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Title in the Language of the Record
Portugal, Castelo Branco, Registros da Igreja Católica
This Collection will include records from 1714 to 1911.
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.
Key genealogical information found in most baptismal records:
- Date and place of baptism
- Name and gender of child
- Child's date and place of birth
- Father's name, occupation and origin
- Mother's maiden name, and origin
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
Key genealogical information found in most marriage records:
- Date and place of marriage
- Names of the groom and bride
- Groom's age, civil status, occupation and origin
- Groom's date and place of baptism
- Names of groom's parents
- Bride's age, civil status, occupation and origin
- Bride's date and place of baptism
- Names of bride's parents
- Names of the witnesses
Key genealogical information found in most deaths records:
- Name, age and gender of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Civil status and and place of origin
- Spouse's name, if married
- Parents' names, if deceased is a minor
- Names of children
- Burial information
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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.