Portugal, Coimbra Testaments (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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Testamentos de Coimbra, Portugal  
 
Testamentos de Coimbra, Portugal  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection of notary public wills includes the years 1561-1900.  
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This collection of notary public wills includes the years 1801-1935. 
 
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== Record Description  ==
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This collection contains testaments created in the presence of notaries and housed at the Coimbra University Archive (Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra). Additional images will be published as they become available. These records are handwritten in Portuguese and in narrative style. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
 
This collection contains testaments created in the presence of notaries and housed at the Coimbra University Archive (Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra). Additional images will be published as they become available. These records are handwritten in Portuguese and in narrative style. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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A testament is a document that sets forth a person's wishes for the disposition of their property after death. Testaments (wills) in Portugal are written and kept by a notary public. A person wanting to leave a will after death goes to a notary public anywhere in Portugal and, after presenting legal identification, can start composing his will with the help of the notary public. The notary agency keeps the original document and a copy is given to the testator. The testator may also register a will in the Conservatória dos Registros Centrais (Central Conservatory of Records) in Lisbon. This entity keeps an index of registered wills and the place where it was written and kept.
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For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1928597/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in testaments (wills) may include:  
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Image:Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments.JPG|Testament 
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</gallery> '''Testaments (wills) usually contain the following information:'''
  
 
*Name of notary public  
 
*Name of notary public  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Testaments were created in chronological order in a book kept by the notary public. If you have an approximate date of death for your ancestor, you may search the wills by date. Information in wills can help to find out the type of life or type of individual the ancestor was, can also give information not found in other records.  
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To search the collection image by image,<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Volume number and Years" which takes you to the images.  
  
== Record History  ==
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
  
A testament is a document that sets forth a person's wishes for the disposition of their property after death. Testaments (wills) in Portugal are written and kept by a notary public. A person wanting to leave a will after death goes to a notary public anywhere in Portugal and, after presenting legal identification, can start composing his will with the help of the notary public. The notary agency keeps the original document and a copy is given to the testator. The testator may also register a will in the Conservatória dos Registros Centrais (Central Conservatory of Records) in Lisbon. This entity keeps an index of registered wills and the place where it was written and kept.  
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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Testaments were created in chronological order in a book kept by the notary public. If you have an approximate date of death for your ancestor, you may search the wills by date. Information in wills can help to find out the type of life or type of individual the ancestor was, can also give information not found in other records.
  
Generally, people that have any assets, fortune, or&nbsp;property want to divide the fortune among family members, make donations to institutions, etc. in writing.
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When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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*The place where the event occurred
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*The name and surname of the person
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*The approximate date of the event
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*The name of the parents or spouse
  
The genealogical data entered in a will is that of the testator, the dividing of goods, and the heirs. The information written by the notary public depends on the knowledge of the testator. This information may be correct as it may have some errors if the person was relying on memory.
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
  
== Related Websites ==
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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== Related Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.irn.mj.pt/sections/irn/area-notarial/docs-comuns/testamento/ Instituto dos registros e do notariado]  
 
*[http://www.irn.mj.pt/sections/irn/area-notarial/docs-comuns/testamento/ Instituto dos registros e do notariado]  
 
*[http://www.successions-europe.eu/pt/portugal/topics/how-is-a-will-drawn-up-and-can-i-register-it/ Sucessões na Europa]
 
*[http://www.successions-europe.eu/pt/portugal/topics/how-is-a-will-drawn-up-and-can-i-register-it/ Sucessões na Europa]
 
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Portugal Websites]]  
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*[[Portugal|Portugal]]
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*[[Portugal Notary Records|Portugal Notary Records]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1928597/waypoints Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935]
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
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*"Delaware Marriage Records," index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 4 March 2011, entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 21 March 2011, entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->Portugal. Coimbra Notary Public Offices. Testaments (wills), 1561-1900. Coimbra University Archive (Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra), Coimbra, Portugal. <!--bibdescend-->
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
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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.  
  
Detailed instructions for adding citations are also listed in the wiki article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra.}}

Revision as of 22:45, 31 March 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Testamentos de Coimbra, Portugal

Record Description

This collection of notary public wills includes the years 1801-1935. 

This collection contains testaments created in the presence of notaries and housed at the Coimbra University Archive (Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra). Additional images will be published as they become available. These records are handwritten in Portuguese and in narrative style. Additional images will be published as they become available.

A testament is a document that sets forth a person's wishes for the disposition of their property after death. Testaments (wills) in Portugal are written and kept by a notary public. A person wanting to leave a will after death goes to a notary public anywhere in Portugal and, after presenting legal identification, can start composing his will with the help of the notary public. The notary agency keeps the original document and a copy is given to the testator. The testator may also register a will in the Conservatória dos Registros Centrais (Central Conservatory of Records) in Lisbon. This entity keeps an index of registered wills and the place where it was written and kept.

For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Testaments (wills) usually contain the following information:
  • Name of notary public
  • Date and place issued
  • Name of testator
  • Place of residence and sometimes place of origin
  • Age or date of birth
  • Spouse’s name and age or birth date
  • Names of heirs and their ages or birth date and place of residence

How to Use the Records

To search the collection image by image,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume number and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Testaments were created in chronological order in a book kept by the notary public. If you have an approximate date of death for your ancestor, you may search the wills by date. Information in wills can help to find out the type of life or type of individual the ancestor was, can also give information not found in other records.

When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • 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

For Help Reading These Records

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

Portuguese Genealogical Word List

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Portugal, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935

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: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


Citation for This Collection

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, Coimbra, Testaments, 1801-1935." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra.