Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911
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|Flag of the Portugese Republic|
|Flag of Aveiro|
|Location of Aveiro, Portugal|
|Title in the Language:||Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica na Diocese de Aveiro, Portugal|
|Aveiro District Archives|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Known Issues
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This is a collection of digital copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records from the Aveiro District Archives in Portugal. It covers the years 1550-1911. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style; only in later years do the records appear handwritten in formatted registers. These records are written in Portuguese and can help you with your genealogy.
These Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, and burial, and other ordinances that were performed by the authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest. However, a duplicate of these registers was regularly sent to the diocesan archive, where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
For help reading these Portuguese records, see the following guides:
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select District
- Select Municipality
- Select Civil Parish
- Select Parish
- Select Record Type and Yearsto view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911. 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?[edit | edit source]
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?[edit | edit source]
- Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Aveiro, Portugal, before 1911 when the civil registration was implemented. For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information
- When you have found your ancestors original record, it is a good idea to make a copy of it or cite where you found it for future reference
- It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. FamilySearch has a Research Log that you can download and use.
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
- Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
- Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil records
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.). Portugal Genealogy has a clickable map the shows you the districts surrounding Aveiro.
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Portugal.
Known Issues[edit | edit source]
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.