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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1928589 |title=Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989|location=Portugal}}  
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|title=Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989
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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== Image Visibility  ==
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== 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  ==
  
This collection of church records includes the years 1523-1989.&nbsp;
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This collection of church records includes the years 1523 to 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.  
 
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;
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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 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.  
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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.  
  
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]link from the collection landing page.
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{{Collection Browse Link
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989
 
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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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Viseu District Archives.}}  
 
 
 
[[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.]]
 
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
  
 
*Date and place baptism  
 
*Date and place baptism  
 
*Child's name and gender  
 
*Child's name and gender  
*Child's birth date, time and place of birth
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*Child's birth date, time, and place
*Parents' names, civil status and origin  
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*Parents' names, civil status, and origin  
 
*Godparents’ names and their civil status
 
*Godparents’ names and their civil status
  
'''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  
 
*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's name and age  
*Groom's occupation, civil status, residence and origin  
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*Groom's occupation, civil status, residence, and origin  
 
*Names of groom's parents, their civil status and residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents, their civil status and residence  
 
*Bride's name and age  
 
*Bride's name and age  
*Bride's occupation, civil status and origin  
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*Bride's occupation, civil status, and origin  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
*Names of witnesses, their occupation, civil status and residence
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*Names of witnesses, their occupation, civil status, and residence
  
'''Death/burial usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death or burial records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
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*Name, age, and gender of deceased  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
*Civil status, residence and origin of deceased  
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*Civil status, residence, and origin of deceased  
 
*Name of spouse, if married  
 
*Name of spouse, if married  
 
*Parents' names and their origin  
 
*Parents' names and their origin  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
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===Search the Collection===
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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.
  
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 "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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'''When searching''':<br>
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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.  
  
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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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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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]
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]  
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[[Viseu#Maps|Maps of Viseu]]
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
 
*[http://www.diocesedeviseu.pt/ Diocese de Viseu]
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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*[[Portugal]]
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*[[Viseu]]
 
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
 
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
 
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citations for This Collection==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called [[Transfer_the_Information#Cite_Your_Sources|citing 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.
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'''Collection citation''':<br>
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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.}} <br>
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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.
 
  
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&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 to 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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989.

Record Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

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

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

Death or burial records 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

Search the Collection

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:

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

Maps of Viseu

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing 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, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Viseu 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, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989.