Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 .
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|Castelo Branco, Portugal|
|Flag of the Portugese Republic|
|Location of Castelo Branco, Portugal|
|Title in the Language:||Portugal, Castelo Branco, Registros da Igreja Católica|
|Catholic Church Parishes, Castelo Branco|
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What is in This Collection?
This collection includes records from 1714 to 1911. These records are written in Portuguese.
Copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records created by Catholic parishes in the district of Castelo Branco. Additional images will be published as they become available.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911.|
Baptism records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of baptism
- Name and gender of child
- Child's date and place of birth
- Father's name, occupation and origin
- Mother's maiden name, and origin
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
Marriage records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the groom and bride
- Groom's age, civil status, occupation and origin
- Groom's date and place of baptism
- Names of groom's parents
- Bride's age, civil status, occupation and origin
- Bride's date and place of baptism
- Names of bride's parents
- Names of the witnesses
Death records may contain the following information:
- Name, age and gender of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Civil status and and place of origin
- Spouse's name, if married
- Parents' names, if deceased is a minor
- Names of children
- Burial information
How Do I Search This Collection?
To browse the collection by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "District" where you ancestors lived
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Civil Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" and you will see images of those records.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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 age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:
- The place where the event occurred
- The name and surname of the person
- The approximate date of the event
- The name of the parents or spouse
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.|
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
- Portuguese Genealogical Word List
- Portuguese Letter-writing Guide
- Learning Center Resources:
Known Issues with This Collection
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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
- "Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Catholic Church parishes, Castelo Branco.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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