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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, Porto, 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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== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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This collection of church records includes the years 1535-1949.
  
'''Registros Paroquiais da Diocese Católica do Porto, Portugal'''
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This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial records from the Catholic Diocese of Porto created at several parishes. It also includes an index of parish records for the city of Porto. These church records are housed at the Porto District Archives.These records are written in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
 
 
== Record Description  ==
 
 
 
This collection of church records includes the years 1530 to 1908.
 
 
 
This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial records from the Catholic Diocese of Porto created at several parishes. It also includes an index of parish records for the city of Porto. These church records are housed at the Porto District Archives. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
 
  
 
Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths and/or burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive; however, the older records were centralized in the archdiocesan archive. The records in our collection were acquired from the District Archive of Porto.  
 
Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths and/or burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive; however, the older records were centralized in the archdiocesan archive. The records in our collection were acquired from the District Archive of Porto.  
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The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in the District of Porto. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of the civil registration in 1911.  
 
The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in the District of Porto. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of the civil registration in 1911.  
  
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/1913408/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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===Image Visibility===
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. These images can be viewed by members of the supporting organization(s). The Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, the images are also available to all viewers at [http://antt.dglab.gov.pt/ Arquivo Nacional (National Archive)].
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.<br>
  
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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== Collection Content  ==
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Porto District Archive.}}
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:  
 
 
Digital copies of originals are also housed in different District Archives of Porto throughout Portugal.
 
 
 
[[Portugal, Diocese of Porto 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  ==
 
 
 
'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
 
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Godparents names, their civil status, occupation and residence
 
*Godparents names, their civil status, occupation and residence
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses, their occupation, civil status and residence
 
*Names of witnesses, their occupation, civil status and residence
  
'''These death records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
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*Burial information
 
*Burial information
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search This 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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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913408 Collection Page]:'''<br>
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Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1913408/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "District" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Civil Parish" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Parish" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" 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/1913408 Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949]. 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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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
 
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:  
 
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:  
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*The name of the parents or spouse
 
*The name of the parents or spouse
  
To search this collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the municipio where you ancestors lived <br> ⇒Select the appropriate freguesia<br> ⇒Select the appropriate paróquia <br> ⇒Select the record type, and you should see images for those records. <br>
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?  ===
 
 
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.
 
 
 
For example:
 
  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.  
*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
*Continue to search the various browse sections to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
 
  
If the locality where your ancestors lived is not listed in the browse choices, check this collection at a date to see if the locality where your ancestors lived has added to the collection.
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
  
Links to descriptions of film cataloging for parishes in Porto are found in the [https://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=548819&subject_disp=Portugal%2C+Porto%2C+Porto+%2D+Church+records&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch Library Catalog].  
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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 ==
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Porto 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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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]
  
*[http://www.diocese-porto.pt/ Diocese do Porto]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dprtp.html Diocese of Porto Hierarchy]
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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.
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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"Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing Porto District Archive.
  
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
 
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?==
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
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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== Known Issues with 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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Portugal-Porto-Catholic-Church-Records-1535-1949-known-issues&lang=en 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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"Portugal, Porto Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949," digital images ''FamilySearch''(https://familysearch.org: accessed 12 April 2012),Portugal, Porto Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 &gt; Viana de Castelo &gt; Ponte de Lima &gt;Ganda &gt; Sao Martinho &gt; baptismos 1823-1873 &gt; image 249 of 251, Jose Pereira, 23 July 1873; Several parishes in the Diocese of Porto.Parish records, 1535-1949. District Archive of Porto (Archivo Distrital do Porto), Porto, Portugal. Citing District Archive of Porto (Archivo Distrital do Porto), Parish registers, Diocese of Porto.
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Record Type: Church Records
Collection years: 1535-1949
Languages: Portuguese and Porto
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Diocese Católica do Porto, Portugal
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What is in This Collection?

This collection of church records includes the years 1535-1949.

This collection includes baptism, marriage, and burial records from the Catholic Diocese of Porto created at several parishes. It also includes an index of parish records for the city of Porto. These church records are housed at the Porto District Archives.These records are written in Portuguese. Additional images will be published as they become available.

Parish priests performed the baptisms, marriages, deaths and/or burials, and other holy sacraments in their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive; however, the older records were centralized in the archdiocesan archive. The records in our collection were acquired from the District Archive of Porto.

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

The Catholic Church parish records are an excellent source for genealogical research in the District of Porto. These may also be the only records available before the implementation of the civil registration in 1911.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. These images can be viewed by members of the supporting organization(s). The Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, the images are also available to all viewers at Arquivo Nacional (National Archive). For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Collection Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date, time and place of birth
  • Father's name, occupation, residence and origin
  • Mother's maiden name, residence and origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Godparents names, their civil status, occupation and residence

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

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

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Legitimacy of deceased
  • Residence and origin of deceased
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married
  • Names of parents if deceased is a minor
  • Parents' place of origin
  • Burial information

How Do I Search This 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.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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 look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "District"
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Civil Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" 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.

What Do I Do Next?

When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the parents’ birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

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

  • 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.).

For Help Reading These Records

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

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, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Porto District Archive.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Known Issues with This Collection

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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 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.