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Title in the Language of the Record

Portugal, Évora, Registros da Iglesia Católica

Record Description

Copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records created by the Catholic Church and housed at the Évora District Archive in Portugal.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Catholic parishes in Evora. Portugal, Evora, Catholic Church Records. Evora District Archive, Portugal.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical information found in most baptismal records:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of the person baptized
  • Gender and date of birth or age
  • If legitimate or illegitimate
  • Parents’ names and residence or places of origin
  • Names of the paternal and maternal grandparents
  • Names of the godparents

Key genealogical information found in most marriage records:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Sometimes their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
  • Places of origin or residence of the bride and groom
  • Parents’ names and their civil statuses
  • Names of the witnesses

Key genealogical information found in most deaths records:

  • Place and date where the person died
  • Name of the deceased
  • Civil status and name of the spouse, if married at the time of death
  • Place of burial
  • Parents’ names
  • Cause of death

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Record” ⇒Select the “County” ⇒Select the “Volume and Year” 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.

It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in the same place or nearby.

Keep in mind:

  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections. 

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires. When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.


 

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