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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of Catholic Church parish records from Arrentela and Seixal in the municipality of Setubal covers the period of 1581 to 1910.
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This collection of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for Catholic Church parish records from parishes in Setubal covers the period of 1555-1911.  
 
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The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and deaths from the parishes of Nossa Senhora da Consolação (a patrimony building) in the city of Arrentela in Seixal, Setubal, Portugal and Nossa Senhora da Conceição in the city of Seixal in Seixal, Setubal, Portugal.  
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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.  
 
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.  
  
Parish priests recorded the baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials; they administered the baptisms, witnessed the marriages and gave nuptial blessings, and administered 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 pastor. 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;It is unknown whether this collection is from the parish record or from the diocesan transcript.  
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Parish priests recorded the baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials; they administered the baptisms, witnessed the marriages and gave nuptial blessings, and administered 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 pastor. 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. It is unknown whether this collection is from the parish record or from the diocesan transcript.  
  
These Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism and matrimony and to record the deaths and burials.Other actions taken by the authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction, such as dedication of a church, may also be recorded.  
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These Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism and matrimony and to record the deaths and burials. Other actions taken by the authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction, such as dedication of a church, may also be recorded.  
  
 
Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Setubal, 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 Setubal, 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/1935451/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Parents' names and residence  
 
*Parents' names and residence  
 
*Father's occupation  
 
*Father's occupation  
*Names of paternal grandparents
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*Names of paternal and maternal grandparents  
*Names of maternal grandparents  
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*Names of the godparents, their civil status, occupation, and residence
*Names of the godparents, their civil status, occupation and residence
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'''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  
 
*Names and ages of the bride and groom  
 
*Names and ages of the bride and groom  
 
*Groom's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Groom's birth date and place of birth  
*Groom's civil status, occupation and residence  
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*Groom's civil status, occupation, and residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Bride's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Bride's birth date and place of birth  
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*Names of the witnesses, their occupation, civil status and residence
 
*Names of the witnesses, their occupation, civil status and residence
  
'''Death records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
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*Name, age, and gender of deceased  
*Occupation, civil status, residence and origin of deceased  
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*Occupation, civil status, residence, and origin of deceased  
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
 
*Parents' names if deceased is a minor  
 
*Parents' names if deceased is a minor  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection 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" 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.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To browse the collection by image''':<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection 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" 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.  
 
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.  
  
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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'''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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*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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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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=== Unable to Find your Ancestor? ===
  
These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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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.).
  
[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://gedcomindex.com/Towns/ptsetbal.html Setubal, Portugal Genealogy Index]  
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[[Setubal#Maps|Maps of Setubal]]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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*[[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]  
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Setubal]]
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*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
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/1935451/waypoints Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911]
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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, Setubal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911." Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing District Archive of Setúbal.}} <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|Help:
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information for collections published in FamilySearch.org. Source citations include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Setubal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911." Images. &lt;i&gt;FamilySearch&lt;/i&gt;. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing District Archive of Setúbal.}}
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Latest revision as of 00:49, 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, Setúbal, 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 Record

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica de Setúbal, Portugal

Record Description

This collection of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for Catholic Church parish records from parishes in Setubal covers the period of 1555-1911.

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.

Parish priests recorded the baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials; they administered the baptisms, witnessed the marriages and gave nuptial blessings, and administered 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 pastor. 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. It is unknown whether this collection is from the parish record or from the diocesan transcript.

These Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism and matrimony and to record the deaths and burials. Other actions taken by the authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction, such as dedication of a church, may also be recorded.

Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Setubal, 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, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911.

Record Content

Baptism 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 residence
  • Father's occupation
  • Names of paternal and maternal grandparents
  • Names of the godparents, their civil status, occupation, and residence

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names and ages of the bride and groom
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's civil status, occupation, and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Bride's civil status and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of the witnesses, their occupation, civil status and residence

Death records usually contain the following information:

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

How to Use the Record

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 "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the “Municipality” category
⇒Select the “Civil Parish" category
⇒Select the "Parish" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" 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

  • 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.
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.

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, Setúbal items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Setúbal 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

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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.

Related Websites

Maps of Setubal

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, Setubal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing District Archive of Setúbal.

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, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911.





 

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