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| title= Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989
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| title_language = Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viseu, Portugal
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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, 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.  
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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(s). The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viseu, Portugal.'''
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This collection of church records includes the years 1523 to 1989.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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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. These records are written in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.
  
This collection of church records includes the years 1523-1989. 
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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.  
 
 
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 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].
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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{{Collection Browse Link
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|CID= CID1928589
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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.
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== Collection Content ==
  
{{Collection citation| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic parishes. Portugal, Viseu, Catholic church records. Viseu District Archives, Portugal.<!--bibdescend--> }}
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
  
[[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.]]
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*Date and place baptism  
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
<gallery>
 
Image:Portugal, Viseu, Baptism.JPG|Baptism Record
 
Image:Portugal, Viseu, Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Portugal, Viseu, Death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>
 
'''key genealogical facts found in most baptismal records include:'''
 
 
 
*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
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:'''  
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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  
 
*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
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*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
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*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
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records include:'''  
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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
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*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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*Burial information
 
*Burial information
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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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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'''To browse the collection by image''
  
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.  
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⇒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.  
  
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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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.  
  
== Known Issues with This Collecton  ==
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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.
  
{{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.  
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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:
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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]
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== Tips to Keep in Mind  ==
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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.
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== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ==
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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.).
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*[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]
 
*[http://www.diocesedeviseu.pt/ Diocese de Viseu]
 
  
== 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 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.
  
*[[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:
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Viseu District Archives.}}  
  
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}}
  
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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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
=== 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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{{Contributor invite}}
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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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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1523-1989
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viseu, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Viseu District Archives


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(s). The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

What is in This Collection?

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. These records are written 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.

To Browse This Collection

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

Collection 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 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.

'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.


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.).


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, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. 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.

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