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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1928589 |title=Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989|location=Portugal}}  
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== Image Visibility  ==
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viseu, Portugal.  
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'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viseu, Portugal.'''
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of church records includes the years 1523-1989.&nbsp;
  
 
The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Viseu, 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 are handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
 
The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Viseu, 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 are 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.&nbsp;  
 
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;  
 
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/1928589/waypoints Browse].
 
 
This collection of church records includes the years 1523-1989.&nbsp;
 
  
 
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 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 Viseu, 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 Viseu, 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.  
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1928589/waypoints Browse].
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Viseu District Archives.}}
  
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Viseu Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic parishes. Portugal, Viseu, Catholic church records. Viseu District Archives, Portugal.<!--bibdescend--> }}
 
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''  
Image:Portugal, Viseu, Baptism.JPG|Baptism Record
 
Image:Portugal, Viseu, Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Portugal, Viseu, Death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery> '''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
 
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place baptism
*Name of child
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*Child's name and gender
*Date of birth and gender
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*Child's birth date, time and place of birth  
*Legitimacy
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*Parents' names, civil status and origin  
*Parents’ names, residence, and/or places of origin  
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*Godparents’ names and their civil status
*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
 
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of marriage
*Names of the bride and groom
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*Groom's name and age
*Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
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*Groom's occupation, civil status, residence and origin
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
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*Names of groom's parents, their civil status and residence  
*Names of parents  
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*Bride's name and age
*Names of witnesses
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*Bride's occupation, civil status and origin
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*Names of bride's parents  
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*Names of witnesses, their occupation, civil status and residence
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:'''  
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'''These death/burial usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Place and date of death
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*Name, age and gender of deceased
*Name of the deceased
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*Date and place of death
*Civil status of deceased person at time of death
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*Civil status, residence and origin of deceased  
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Name of spouse, if married  
*Cause of death
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*Parents' names and their origin
*Sometimes names of living parents and children
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*Sometimes, a note regarding a testament (will)  
*Sometimes if the deceased left a testament (will)  
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*Burial information
*Place of burial (cemetery)
 
  
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought.
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "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.  
 
 
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
 
 
 
'''For example:'''
 
 
 
*Use the baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
 
*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
 
*The parents' places of&nbsp;origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Marriage date and place may help you find their children.
 
*Burial place may also help to show their migration pattern.
 
  
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in the same place or nearby.  
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.  
  
'''Keep in mind:'''
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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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 Viseu 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.  
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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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.  
 
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.  
  
=== Citation Examples for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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]].
  
"Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org https&nbsp;: accessed 14 June 2012), Guarda &gt; Guarda &gt; Vela &gt; Nossa Senhora de Graca &gt; Batismos 1869-1877 &gt; Image 4 of 86; Domingo Gomes, born 14 January 1869; citing Catholic parishes. Portugal, Viseu, Catholic church records. Viseu District Archives, Portugal.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in 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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"Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org https&nbsp;: accessed 14 June 2012), Guarda &gt; Guarda &gt; Vela &gt; Nossa Senhora de Graca &gt; Batismos 1869-1877 &gt; Image 4 of 86; Domingo Gomes, born 14 January 1869; citing Catholic parishes. Portugal, Viseu, Catholic church records. Viseu District Archives, Portugal.

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Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viseu, Portugal.

Record Description

This collection of church records includes the years 1523-1989. 

The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Viseu, 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 are 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 Viseu, 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 Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Viseu District Archives.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's birth date, time and place of birth
  • Parents' names, civil status and origin
  • Godparents’ names and their civil status

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

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

These death/burial usually contain the following information:

  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Civil status, residence and origin of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Parents' names and their origin
  • Sometimes, a note regarding a testament (will)
  • Burial information

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Nome do distrito" category
⇒ Select the "Nome do município" category
⇒ Select the "Nome da freguesia" category
⇒ Select the "Nome da paróquia" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Known Issues with This Collection

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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989," images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org https : accessed 14 June 2012), Guarda > Guarda > Vela > Nossa Senhora de Graca > Batismos 1869-1877 > Image 4 of 86; Domingo Gomes, born 14 January 1869; citing Catholic parishes. Portugal, Viseu, Catholic church records. Viseu District Archives, Portugal.