Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Brazil
Parana
Access the Records
Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008
2177282
{{{CID2}}}
{{{CID3}}}
{{{CID4}}}
{{{CID5}}}
{{{CID6}}}
{{{CID7}}}
{{{CID8}}}
{{{CID9}}}
This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Paraná, Brazil
Brazil Flag New.png
Flag of the Federative Republic of Brazil
BR locator map Parana Brazil.png
Location of Paraná, Brazil
Brazil.png
Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1704-2008
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, Paraná, Registros da Igreja Católica
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive


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 Paraná from 1704 to 2008.

Additional images will be published as they become available.

For additional details about these records and help using them, see the wiki article, Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

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, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptism records

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names and birthplaces
  • Godparents' names and birthplaces

Marriage records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of groom and bride
  • Groom's place of birth
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride’s place of birth
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Witnesses' names

Burial records

  • Date and place of registration
  • 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
  • Legitimacy
  • Names of deceased's parents
  • Burial place and date

Collection Content

Sample Images

The information found in each record varies by year.

How Do I Search This Collection?

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and estimated event year.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Municipality
  2. Select Parish
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the 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 Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Consult the Brazil Research Tips and Strategies to find other records
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records) records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable
  • Your ancestor might have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas Brazil Emigration and Immigration cannot be found or are unavailable
  • 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

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

For marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

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. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions.

Civil Registration records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

Brazil Emigration and Immigration

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

"Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records, 1704-2008." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Paróquias Católicas, Paraná [Catholic Church parishes, Paraná].

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

Top of Page

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

{{Contributor invite