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Access the records: Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911 .
Title in the Language of the Record
Portugal, Braga, Processos de Habilitação Sacerdotal
This collection will include records from 1596 to 1911.
The collection includes priest application files created by the Catholic Church in the district of Braga. These files consist of documentation created during the process of proving the applicant's eligibility to become a member of the Catholic clergy, including genealogies and pedigrees. The text of the records is in Portuguese.
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Citation for This Collection
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
- “Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, Priest Application Files, 1596-1911.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Braga.
Records may include:
- Applicant's full name
- Applicant's legitimacy
- Parents' names
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
How to Use the Record
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⇒Select the "Distrito" category
⇒Select the "Município" category
⇒Select the "Freguesia" category
⇒Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category which takes you to the images.
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- 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.
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