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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1719212 |title=Brazil Catholic Church Records|location=South America}}<br>
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1719212 |title=Brazil, Parish and Diocesan Records|location=South America}}  
  
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=== Title in the Language of the Record  ===
  
 
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica em Brasil  
 
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica em Brasil  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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=== Record Description ===
  
This collection of parish registers covers the years 1835-1966.  
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This collection includes records from 1835 to 2012.<br>
  
== Record Description  ==
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The collection has baptism, marriage and death records for parishes throughout the states of Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Paraíba, Pará, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sergipe and São Paulo.
  
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Each type of record is bound in separate registers. Most records follow the same format; in earlier years, however, the records were written in narrative form and later in formatted records. Some of the older registers may appear to have some physical damage; therefore some data may have been lost or may be very difficult to read. However, in general they are in good condition to extract genealogical information.
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Catholic Church records began in Brazil with the arrival of the ministers from Portugal. Parish priests performed the sacraments of baptisms and marriages and other holy sacraments in the parish under their jurisdiction. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive and a duplicate copy was sent to the diocesan archive. These records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in all of Brazil.
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For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1719212/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Brazil, Catholic Church Records." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
  
The records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths or burials are bound in separate registers. Most records follow the same format; in earlier years, however, the records were written in narrative form and later in formatted records. Some of the older registers may appear to have some physical damage; therefore some data may have been lost or may be very difficult to read. However, in general they are in good condition to extract genealogical information.  
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<br> [[Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptisms records are:'''
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Image:Brazil Minas Gerais Diocese of Luz Catholic Church Records (09-0164) Baptism DGS 4256507 3.jpg|Baptism
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Image:Brazil Minas Gerais Diocese of Luz Catholic Church Records (09-0164) Marriage DGS 4256661 5.jpg|Marriage
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Image:Brazil Minas Gerais Diocese of Luz Catholic Church Records (09-0164) Burial DGS 4325002 109.jpg|Burial
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[[Image:Brazil Minas Gerais Diocese of Luz Catholic Church Records (09-0164) Baptism DGS 4256507 3.jpg|thumb|right]]
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'''These baptism records usually include the following information:'''
  
*Date of baptism  
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*Date of baptism (Select image to enlarge)
 
*Place of baptism  
 
*Place of baptism  
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
*Place of birth  
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*Child's birth date
*Date of birth  
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*Child's place of birth  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Parents' names  
 
*Parents' names  
 
*Godparents' names
 
*Godparents' names
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''These marriage records usually include the following information:'''  
 
 
[[Image:Brazil Minas Gerais Diocese of Luz Catholic Church Records (09-0164) Marriage DGS 4256661 5.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
  
*Date of marriage  
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*Date of marriage (Select image to enlarge)
 
*Place of marriage  
 
*Place of marriage  
*Witnesses’ names
 
 
*Names of groom and bride  
 
*Names of groom and bride  
*Groom and bride’s marital status
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*Groom's place of birth
*Groom’s age  
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*Groom's age, baptism date and residence
*Groom’s legitimacy  
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*Groom's legitimacy  
*Groom’s mother
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*Groom's parents' names
*Bride’s age  
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*Bride’s place of birth
*Residence of bride’s parents
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*Bride's age, baptism date and residence
 
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*Bride’s legitimacy
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''
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*Bride's parents' names
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*Witneess' names
  
[[Image:Brazil Minas Gerais Diocese of Luz Catholic Church Records (09-0164) Burial DGS 4325002 109.jpg|thumb|right]]
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'''These death records usually include the following information:'''
  
*Date of death  
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*Date of death (Select image to enlarge)
 
*Place of death  
 
*Place of death  
*Name of deceased  
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*Name and age of deceased  
*Deceased marital status and spouse’s name  
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*Marital status of deceased and spouse’s name  
*Deceased legitimacy
 
*Father’s name
 
*Deceased age
 
 
*Burial place
 
*Burial place
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Brazil. These may also be the only available records before the implementation of the civil registration in about 1888. These records may include other family information that will help in the research for other generations. In order to find an entry in this collection, it is necessary to know first the place where the ancestors lived, the year, and his/her name.  
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'''To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the ''Browse'' link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the ''Nome do Estado'' category<br>⇒ Select the ''Nome da Cidade'' category <br>⇒ Select the ''Nome da Paróquia'' category <br>⇒ Select the ''Tipo de Registo e Anos'' category which takes you to the images.  
  
== Record History  ==
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Look at the images one by one 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.
  
Catholic Church records begun in Brazil with the arrival of the ministers from Portugal. Parish priests performed the sacraments of baptisms and marriages and other holy sacraments in the parish under their jurisdiction. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive and a duplicate copy was sent to the diocesan archive.
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The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Brazil. These may also be the only available records before the implementation of the civil registration in about 1888. These records may include other family information that will help in the research for other generations. In order to find an entry in this collection, it is necessary to know first the place where the ancestors lived, the year, and his/her name.  
 
 
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, deaths, burials, and other ordinances.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in all of Brazil.  
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
{{HR Known Issues}}  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached [[Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Known Issues Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered  
 
 
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Brazil_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Known Issues Wiki article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered  
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=10577 Brazil Catholic Church Records]  
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*[http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=10577 Brazil Catholic Church Records]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Brazil Church Records]]
 
*[[Brazil Church Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
{{Contributor invite}}
 
 
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
 
 
 
The suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
 
 
 
=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
 
 
 
== Citation for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records. Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
 
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->Brazil Catholic Church Records", images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]); from dioceses and local parish archives throughout Brazil. Registros paroquiais, 1835-1966. FHL microfilm and digital folders. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend-->
 
  
Digital images of original records are housed in diocesan archives and local parish archives throughout Brazil.
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{{Contributor invite}}<br>
  
 
'''If you would like to see more citations of the Brazil Catholic Church Records, please follow these two links:'''  
 
'''If you would like to see more citations of the Brazil Catholic Church Records, please follow these two links:'''  
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*Igreja Católica. Arquidiocese de Belém (Belém, Pará). Registros paroquiais, 1795-1955.  
 
*Igreja Católica. Arquidiocese de Belém (Belém, Pará). Registros paroquiais, 1795-1955.  
 
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Propriá (Propriá, Sergipe). Registros paroquiais, 1840-1960. <br>
 
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Propriá (Propriá, Sergipe). Registros paroquiais, 1840-1960. <br>
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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"Brazil, Catholic Church Records," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 May 2012), Bahia &gt; Abrantes &gt; Divino Espirito Santo &gt; Batismos 1886, Abr-1897, Dez &gt; Image 114 of 115, Joaquin Gonzaga, born 26 August 1897; citing Parishes throughout Brazil, Brazil Catholic Church Records, from dioceses and local parish archives throughout Brazil.
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[[Category:Brazil|Catholic]]
 
[[Category:Brazil|Catholic]]

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Brazil, Parish and Diocesan Records .
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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Map of Brazil
First Mass in Brazil by Victor Meirelles (Primeira Missa no Brasil)

Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica em Brasil

Record Description

This collection includes records from 1835 to 2012.

The collection has baptism, marriage and death records for parishes throughout the states of Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Paraíba, Pará, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina, Sergipe and São Paulo.

Each type of record is bound in separate registers. Most records follow the same format; in earlier years, however, the records were written in narrative form and later in formatted records. Some of the older registers may appear to have some physical damage; therefore some data may have been lost or may be very difficult to read. However, in general they are in good condition to extract genealogical information.

Catholic Church records began in Brazil with the arrival of the ministers from Portugal. Parish priests performed the sacraments of baptisms and marriages and other holy sacraments in the parish under their jurisdiction. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive and a duplicate copy was sent to the diocesan archive. These records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in all of Brazil.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Brazil, Catholic Church Records." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptism records usually include the following information:

  • Date of baptism (Select image to enlarge)
  • Place of baptism
  • Name of child
  • Child's birth date
  • Child's place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Godparents' names

These marriage records usually include the following information:

  • Date of marriage (Select image to enlarge)
  • Place of marriage
  • Names of groom and bride
  • Groom's place of birth
  • Groom's age, baptism date and residence
  • Groom's legitimacy
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride’s place of birth
  • Bride's age, baptism date and residence
  • Bride’s legitimacy
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Witneess' names

These death records usually include the following information:

  • Date of death (Select image to enlarge)
  • Place of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Marital status of deceased and spouse’s name
  • Burial place

How to Use the Records

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the Browse link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the Nome do Estado category
⇒ Select the Nome da Cidade category
⇒ Select the Nome da Paróquia category
⇒ Select the Tipo de Registo e Anos category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one 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.

The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in Brazil. These may also be the only available records before the implementation of the civil registration in about 1888. These records may include other family information that will help in the research for other generations. In order to find an entry in this collection, it is necessary to know first the place where the ancestors lived, the year, and his/her name.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection, see the attached Known Issues Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


If you would like to see more citations of the Brazil Catholic Church Records, please follow these two links:

Sources

  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Luz (Luz, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1835-1966.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Campanha (Campanha, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1763-1980.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Divinópolis (Divinópolis, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1793-1975.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Oliveira (Oliveira, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1800-1984.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Amargosa (Amargosa, Bahia). Registros paroquiais, 1805-1950.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Apucaraná (Apucaraná, Paraná). Registros paroquiais, 1942-1991.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Palmares (Palmares, Pernambuco). Registros paroquiais, 1786-1969.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Estância (Estância, Sergipe). Registros paroquiais, 1790-1980.
  • Igreja Católica. Arquidiocese de Aparecida (Aparecida, São Paulo). Registros paroquiais, 1720-1980.
  • Igreja Católica. Arquidiocese de Belém (Belém, Pará). Registros paroquiais, 1795-1955.
  • Igreja Católica. Diocese de Propriá (Propriá, Sergipe). Registros paroquiais, 1840-1960.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Brazil, Catholic Church Records," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 3 May 2012), Bahia > Abrantes > Divino Espirito Santo > Batismos 1886, Abr-1897, Dez > Image 114 of 115, Joaquin Gonzaga, born 26 August 1897; citing Parishes throughout Brazil, Brazil Catholic Church Records, from dioceses and local parish archives throughout Brazil.