Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007
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|Flag of the Federative Republic of Brazil|
|Flag of Bahia Province|
|Location of Bahia, Brazil|
|Title in the Language:||Brasil, Bahia, Registros da Igreja Católica|
|Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 Known Issues With This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection will include baptism, marriage, and burial records created by various Catholic parishes and diocese in the state of Bahía from 1598-2007.
Additional images will be published as they become available.
Reading These Records
These records are written in Portuguese. For help reading these records see the following:
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
These records were made by Catholic priests or their associates, recorded in Portuguese, and mostly written by hand on pre-lined paper.
The information found in each record varies by year.
For additional details about these records and help using them see Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|Often additional information can be found in the margins of original records. For example, in a baptismal record, you might find marriage or death information.|
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
- Select Municipality
- Select Parish
- Select Record type and Years category which takes you to the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records, 1598-2007. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Add any new information to your records
- Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
- Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
- The birth and/or age may also help you find the family in the Brazil Census
- Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now
- A boundary change could have occurred, and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring provinces or regions. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
- Your ancestor may have immigrated from another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Brazil Emigration and Immigration
- Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) are also a good substitute when baptism, marriage, and burial records can’t be found or are unavailable
- New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Brazil.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Brasil, Bahía, Registros da Igreja Católica, 1598-2007." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Paróquias Católicas, Bahía (Catholic Church parishes, Bahía).
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
Known Issues With This Collection
| Problems with this collection?|
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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