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Title in the Language of the Record

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Record Description

Copies of civil registration marriage and death records housed at the Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. Additional images will be published as they become available.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Coimbra Province clerks. Portugal, Coimbra, civil registration. Archives of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are: • Place and date of registration • Name of groom • Groom’s place of origin and residence • Groom’s age • Groom’s marital status • Name of bride • Bride’s place of origin and residence • Bride’s age • Bride’s marital status • Groom’s parents' names and their place of origin • Bride’s parents' names and their place of origin The key genealogical facts found in most death records are: • Place and date of death • Name of deceased person • Deceased place of origin • Deceased age at time of death • Deceased marital status, name of spouse if married • Cause of death • Deceased place of residence • Place of burial • Parents’ names and their place of origin

How to Use the Record

Some records have indexes at the end of the volume. Frequently, these indexes are arranged by the given name of the individual and sometimes use the Latin form of the name. Those volumes without indexes need to be searched chronologically for the individuals sought. Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Use the locator information in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination. Be aware that as with any index, transcription errors may occur. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about other people listed in the record. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires. When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.


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