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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica em Brasil'''
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This collection includes records from 1598 to 2013.<br>  
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
This collection includes records from 1835 to 2012.<br>  
 
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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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.
  
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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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.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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For a list of available church records by province, see the section [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Brazil_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#FamilySearch_Historical_Record_Collections FamilySearch Historical Record Collections].
  
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 Contents ==
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
|text = Parishes in Brazil. Brazil Catholic Church Records. From dioceses and local parish archives located in Brazil. }}
 
 
 
[[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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'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptisms records are:'''  
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'''Baptism records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Date of baptism (Select image to enlarge)  
 
*Date of baptism (Select image to enlarge)  
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*Godparents' names
 
*Godparents' names
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Date of marriage (Select image to enlarge)  
 
*Date of marriage (Select image to enlarge)  
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*Bride’s legitimacy  
 
*Bride’s legitimacy  
 
*Bride's parents' names  
 
*Bride's parents' names  
*Witneess' names
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*Witnesses' names
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:'''  
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'''Death records''' usually include the following information:
  
 
*Date of death (Select image to enlarge)  
 
*Date of death (Select image to enlarge)  
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*Burial place
 
*Burial place
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following about your ancestor:
'''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.
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*Name
 
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*Parish of residence
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.
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*Estimated birth, marriage, death year
 
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*Parents' or other relatives' names
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  ==
 
  
{{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
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Some collections are fully or partially indexed, so you can search by typing in the name and/or other identifying information you know about your ancestor.<br>
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'''To search by index:'''<br>
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Some collections are not indexed.<br>
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>
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To search the collection images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page.
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
*[http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=10577 Brazil Catholic Church Records]
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== For Help Reading these Records ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records see the following guides:
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Brazil Language and Languages]]
  
*[[Brazil]]
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*[[Brazil Church Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example, use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
  
{{Contributor invite}}<br>
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==Tips to Keep in Mind==
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*It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile the entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married and died in the same place or nearby.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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*You should also search for your ancestors in the civil registers. Then compare your findings against each other.
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
'''If you would like to see more citations of the Brazil Catholic Church Records, please follow these two links:'''
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ==
  
*[[Brazil, Catholic Church Records Source Citations]]
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
*[[Brazil, Catholic Church Source Citations: Page Two]]
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*Check for an index. Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby parishes.
  
'''Sources'''
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==FamilySearch Historical Record Collections==
  
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Luz (Luz, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1835-1966.
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*[[Brazil, Bahía, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Campanha (Campanha, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1763-1980.
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*[[Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Divinópolis (Divinópolis, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1793-1975.
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*[[Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Oliveira (Oliveira, Minas Gerais). Registros paroquiais, 1800-1984.
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*[[Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Amargosa (Amargosa,&nbsp;Bahia). Registros paroquiais, 1805-1950.
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*[[Brazil, Paraná, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Apucaraná (Apucaraná, Paraná). Registros paroquiais, 1942-1991.
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*[[Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Palmares (Palmares, Pernambuco). Registros paroquiais, 1786-1969.
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*[[Brazil, Pará, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Estância (Estância, Sergipe). Registros paroquiais, 1790-1980.
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*[[Brazil, Pernambuco, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Arquidiocese de Aparecida (Aparecida, São Paulo). Registros paroquiais, 1720-1980.
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*[[Brazil, Rio Grande do Norte, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Arquidiocese de Belém (Belém, Pará). Registros paroquiais, 1795-1955.
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*[[Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*Igreja Católica. Diocese de Propriá (Propriá, Sergipe). Registros paroquiais, 1840-1960. <br>
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*[[Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Brazil, Santa Catarina, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Brazil, Sergipe, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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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{{Contributor invite}}<br>
  
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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== Citing this Collection ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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For each province listed in the section, [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Brazil_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29#FamilySearch_Historical_Record_Collections FamilySearch Historical Record Collections], the citation is available with the source from which the records originate. See the respective articles for these citations.
  
"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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Record Description
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Language: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica em Brasil
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes records from 1598 to 2013.

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.

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.

For a list of available church records by province, see the section FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Collection Contents

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

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
  • Witnesses' names

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 Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Parish of residence
  • Estimated birth, marriage, death year
  • Parents' or other relatives' names

Some collections are fully or partially indexed, so you can search by typing in the name and/or other identifying information you know about your ancestor.
To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Some collections are not indexed.
To browse by image:
To search the collection images, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page. Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading these Records

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

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example, use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile the entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married and died in the same place or nearby.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
  • You should also search for your ancestors in the civil registers. Then compare your findings against each other.
  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Check for an index. Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby parishes.

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.


Citing this Collection

For each province listed in the section, FamilySearch Historical Record Collections, the citation is available with the source from which the records originate. See the respective articles for these citations.