Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1714-1977
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, Santa Catarina, Registros da Igreja Católica
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What is in This Collection?

This collection will include baptism, marriage, and death records created by various Catholic parishes and diocese in the state of Santa Catarina from 1714-1977. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection.

Additional images and indexed records 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

The records are written in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977.

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

Death records

  • Date and place of registration
  • Registrant's name
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • 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

Sample Images

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How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


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.

For Help Reading these Records

For help reading these Portuguese language records see the following guides:

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

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, Now What?

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.

Known Issues With This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1977." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Paróquias Católicas, Santa Catarina [Catholic Church parishes, Santa Catarina].

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

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