I have a copies of pages from a Catholic parish book the title of the book is "St. John's Parish Census Book (Old) with an index," the entries are in Latin and arranged in family groups similar to family books in Germany.
When I called the parish office to see if the books were still in their office, some confusion occurred over the "title" apparently the office refers to these books as family books. So far my citation looks like this:
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church (Jordan, Minnesota), "St. John's Parish Census Book (Old) with an index," (entries are in Latin and arranged in family groups), p. 34, entry for Lux, Florianus (family group); Parish Office, Jordan, Minnesota
My question should I add (family books) to the title as the parish office refers to them as such?
My second question has to do with the origin of these records.
From what I have been able to determine these books where created to meet a request from the US Census Bureau to develop statistics of churches in the US. I have located one Census Bulletin < http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1890d4-01.pdf > dated 23 July 1891 which states, "This bulletin. which is the third devoted to statistics of churches,..." Does anyone know when the other 2 bulletins where complied and where I might find them?