Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1706-1999
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, Minas Gerais, Registros da Igreja Católica
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Diocese of Luz


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial records created by various Catholic parishes and diocese in the state of Minas Gerais from 1706 to 1999.

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Reading These Records

These records are written in Portuguese; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse This Collection

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism Records

  • Date of baptism
  • Place of baptism
  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

Marriage Records

  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of groom and bride
  • Groom's place of birth
  • Groom's age, baptism date, and residence
  • Groom's legitimacy
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride’s place of birth
  • Bride's age, baptism date, and residence
  • Bride’s legitimacy
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Witnesses' names

Burial Records

  • Date and place of registration
  • Registrant's name
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Name and age of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Deceased's marital status/name of spouse
  • Deceased's origin and residence
  • Legitimacy
  • Cause of death
  • Names of deceased's parents
  • Residence of parents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Burial place

Collection Content

The Catholic Diocese of Luz created in 1960 is found in the state of Minas Gerais. Prior to 1960 Minas Gerais belonged to the Diocese of Aterrado.

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Collection Citation

“Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Paróquias Católicas, Minas Gerais [Catholic Church parishes, Minas Gerais].

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