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Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Portalegre, Portugal.

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1859 to 1911.

This is a collection of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the year of 1911 from parishes in the District of Portalegre, which is divided into 15 municipalities (municípios):

  • Alter do Chão (Vila)
  • Arronches (Vila)
  • Avis (Vila)
  • Campo Maior (Vila)
  • Castelo de Vide (Vila)
  • Crato (Vila)
  • Elvas (Cidade)
  • Fronteira (Vila)
  • Gavião (Vila)
  • Marvão (Vila)
  • Monforte (Vila)
  • Nisa (Vila)
  • Ponte de Sôr (Cidade)
  • Portalegre (Cidade)
  • Sousel (Vila)

This collection includes records for two municipalities that are currently under Spanish rule. The municipality of Olivença (Olivenza) and its parishes of Santa Maria do Castelo (Santa María del Castillo), Santa Maria Madalena (Santa María Magdalena), São Bento da Contenda (San Benito de la Contienda), São Domingos de Gusmão (Santo Domingo de Guzmán), São Jorge da Lor (San Jorge de Alor), and Vila Real (Villarreal) together with the municipality of Talega (Táliga) and its parish of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción) used to be under Portuguese rule. The records published in this collection corresponding to the parishes mentioned above were handwritten in Portuguese while the parishes were under Portuguese rule.

Parishes in the District of Portalegre are part of the Portalegre-Castelo Branco Diocese. Each parish priest kept the original register in the parish archive and a duplicate copy was later sent to the Diocesan Archive to keep the records centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. However, this collection of records is housed at the Portalegre District Archive.

For locations with image viewing access, select the Browse link from the collection landing page to view the images.

Record Content

Baptismal records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Father name, occupation and origin
  • Mother's maiden name and origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation
  • Sometimes, a spouse's name appears in the margin
  • Sometimes, a death date appears in the margin

Marriage records may contain the following information:

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

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Marital status, occupation and origin of deceased
  • Parents' names and their origin if deceased is a minor child
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, a note if there is a testament (will)
  • Burial information

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection 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.

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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Citation for This Collection

For locations with image viewing access,

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, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911.

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, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.



 

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