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Title in the Language of the Record
Portugal, Évora, Registros da Iglesia Católica
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.
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.
Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
- "Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1909." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Évora District Archive.
Baptismal 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 grandparents and their origin
- Maternal grandparents and their origin
- Name of godfather, his occupation and origin
- Name of godmother, her 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
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⇒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.
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:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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Related Wiki Articles
- Portugal Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Portugal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Portugal Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
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