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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== Image Visibility  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== 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):  
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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 - 1913. 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]link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation
 
*Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation
  
'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation and residence
 
*Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation and residence
  
'''Death records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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>
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.  
  
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:
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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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>
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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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.
  
These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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'''When searching''':<br> 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.
  
[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]  
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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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]
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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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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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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=== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ===
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://adbja.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Beja Archive (Portuguese)]  
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*[[Beja#Maps|Maps of Beja]]
*[http://www.diocese-beja.pt/site/index.php Diocese of Beja (Portuguese)]
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*[[Beja#History|Histories of Beja]]  
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*[http://adbja.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Beja Archive (Portuguese)]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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*[[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]
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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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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]
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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 for This Collection  ===
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite 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.
  
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''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Beja District Archives.}}<br>
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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Latest revision as of 19:23, 30 April 2015

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 - 1913. 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, 1550-1913.

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

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

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:

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).


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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

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.


Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite 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, 1550-1913." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. 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, 1550-1913.

 

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