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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1928588 |title=Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911|location=Portugal}}  
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| title= Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
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| location = Portugal
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1459
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| end_year = 1911
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| language = Portuguese
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| title_language = Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese da Guarda, Portugal
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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| custodian = Guarda District Archives
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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== 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, Guarda,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.  
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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, Guarda,Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization(s). The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese da Guarda, Portugal.'''
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This collection of church records includes the years 1459 to 1911.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Guarda, Portugal. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; 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. These records are written in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
 
 
This collection of church records includes the years 1459-1911.
 
 
 
The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Guarda, Portugal. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; 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 text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
 
  
 
Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and the other holy sacraments in the jurisdiction of their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest. However, a duplicate of these registers was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation.  
 
Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and the other holy sacraments in the jurisdiction of their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest. However, a duplicate of these registers was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation.  
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Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Guarda, Portugal, before 1911, when the civil registration was implemented. For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information.  
 
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Guarda, Portugal, before 1911, when the civil registration was implemented. For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information.  
  
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/1928588/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse this Collection===
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{{Collection Browse Link
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==Collection Contents ==
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Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, baptism.JPG|Birth Record
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Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
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Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, death.jpg|Death Record
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'''Birth records''' usually contain the following information:
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*Date and place of the baptism
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*Child's name and gender
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*Date, time and place of birth
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*Parents’ names, occupation and origin
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*Paternal grandparents names, occupation and origin
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*Maternal grandparents names, occupation and origin
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*Names of godparents
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Groom's name and age
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*Groom's civil status and origin
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*Names of groom's parents, their residence and origin
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*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's civil status and origin
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*Names of bride's parents, their residence and origin
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*Names of witnesses
  
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.
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'''Death or burial records''' usually contain the following information:
  
{{Collection citation
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*Name, age and gender of deceased
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic churches in Guarda, Portugal. Catholic church records. Guarda District Archives, Portugal.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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*Date and place of death
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*Occupation, marital status and origin of deceased
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*Spouse's name, if married
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*Parents' names and residence if deceased is a minor child
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*Sometimes, burial information
  
[[Portugal, Diocese of Guarda 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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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Content  ==
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.
  
<gallery>
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'''To browse the collection by image''': <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "District" category <br> ⇒Select the "Municipality" category <br> ⇒Select the "Civil Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.
Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, baptism.JPG
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Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, marriage.JPG
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Search the collection by image 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.  
Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, death.jpg
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</gallery> '''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''
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'''When searching''':<br> As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s '''given name''' and '''surname''', some identifying information such as '''residence''' and '''age''', and '''family relationships'''. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used '''nicknames''' or '''different names''' at different times.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1928588 Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
*Date and place of the event
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
*Name of child
 
*Date of birth and gender
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Parents’ names, 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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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
*Names of the bride and groom
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]
*Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
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*Learning Center Resources:
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-1-portuguese-letters/213 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 1]
*Names of parents
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-words-and-names/215 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 2]
*Names of witnesses
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-portuguese-records/216 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 3]
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:'''
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
  
*Place and date of death
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
*Name of the deceased
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
*Civil status of deceased person at time of death
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
 
*Cause of death
 
*Sometimes names of living parents and children
 
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
 
*Place of burial (cemetery)
 
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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<br>
  
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.
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==What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ==
  
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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*Check for variant spellings of the 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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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Guarda 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.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Guarda 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  ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
 
 
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]
 
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
 
*[http://www.diocesedaguarda.pt/ Diocese da Guarda]
 
 
 
== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
  
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records|Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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{{Contributor_invite}}
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
{{Contributor_invite}}
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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 are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Guarda District Archives.}} <br>
  
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.
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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|title=Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
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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]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{H-langs|en=Portugal, Diocese of Guarda Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|pt=Portugal, Diocese da Guarda Registros da Igreja Católica (Registros Históricos do FamilySearch)}}<br>
  
“Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22588-17047-41?cc=1928588&amp;wc=12988256: accessed 29 June, 2012), Coimbra &gt; Pampilhosa da Serra &gt; Unhais-o-velho &gt; São Mateus &gt; Batismos 1788-1881 &gt; image 412 of 441 images, Emilia, 1879; citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra, Unhais-o-velho, Pampilhosa da Serra, Coimbra, Portugal.
 
  
 
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1459-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese da Guarda, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Guarda District Archives


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, Guarda,Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization(s). The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

What is in the Collection?

This collection of church records includes the years 1459 to 1911.

The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Guarda, Portugal. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; 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. These records are written in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.

Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and the other holy sacraments in the jurisdiction of their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest. However, a duplicate of these registers was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation.

Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances performed on parishioners by an authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction.

Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Guarda, Portugal, before 1911, when the civil registration was implemented. For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911.

Collection Contents

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of the baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Date, time and place of birth
  • Parents’ names, occupation and origin
  • Paternal grandparents names, occupation and origin
  • Maternal grandparents names, occupation and origin
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's civil status and origin
  • Names of groom's parents, their residence and origin
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's civil status and origin
  • Names of bride's parents, their residence and origin
  • Names of witnesses

Death or burial records usually contain the following information:

  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation, marital status and origin of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names and residence if deceased is a minor child
  • Sometimes, burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Civil Parish" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.


What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • 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.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).

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.

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

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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 are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Guarda District Archives.

Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911.