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

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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, Diocese of Lamego, 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  ==
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Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Lamego, Portugal.  
 
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Lamego, Portugal.  
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This collection of church records includes the years 1532-1911.  
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This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Lamego for the years 1532-1911 it includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; 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 original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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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.&nbsp;
  
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.
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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;  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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.
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''
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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/1928591/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
  
*Date and place of the event
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== Record Content  ==
*Name of child
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*Date of birth and gender
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*Legitimacy
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*Parents’ names, residence, places of origin
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*Names of witnesses or godparents
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''  
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'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child's date and place of birth
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*Parents’ names and origin
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*Names of paternal grandparents
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*Names of Maternal grandparents
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*Names of godparents
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'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Date and place of the event  
 
*Date and place of the event  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:'''  
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'''Death/burial records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
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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> ⇒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<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. Keep in mind:
  
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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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
For example:
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
  
*Use the baptism date and place to find the family in census records.  
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
*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&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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*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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[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
  
Keep in mind:
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Lamego Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org 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.  
*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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== Record History  ==
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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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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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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.  
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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*[[Portugal]]
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*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
  
 
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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/1928591/waypoints Portugal, Lamego, Diocesan Records, 1529-1916]
  
 
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.  
  
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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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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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection::  ====
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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 for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Portugal. Igreja Católica-Diocese de Lamego. Registros paroquiais, 1532-1911. Arquivo Distrital de Lamego, Portugal.<!--bibdescend-->
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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.  
  
Digital copies of originals are also housed in different regional offices throughout Costa Rica.  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Lamego, Diocesan Records, 1529-1916." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Diocese of Lamego.}}
  
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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<br> [[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.]]

Revision as of 16:07, 21 November 2013

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, Diocese of Lamego, 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 de Lamego, Portugal.

Record Description

This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Lamego for the years 1532-1911 it includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; 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 original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were 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 Browselink from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents’ names and origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of Maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • 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

Death/burial records usually contain the following information:

  • 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 "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

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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Portuguese Genealogical Word List

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

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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, Lamego, Diocesan Records, 1529-1916

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 Help: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, Lamego, Diocesan Records, 1529-1916." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Diocese of Lamego.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.