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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica na Diocese de Aveiro, Portugal.
This collection of Catholic Church parish records from Aveiro covers the years 1550 to 1911.
This is a collection of digital copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records from the Aveiro District Archives in Portugal. Most of the records are handwritten in narrative style; only in later years do the records appear handwritten in formatted registers. The text of the records is in Portuguese.
Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and other holy sacraments in the jurisdiction of their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest. However, a duplicate of these registers was regularly sent to the diocesan archive, where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation.
These Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, and burial, and other ordinances that were performed by the authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction.
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Aveiro, Portugal, before 1911 when the civil registration was implemented. For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.
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, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Aveiro District Archives.
These baptismal records usually contain the following information:
- Date and place of the baptism
- 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
These marriage records usually contain the following information:
- Date and place of the marriage
- Names of the bride and groom
- Names of the groom's parents
- Names of the bride's parents
- Names of the witnesses
These death records usually contain the following information:
- Date and place of death
- Name, age and gender of deceased
- Marital status and occupation of deceased
- Name of the spouse, if married
- Parents' names and their place of origin
- Burial information
How to Use the Record
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Distrito" category
⇒ Select the "Município" category
⇒ Select the "Freguesia" category
⇒ Select the "Paróquia" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one 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.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911," digital images, FamilySearch, https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 April 2012, entry for Maria Gomes, died 25 April 1760; citing Portugal, Igreja Católica-Diocese de Aveiro, Registros paroquiais, 1550-1911, Arquivo Distrital de Aveiro, Portugal.