Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, “Charleville Benoist Faris, Curriculum Vitae,” undated; folder: “Charleville Benoist Faris,” vertical files; The Charles L. Souvay Memorial Library, Shrewsbury, Missouri. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, “Charleville Benoist Faris, Curriculum Vitae.” Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. “Charleville Benoist Faris, Curriculum Vitae.” Undated. Folder: “Charleville Benoist Faris.” Vertical files. The Charles L. Souvay Memorial Library, Shrewsbury, Missouri.

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