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Access the records: Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 .
Title in the Language of the Record
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Registros da Igreja Católica
Copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records created by Catholic parishes in the district of Castelo Branco. Additional images will be published as they become available.
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- Catholic Parishes in Castelo Branco. Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records. Dioceses in Castelo Branco, Portugal.
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Key genealogical information found in most baptismal records:
- Date and place of the event
- Name of the person baptized
- Gender and date of birth or age
- If legitimate or illegitimate
- Parents’ names and residence or places of origin
- Names of the paternal and maternal grandparents
- Names of the godparents
Key genealogical information found in most marriage records:
- Date and place of the event
- Names of the bride and groom
- Sometimes their civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) at the time of the event
- Places of origin or residence of the bride and groom
- Parents’ names and their civil statuses
- Names of the witnesses
Key genealogical information found in most deaths records:
- Place and date where the person died
- Name of the deceased
- Civil status and name of the spouse, if married at the time of death
- Place of burial
- Parents’ names
- Cause of death
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- The place where the event occurred
- The name and surname of the person
- The approximate date of the event
- The name of the parents or spouse
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“Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911,” images, FamilySearch (https://ds.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-29383-860-49?cc=2013604&wc=MMMS-CD4:475141853: accessed 10 July, 2012), Castelo Branco > Castelo Branco > Cebolais de Cima > Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres > Batismos 1899 > image 16 of 21 images, Anna, 1899; citing Paróquia de Castelo Branco, Castelo Branco, Portugal.
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