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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, Évora, 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 Record

Portugal, Évora, Registros da Iglesia Católica

Record Description

This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptism, marriage, and death or burial records from the Evora area in Portugal. The records range from 1533 to 1912. Copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records created by the Catholic Church and housed at the Évora District Archive in Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912.

Record Content

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Siblings of child being baptized
  • Parents' names
  • Paternal and maternal grandparents and their origin
  • Name of godparents, including occupation and origin

Marriage records may contain the following information:

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

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Marital status and origin of deceased
  • Sometimes, name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, names of parents if deceased is a minor
  • Burial information

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the “District”
⇒Select the “Municipality”
⇒Select the “Civil Parish”
⇒Select the “Parish”
⇒Select the “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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

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Don't overlook FHL Place Portugal, Évora items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Évora items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Portugal Archives and Libraries.

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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, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Évora District Archive.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912.

 

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