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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1511408 |title=Portugal, Diocese of Faro Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880|location=Portugal}}<br>
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1511408 |title=Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880|location=Portugal}}<br>  
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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, Faro, 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 Faro for the years 1587-1880 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 Faro for the years 1587-1880 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1511408/waypoints Browse].  
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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/1511408/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.  
  
 
=== Citations for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citations for This Collection  ===
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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.  
 
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.  
  
{{Collection citation
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Faro.}}  
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic churches in Portugal. Portugal, Faro, Catholic church records. Faro District Archives, Portugal.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
  
 
[[Portugal, Diocese of Faro Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[Portugal, Diocese of Faro Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records are:''' [[Image:Gertrudes Pereira, Portugal, Faro, CCR, Baptism.JPG|thumb|right|Gertrudes Pereira, Portugal, Faro, CCR, Baptism.JPG]]
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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of baptism
*Name of child
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*Child's name and gender
*Date of birth and gender
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*Child's date and place of birth  
*Legitimacy
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*Father's name, occupation and residence
*Parents’ names, their residence and/or place of origin
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*Mother's name and residence
*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
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*Paternal grandparents
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*Maternal grandparents
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*Godparents, their civil status, occupation and residence  
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*Sometimes, a death date is noted in this record
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:''' [[Image:Portugal, Faro, CCR, Marriage .JPG|thumb|right|Portugal, Faro, CCR, Marriage .JPG]]
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of marriage
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Groom's name and age
*Civil status (widowed, single, divorce) of bride and groom at time of the event
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*Groom's civil status and occupation
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
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*Names of groom' parents
*Names of parents
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*Names of groom's paternal grandparents
*Names of witnesses
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*Names of groom's maternal grandparents
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*Bride's name, age and civil status
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Names of bride's paternal grandparents
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*Names of bride's maternal grandparents
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*Witnesses' names, their occupation and civil status
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:''' [[Image:Portugal, Faro, CCR, Death.jpg|thumb|right|Portugal, Faro, CCR, Death.jpg]]
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'''These death/burial records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Place and date of death  
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*Date and place of death  
*Name of the deceased  
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*Name, age and gender of deceased  
*Civil status of deceased person at time of death
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*Civil status of deceased  
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Name of spouse, if married  
*Cause of death
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*Parents names, if deceased is a minor
*Sometimes parent’s names and that of children if any left behind
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*Sometimes, burial information
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
 
*Place of burial (cemetery)
 
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
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. 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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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.  
 
 
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 baptism date and place to find the family in census 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:'''
 
  
*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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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, Faro, 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 Faro for the years 1587-1880 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 Browselink from the collection landing page.

Citations 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.

"Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Faro.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Father's name, occupation and residence
  • Mother's name and residence
  • Paternal grandparents
  • Maternal grandparents
  • Godparents, their civil status, occupation and residence
  • Sometimes, a death date is noted in this record

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's civil status and occupation
  • Names of groom' parents
  • Names of groom's paternal grandparents
  • Names of groom's maternal grandparents
  • Bride's name, age and civil status
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of bride's paternal grandparents
  • Names of bride's maternal grandparents
  • Witnesses' names, their occupation and civil status

These death/burial records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Civil status of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Parents names, if deceased is a minor
  • Sometimes, 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

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 26 June, 2012), Faro > Castro Marim > Odeleite > Nossa Senhora da Visitaçãp > Batismos 1857-1873 > image 223 of 389 images, Gertrudes Pereira, 1872; citing Parochial da Senhora da Visitação de Odeleite, Castro Marim, Faro, Portugal.