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Title in the Language of the Record

República de Cabo Verde, Registros Paroquiais

Record Description

This collection includes baptism, marriage, and death records from Catholic Church parishes on the islands of Cape Verde and date from 1898 to 1914. These records are housed at the Arquivo Nacional de Cabo Verde.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Republic of Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1946.

Record Content

Baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Name of parents
  • Birthdate of child
  • Birthplace of child

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Name of groom
  • Name of bride
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Place of death
  • Date of death

How to Use the Record

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, age, an estimated event (birth/baptism, marriage, death/burial) year, and family relationships.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the 'Island' category
⇒ Select the 'Civil 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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Tips to Keep in Mind

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 women, burial records may be filed using their maiden name, so they may not be found by searching the married name.

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Contributions to this Article

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite 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:

"Cape Verde Islands, Catholic Church Records, 1834-1913." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Arquivo Nacional de Cabo Verde, República de Cabo Verde [National Archive of Cabo Verde, Republic of Cape Verde].

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 Cape Verde Islands, Catholic Church Records, 1834-1913.


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