Portugal, Diocese of Guarda Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1928588 |title=Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911|location=Portugal}}  
 
{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1928588 |title=Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911|location=Portugal}}  
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== Image Visibility  ==
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Guarda,Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese da Guarda, Portugal.  
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'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese da Guarda, Portugal.'''
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Guarda, Portugal. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
 
The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Guarda, Portugal. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and the 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. 
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Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and the 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.  
 
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1928588/waypoints Browse].  
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Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances performed on parishioners by an authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction.  
 
Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances performed on parishioners by an authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction.  
  
 
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Guarda, 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.  
 
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Guarda, 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.  
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1928588/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The citation below refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records. Digital copies of originals are also housed in different regional offices throughout Costa Rica.  
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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.  
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Guarda District Archives.}}  
| text=<!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic churches in Guarda, Portugal. Catholic church records. Guarda District Archives, Portugal.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Guarda Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records) #Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Guarda Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
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</gallery> '''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
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</gallery> '''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of the baptism
*Name of child
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*Child's name and gender
*Date of birth and gender
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*Date, time and place of birth  
*Legitimacy
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*Parents’ names, occupation and origin
*Parents’ names, residence, and/or place of origin  
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*Paternal grandparents names, occupation and origin
*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
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*Maternal grandparents names, occupation and origin  
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*Names of godparents
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of marriage
*Names of the bride and groom
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*Groom's name and age
*Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
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*Groom's civil status and origin
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
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*Names of groom's parents, their residence and origin  
*Names of parents  
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*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's civil status and origin
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*Names of bride's parents, their residence and origin
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:'''  
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'''These death/burial records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Place and date of death
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*Name, age and gender of deceased
*Name of the deceased
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*Date and place of death
*Civil status of deceased person at time of death
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*Occupation, marital status and origin of deceased  
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Spouse's name, if married  
*Cause of death
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*Parents' names and residence if deceased is a minor child
*Sometimes names of living parents and children
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*Sometimes, burial information
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
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*Place of burial (cemetery)
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
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.  
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "Distrito" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Município" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Freguesia" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Paróquia" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category which takes you to the images.  
  
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.
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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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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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'''For example:'''
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*Use the baptism date and place to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate civil and land records.
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*The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*The parents' places of origin can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*Marriage date and place may help you find their children.
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*Burial place may also help to show their migration pattern.
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It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile baptism entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the baptism records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born, married, and died in the same place or nearby.
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'''Keep in mind:'''
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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“Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22588-17047-41?cc=1928588&amp;wc=12988256: accessed 29 June, 2012), Coimbra &gt; Pampilhosa da Serra &gt; Unhais-o-velho &gt; São Mateus &gt; Batismos 1788-1881 &gt; image 412 of 441 images, Emilia, 1879; citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra, Unhais-o-velho, Pampilhosa da Serra, Coimbra, Portugal.  
 
“Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22588-17047-41?cc=1928588&amp;wc=12988256: accessed 29 June, 2012), Coimbra &gt; Pampilhosa da Serra &gt; Unhais-o-velho &gt; São Mateus &gt; Batismos 1788-1881 &gt; image 412 of 441 images, Emilia, 1879; citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra, Unhais-o-velho, Pampilhosa da Serra, Coimbra, Portugal.  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
 
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Guarda,Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese da Guarda, Portugal.

Record Description

This collection of church records includes the years 1459-1911.

The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Guarda, Portugal. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.

Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and the 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.

Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances performed on parishioners by an authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction.

Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Guarda, 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, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Guarda District Archives.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These birth records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of the baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Date, time and place of birth
  • Parents’ names, occupation and origin
  • Paternal grandparents names, occupation and origin
  • Maternal grandparents names, occupation and origin
  • Names of godparents

These marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's civil status and origin
  • Names of groom's parents, their residence and origin
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's civil status and origin
  • Names of bride's parents, their residence and origin
  • Names of witnesses

These death/burial records usually contain the following information:

  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Occupation, marital status and origin of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names and residence if deceased is a minor child
  • Sometimes, burial information

How to Use the Records

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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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 This Collection

“Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22588-17047-41?cc=1928588&wc=12988256: accessed 29 June, 2012), Coimbra > Pampilhosa da Serra > Unhais-o-velho > São Mateus > Batismos 1788-1881 > image 412 of 441 images, Emilia, 1879; citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra, Unhais-o-velho, Pampilhosa da Serra, Coimbra, Portugal.