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

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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.  
  
== Citation for This Collection ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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== Record Content  ==
  
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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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
  
=== Record Content  ===
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
'''Some key genealogical facts found in baptism 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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*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 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  ==
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===Search the Collection===
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'''To browse the collection by image''':<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>
  
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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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.  
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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'''When searching''':<br>
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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.
  
*The place where the event occurred
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
*The name and surname of the person
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*The approximate date of the event
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*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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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]
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*Learning Center Resources:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-1-portuguese-letters/213 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-words-and-names/215 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-portuguese-records/216 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 3]
  
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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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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.  
*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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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*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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*[[Beja#Maps|Maps of Beja]]
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*[[Beja#History|Histories of Beja]]
 
*[http://adbja.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Beja Archive (Portuguese)]  
 
*[http://adbja.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Beja Archive (Portuguese)]  
*[http://www.diocese-beja.pt/site/index.php Diocese of Beja (Portuguese)]
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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*[[Portugal]]
[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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*[[Beja]]
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*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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==Citations for This Collection==
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called [[Transfer_the_Information#Cite_Your_Sources|citing 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.
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.  
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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 Examples for Records Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections  =====
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''The following are examples of records found in different collections. Please help FamilySearch Wiki by replacing these examples with a citation for a record you have found in this collection.''
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'''''Example for a Browsed Collection:''''' “Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 28 February, 2012), Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Beja District Archives.}}<br>
  
''When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to '''Citation Examples for Records Found in This Collection''' (Heading 3).''
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Revision as of 19:57, 29 July 2014

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

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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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911.

Record Content

Baptism 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

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒ 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.

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.

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 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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Don't overlook FHL Place Portugal, Beja items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Beja items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Portugal Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

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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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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing 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:

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

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 Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911.