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Title in the Language of the Record

Portugal, Braga, Processos de Habilitação Sacerdotal

Record Description

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.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Application records may include the following information:

  • 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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For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

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Citation for This Collection

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911

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 Braga District Archives.

 

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