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

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Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911
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Santarém, Portugal
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Location of Santarém, Portugal
Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1544-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Santarém, Registros Paroquiais
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Santaréem District Archives

What is in This Collection?

This collection includes Catholic Church records created by parishes in the district of Santarém. These records include: baptisms, marriages, and deaths.

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Collection Content

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Child’s name and gender
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Parents’ names and residence

Marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Marriage date and place
  • Bride’s name, age, origin and residence
  • Groom’s name, age, origin, residence and occupation
  • Parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age, gender, origin and residence
  • Date and place of death
  • Witnesses’ names

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  • 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
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  • Consult the Portugal Record Finder to find other records

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"Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Arquivo Distrital de Santarém (Santarém District Archives, Santarém).

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