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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1976616 |title=Portugal, Diocese of Bragança Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985|location=Portugal}}<br>
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1976616 |title=Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985|location=Portugal}}  
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== Image Visibility  ==
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Faro, Portugal  
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'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Faro, Portugal'''
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Bragança for the years 1541-1911 it includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
 
This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Bragança for the years 1541-1911 it includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1976616/waypoints Browse].
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Date and place of the event
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
*Name of child
 
*Date of birth and gender
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Parents’ names, their residence and/or place of origin
 
*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''
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{{Collection citation
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| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic parishes in Bragança, Catholic Church records. Bragança District Archive, Portugal.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
*Date and place of the event
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Bragança Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*Names of the bride and groom
 
*Civil status (widowed, single, divorce) of bride and groom at time of the event
 
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
 
*Names of parents
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:'''
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== Record Content  ==
  
*Place and date of death
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'''These baptismal records may contain the following information:'''
*Name of the deceased
 
*Civil status of deceased person at time of death
 
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
 
*Cause of death
 
*Sometimes parent’s names and that of children if any left behind
 
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
 
*Place of burial (cemetery)
 
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child's date and place of birth
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*Parents' names and their occupation
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*Names of paternal grandparents
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*Names of maternal grandparents
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*Names of godparents
  
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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'''These marriage records may contain the following information:'''
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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*Date and place of the marriage
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Groom's age, birth date and place of birth
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*Groom's civil status (widowed, single, or divorced)
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Bride's age, birth date and place of birth
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*Bride's civil status (widowed, single, or divorced)  
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Names of witnesses, their civil status and residence
  
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.
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'''These death records may contain the following information:'''
  
'''For example:'''
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*Name and gender of deceased
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*Date and place of death
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*Civil status of deceased person
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*Spouse's name if married
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*Parents' names, their occupation and residence
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*Cause of death
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*Burial information
  
*Use the baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
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== How to Use the Records  ==
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
 
*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*The parents' origin places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Marriage date and place may help you find their children.
 
*Burial place may also help to show their migration pattern.
 
 
 
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 baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism 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.
 
  
'''Keep in mind:'''
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Distrito" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Município" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Freguesia" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Paróquia" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category which takes you to the images.
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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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.  
*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.
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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*[[Portugal|Portugal]]<br>
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*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== 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.
 
 
{{Collection citation
 
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Portugal. Igreja Católica. Arquivos paroquiais da Diocese de Bragança. Registros paroquiais, 1541-1911. Arquivo Distrital de Bragança, Portugal.<!--bibdescend-->}}
 
 
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]].
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a 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 did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a 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 did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
==== Citations Example for Records Found in This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
{{Incomplete Citations}}
 
 
 
The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help us by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found 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.
 
  
When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection described, please change the heading to "Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection".
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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“Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 June, 2012), Bragança &gt; Vila Flor &gt; São Bartolomeu &gt; Batismos 1895-1899 &gt; image 199 of 400 images, Carlota dos Santos, 1896; citing Parachial de São Bartolomeu, Vila Flor, Bragança, Portugal.

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Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Faro, Portugal

Record Description

This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Bragança for the years 1541-1911 it includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

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

Catholic parishes in Bragança, Catholic Church records. Bragança District Archive, Portugal.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names and their occupation
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents

These marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's civil status (widowed, single, or divorced)
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, birth date and place of birth
  • Bride's civil status (widowed, single, or divorced)
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses, their civil status and residence

These death records may contain the following information:

  • Name and gender of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Civil status of deceased person
  • Spouse's name if married
  • Parents' names, their occupation and residence
  • Cause of death
  • Burial information

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Distrito" category
⇒ Select the "Município" category
⇒ Select the "Freguesia" category
⇒ Select the "Paróquia" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro 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.

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 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.

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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.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a 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 did 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 is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 June, 2012), Bragança > Vila Flor > São Bartolomeu > Batismos 1895-1899 > image 199 of 400 images, Carlota dos Santos, 1896; citing Parachial de São Bartolomeu, Vila Flor, Bragança, Portugal.