Portugal, Beja District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID2001878 |title=Portugal, Beja Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911|location=Portugal}}<br>  
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID2001878 |title=Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911|location=Portugal}}<br>  
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== Image Visibility  ==
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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, Beja, Catholic Church Records collection is available to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Beja, Portugal.
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Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Beja, Portugal  
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This is a collection of Catholic Church baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the year of 1881-1911, which were created in parishes of the District of Beja, Portugal. The ecclesiastical jurisdiction for the District of Beja is the Diocese of Beja. This District is divided into 13 municipalities (municípios):  
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These Catholic Church records were created by parishes primarily in the district of Beja but also in the districts of Évora, Faro, and Setúbal, all of which are housed in the Arquivo Distrital de Beja. This collection includes: baptisms, marriages, and deaths between the years 1550 - 1911. Additional images will be published as they become available. This District of Beja is divided into 13 municipalities (municípios):  
  
 
*Aljustrel  
 
*Aljustrel  
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The records were handwritten in Portuguese. Parishes in the District of Beja are part of the Beja 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 Beja District Archive. Not all localities may be represented at once. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
 
The records were handwritten in Portuguese. Parishes in the District of Beja are part of the Beja 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 Beja District Archive. Not all localities may be represented at once. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
  
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2001878/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2001878/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.  
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}  
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[[Portugal, Beja District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[Portugal, Beja District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
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'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Some key genealogical facts found in baptism records are:'''  
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*Date and place of baptism  
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child's date and place of birth
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*Parents' names, their occupation and origin
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*Names of paternal grandparents
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*Names of maternal grandparents
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*Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation
  
*Date and place of the event
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'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
*Name of child
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*Date of birth and gender
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*Legitimacy
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*Parents’ names, residence, and/or places of origin
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*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
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'''Some key genealogical facts found in marriage records are:'''
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*Date and place of marriage
 
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*Date and place of the event
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*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
*Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
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*Groom's age, date and place of birth
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
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*Groom's baptismal date and place
*Names of parents  
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*Groom's occupation, civil status and origin  
*Names of witnesses
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Bride's age, date and place of birth
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*Bride's baptismal date and place
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*Bride's occupation, civil status and origin
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*Names of bride's parents  
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*Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation and residence
  
'''Some key genealogical facts found in death records are:'''  
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'''Death records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
*Name of the deceased  
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*Name, age and gender of deceased  
*Civil status of deceased person at time of death
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*Occupation, civil status, origin and residence of deceased  
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Spouse's name, if married  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
*Sometimes names of living parents and children
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*Parents' names, occupation and origin
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
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*Sometimes, burial information
*Place of burial (cemetery)
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "District" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Municipality" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Civil Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.<br>
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
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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:  
  
*The place where the event occurred
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
*The name and surname of the person
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
*The approximate date of the event
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
*The name of the parents or spouse
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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====For Help Reading These Records====
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the
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following wiki articles:
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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Keep in mind:
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Beja District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2001878/waypoints Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911]
  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch 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]].
 
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Revision as of 17:20, 18 October 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

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, Beja, Catholic Church Records collection is available 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

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Beja, Portugal

Record Description

These Catholic Church records were created by parishes primarily in the district of Beja but also in the districts of Évora, Faro, and Setúbal, all of which are housed in the Arquivo Distrital de Beja. This collection includes: baptisms, marriages, and deaths between the years 1550 - 1911. Additional images will be published as they become available. This District of Beja is divided into 13 municipalities (municípios):

  • Aljustrel
  • Almodôvar
  • Alvito
  • Barrancos
  • Beja
  • Castro Verde
  • Cuba
  • Ferreira do Alentejo
  • Mértola
  • Moura
  • Ourique
  • Serpa
  • Vidigueira

The records were handwritten in Portuguese. Parishes in the District of Beja are part of the Beja 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 Beja District Archive. Not all localities may be represented at once. Additional images will be published as they become available.

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 Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names, their occupation and origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

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

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Occupation, civil status, origin and residence of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names, occupation and origin
  • Sometimes, burial information

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "District" category
⇒ Select the "Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Civil Parish" category
⇒ Select the "Parish" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category 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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Portuguese Genealogical Word List

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

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