Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912 .
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Évora, Portugal
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Location of Évora, Portugal
Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1533-1912
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Évora, Registros da Iglesia Católica
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Évora District Archive

Image Visibility

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What is in the Collection?

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptism, marriage, and death or burial records from the Evora area in Portugal. The records range from 1533 to 1912. Copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records created by the Catholic Church and housed at the Évora District Archive in Portugal. These records are written in Portuguese.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912.

Collection Contents

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Siblings of child being baptized
  • Parents' names
  • Paternal and maternal grandparents and their origin
  • Name of godparents, including occupation and origin

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's civil status and origin
  • Names of groom's parents, their civil status and origin
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's civil status and origin
  • Names of bride's parents, their civil status and origin
  • Names of the witnesses, their residence and origin

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Marital status and origin of deceased
  • Sometimes, name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, names of parents if deceased is a minor
  • Burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse the collection by image

⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the “District”
⇒Select the “Municipality”
⇒Select the “Civil Parish”
⇒Select the “Parish”
⇒Select the “Record Type and Years” which takes you to the images.

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.

When searching:
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For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

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Collection citation:

"Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Évora District Archive.

Image citation:

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