Cape Verde Church Records

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For information about records for non-Christian religions in Cape Verde, go to the Religious Records page.

Roman Catholic Records

How to Find the Records

The original church records of Cape Verde can be found at the National Archive and the Roman Catholic Diocesan Archive.

Online Resources and Websites

Historical Background

Cape Verde was discovered and colonized by Portugal in the 1400s. Catholicism was established on Cape Verde by Portuguese traders in 1533.[1] Mandated by the Council of Trent in the 16th century, church records are the primary genealogical source for Cape Verde; church records were kept from the 1600s onward. Many are available online.[2]

Information Recorded in the Records

Baptism records usually list:

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Birth date and place of child
  • Names of grandparents (occasionally)

Marriage records usually list:

  • Name of groom
  • Name of bride
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of parents (occasionally)

Death records usually list:

  • Name of deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Names of family members or relatives

Other Denominations

Assemblies of God Records

The Assemblies of God was founded in the early 1900s and reached Africa soon afterwards.[3][4] For more information, see Christianity in Cape Verde and Assemblies of God.

Church of the Nazarene Records

The Church of the Nazarene was established in 1908 and soon afterwards entered Africa. It is the largest Protestant denomination in Cape Verde.[3][5] For more information, see Christianity in Cape Verde and Church of the Nazarene.

Evangelical Records

Evangelicalism has been in Africa since the late 1800s. However, in the 1920s and 1930s there was a revival movement in East Africa. This revival contributed to the substantial growth of Evangelicalism in Cape Verde.[3][6][7] For more information, see Christianity in Cape Verde, Evangelicalism, and East African Revival.

Pentecostal Records

Pentecostalism spread to Africa in the early 1900s by missionaries.[3][8] For more information, see Christianity in Cape Verde and African Pentecostalism.

Seventh Day Adventist Records

For more information, see Christianity in Cape Verde.

Universal Church of the Kingdom of God Records

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God was founded in 1977.[3][9] For more information, see Christianity in Cape Verde and Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Catholic Church in Cape Verde," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_in_Cape_Verde, accessed 25 January 2019.
  2. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Cape Verde,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1992-1999.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Wikipedia contributors, "Christianity in Cape Verde," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_Cape_Verde, accessed 7 February 2019.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Assemblies of God," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assemblies_of_God, accessed 7 February 2019.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Church of the Nazarene," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Nazarene, accessed 7 February 2019.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Evangelicalism," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelicalism, accessed 7 February 2019.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "East African Revival," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Revival, accessed 7 February 2019.
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "African Pentecostalism," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Pentecostalism, accessed 7 February 2019.
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Universal Church of the Kingdom of God," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Church_of_the_Kingdom_of_God, accessed 7 February 2019.