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Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911
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Braga, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1596-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Braga, Processos de Habilitação Sacerdotal
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records from 1596 to 1911.

The collection includes priest application files created by the Catholic Church in the district of Braga. These files consist of documentation created during the process of proving the applicant's eligibility to become a member of the Catholic clergy, including genealogies and pedigrees.


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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading them see:


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, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Application

  • Applicant's full name
  • Applicant's legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names
  • Portugal’s emigration rate is one of the highest in the world. Check Portugal Emigration and Immigration for more information
  • 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.)
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Portugal.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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