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| title= Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911
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| location = Portugal
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| LOC_01 = Leiria
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1534
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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 de Leiria, Portugal
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| custodian = Leiria District Archive
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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, Leiria, 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, Leiria, 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  ==
 
 
 
'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Leiria, Portugal.'''
 
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Leiria for the years 1534-1911 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1976101/waypoints Browse].
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
=== Citations for This Collection  ===
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This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Leiria for the years 1534 to 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 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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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. These records are written in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
{{Collection citation
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===To Browse this Collection===
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Leiria 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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{{Collection Browse Link
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== Record Content ==
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== Collection Contents ==
  
 
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'''Key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
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'''Birth records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of baptism
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*Date and place of baptism  
*Child's name and gender
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*Child's name and gender  
*Child's date, time and place of birth
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*Child's date, time and place of birth  
*Parents names, occupation and origin
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*Parents names, occupation and origin  
*Names of paternal grandparents, occupation and origin
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*Names of paternal grandparents, occupation and origin  
*Names of maternaL grandparents, occupation and origin
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*Names of maternaL grandparents, occupation and origin  
 
*Godparents’ names
 
*Godparents’ names
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of marriage
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*Date and place of marriage  
*Groom's name and age
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*Groom's name and age  
*Groom's baptismal date and location
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*Groom's baptismal date and location  
 
*Groom's date and place of birth  
 
*Groom's date and place of birth  
 
*Groom's civil status, occupation, and residence  
 
*Groom's civil status, occupation, and residence  
*Names of groom's parents and their origin
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*Names of groom's parents and their origin  
*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's name and age  
*Bride's baptismal date and location
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*Bride's baptismal date and location  
*Bride's date and place of birth
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*Bride's date and place of birth  
*Bride's civil status and residence
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*Bride's civil status and residence  
*Names of bride's parents and their origin
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*Names of bride's parents and their origin  
 
*Names of witnesses and their residence
 
*Names of witnesses and their residence
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:'''  
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'''Death or burial records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of death
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*Date and place of death  
 
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
 
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
*Civil status, residence and origin of deceased
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*Civil status, residence and origin of deceased  
*Spouse's name if married
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*Spouse's name if married  
 
*Parents' names and their origin if deceased is a minor  
 
*Parents' names and their origin if deceased is a minor  
*Sometimes, names of children of deceased
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*Sometimes, names of children of deceased  
*Sometimes, a testament (will) of deceased
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*Sometimes, a testament (will) of deceased  
 
*Burial information
 
*Burial information
  
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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/1976101 Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]
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*Learning Center Resources:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-1-portuguese-letters/213 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-words-and-names/215 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-portuguese-records/216 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 3]
  
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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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
  
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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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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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.  
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  
== 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 Leiria 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.
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==What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.).
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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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 Leiria 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.
  
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
 
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Leiria District Archive.}} <br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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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.
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
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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==How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
“Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church records,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 15 June, 2012), Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911 &gt; Leiria &gt; Peniche &gt; Atouguia da Baleia &gt; Sao Leonardo &gt; image 1010 of 1203 images, Olympia Giraldos, 1884; citing Leiria District Archive, Portugal.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Leiria, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1534-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Leiria, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Leiria District Archive


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, Leiria, 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 is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Leiria for the years 1534 to 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. These records are written in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911.

Collection Contents

Birth records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date, time and place of birth
  • Parents names, occupation and origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents, occupation and origin
  • Names of maternaL grandparents, occupation and origin
  • Godparents’ names

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

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

Death or burial records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Civil status, residence and origin of deceased
  • Spouse's name if married
  • Parents' names and their origin if deceased is a minor
  • Sometimes, names of children of deceased
  • Sometimes, a testament (will) of deceased
  • 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.


Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Leiria District Archive.

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, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911.


Top of Page

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.