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

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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 de Lamego, Portugal.  
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'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Lamego, Portugal.'''
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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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.&nbsp;  
 
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.&nbsp;  
  
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.&nbsp;
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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.
  
 
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/1928591/waypoints Browse].  
 
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/1928591/waypoints Browse].  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== 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.
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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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[[Portugal, Diocese of Lamego Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
 
[[Portugal, Diocese of Lamego 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 ==
  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
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*Place of burial (cemetery)
 
*Place of burial (cemetery)
  
== How to Use the&nbsp;Records ==
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== 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>
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒ Select the "Nome do distrito" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Nome do município" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Nome da freguesia" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Nome da paróquia" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category which takes you to the images<br>
  
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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*Use the baptism date and place to find the family in census 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&nbsp;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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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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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
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“Portugal, Diocese of Lamengo Church Records, 1529-1916,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-26922-34450-22?cc=1928591&wc=MMR1-X3T:n1256157639: accessed 4 September, 2012), Viseu > Vila Nova de Paiva > Fráguas > Sao Pelágio > Obitos 1910 > image 5 of 8 images, Anna Lopes, 1910; citing freguesia de Fraguas, Vila Nova de Paiva, Viseu, Portugal.
 
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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.
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Revision as of 19:51, 4 September 2012

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

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Lamego, Portugal.

Record Description

The records included in this collection are of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Lamego, 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, they are generally in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style; newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.

Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Lamego, 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. 

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.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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.

Diocese of Lamego. Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic church records. Catholic Diocese of Lamego, Portugal.

Digital copies of originals are also housed in different regional offices throughout Costa Rica.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of child
  • Date of birth and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents’ names, residence, places of origin
  • Names of witnesses or godparents

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
  • Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Civil status of deceased person at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Sometimes names of living parents and children
  • Sometimes if the deceased left a testament (will)
  • Place of burial (cemetery)

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 "Nome do distrito" category
⇒ Select the "Nome do município" category
⇒ Select the "Nome da freguesia" category
⇒ Select the "Nome da 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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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Portugal, Diocese of Lamengo Church Records, 1529-1916,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-26922-34450-22?cc=1928591&wc=MMR1-X3T:n1256157639: accessed 4 September, 2012), Viseu > Vila Nova de Paiva > Fráguas > Sao Pelágio > Obitos 1910 > image 5 of 8 images, Anna Lopes, 1910; citing freguesia de Fraguas, Vila Nova de Paiva, Viseu, Portugal.