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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== Image Visibility  ==
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== 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  ==
  
This collection of church records includes the years 1459-1911.  
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This collection of church records includes the years 1459 to 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.  
 
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.  
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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.  
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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|title=Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911
 
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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.}}
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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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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
 
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<gallery>
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Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, baptism.JPG|Birth Record
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Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
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Image:Portugal, Guarda, CCR, death.jpg|Death Record
</gallery> '''These birth records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Birth records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of the baptism  
 
*Date and place of the baptism  
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*Names of godparents
 
*Names of godparents
  
'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''These death/burial records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death or burial records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
 
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
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.  
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.  
  
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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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To browse the collection by image''': <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page <br> ⇒Select the "District" category <br> ⇒Select the "Municipality" category <br> ⇒Select the "Civil Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.
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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.  
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'''When searching''':<br> 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.
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]
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*Learning Center Resources:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-1-portuguese-letters/213 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-words-and-names/215 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-portuguese-records/216 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 3]
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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=== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ===
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]
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[[Guarda#Maps|Maps for Guarda]]  
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]  
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*[http://www.diocesedaguarda.pt/ Diocese da Guarda]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records|Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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*[[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]  
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Guarda]]  
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*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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== How You Can Contribute  ==
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
  
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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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Guarda District Archives.}} <br>
  
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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in 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.
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Latest revision as of 00:36, 1 July 2015

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

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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 to 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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911.

Record Content

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

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

Death or 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

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Civil Parish" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category 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.

When searching:
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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.


Unable to Find your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
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Don't overlook FHL Place Portugal, Guarda items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Guarda items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Portugal Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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.

Related Websites

Maps for Guarda

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

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.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Guarda District Archives.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911.




 

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