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Title in the Language of the Record
Portugal, Braga, Processos de Habilitação Sacerdotal
This collection includes 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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Application records may include the following information:
- Applicant's full name
- Applicant's legitimacy
- Parents' names
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
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- “Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, Priest Application Files, 1596-1911.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Braga District Archives.
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