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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, Vila Real, 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. <br>'''NOTE''': The images for the Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 collection are available online.
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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  ==
 
 
 
'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Diocese da Vila Real, Portugal.'''
 
  
== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This article covers the church records for Vila Real that were published in two separate collections; one collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575-1975, housed at the Diocesan Archive and the collection Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records for 1533-1941, housed at the District Archive of Vila Real. These are records of marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the Diocese of Vila Real, Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style and newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
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This article covers the church records for Vila Real that were published in two separate collections: (1) collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575 to 1992, housed at the Diocesan Archive, and (2) Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records for 1533-1941, housed at the District Archive of Vila Real. These are records of marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the Diocese of Vila Real, Portugal. These records are written in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style and 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.&nbsp;
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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&nbsp;
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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.
  
 
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Vila Real, 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 Vila Real, 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 the Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1928592/waypoints Browse].
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in the Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1976140/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published on FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection Browse Link
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== Collection Contents ==
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real 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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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
 
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Groom's birth date and place of birth  
*Groom's baptismal date and place of baptism  
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*Groom's baptism date and place of baptism  
 
*Groom's civil status and residence  
 
*Groom's civil status and residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Bride's name and age  
 
*Bride's name and age  
 
*Bride's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Bride's birth date and place of birth  
*Bride's baptismal date and place of baptism  
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*Bride's baptism date and place of baptism  
 
*Bride's civil status and residence  
 
*Bride's civil status and residence  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''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  
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
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*Name, age, and gender of deceased  
 
*Civil status and origin of deceased  
 
*Civil status and origin of deceased  
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
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*Burial information
 
*Burial information
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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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 <br>
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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/1928592 Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
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 "Nome do distrito" category<br>⇒ Select the "Nome do município" category<br>⇒ Select the "Nome da freguesia" category<br>⇒ Select the "Nome da paróquia" category<br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category which takes you to the images<br>
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1976140 Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see 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.
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== For Help Reading These Records  ==
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real 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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*[[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]
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Tips to Keep in Mind ==
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]
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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.  
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.  
*[http://www.diocesedevilareal.pt/ Diocese de Vila Real]
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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==What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ==
  
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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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.).
  
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== 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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'''Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992'''
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''Collection citation'':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.}} <br>
  
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'''Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941'''
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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''Collection citation'':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1992." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.}} <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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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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==How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?==
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"Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975," images. ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 21 June 2012) Vila Real &gt; Alijo &gt; Vile Verde &gt; Santa Marinha &gt; Obitos 1913-1973 &gt; image 117 of 150; Louisa Rodriguez, date of death 16 October 1963, age 60, citing Catholic parishes in Vila Real. Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church records. Vila Real District Archive, Portugal.
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Vila Real, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1575-1992
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Diocese da Vila Real, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Catholic Diocese of Vila Real


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 article covers the church records for Vila Real that were published in two separate collections: (1) collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575 to 1992, housed at the Diocesan Archive, and (2) Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records for 1533-1941, housed at the District Archive of Vila Real. These are records of marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the Diocese of Vila Real, Portugal. These records are written in Portuguese. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style and 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.

Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Vila Real, 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, Vila Real, Diocesan Records 1575-1992.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941.

Collection Contents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's baptism date and place of baptism
  • Groom's civil status and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Bride's baptism date and place of baptism
  • Bride's civil status and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age, and gender of deceased
  • Civil status and origin of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names, if deceased is a minor
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.


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.).


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.

Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.

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, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992.


Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.

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, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941.


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