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

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Revision as of 17:45, 16 March 2012

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


Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Beja, Portugal.

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):

  • 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.

Record Content

Some key genealogical facts found in baptism records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of child
  • Date of birth and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents’ names, residence, and/or places of origin
  • Names of witnesses or godparents’ names

Some key genealogical facts found in marriage records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
  • Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Some key genealogical facts found in death records are:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Civil status of deceased person at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Sometimes names of living parents and children
  • Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
  • Place of burial (cemetery)

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Citation for This Collection

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.

Portugal. Catholic Church Parishes in the Beja District. Parish records, 1881-1911. Arquivo Distrital de Beja, Beja, Portugal.

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Citation Examples for Records Found in FamilySearch Historical Collections

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“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([1]: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.

Example for a Browsed Collection: “Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch ([2]: accessed 28 February, 2012), Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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