Portugal, Vila Real Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1928592 |title=Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975|CID2=CID1976140 |title2=Portugal, Vila Real Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941|location=Portugal}}<br>
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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1928592 |title=Portugal, Vila Real,Diocesan Records 1575-1992|CID2=CID1976140 |title2=Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941|location=Portugal}}<br>  
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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, Vila Real, 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. <br>'''NOTE''': The images for the Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 collection are available online.
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This article covers the church records for Vila Real that were published in two separate collections; one collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575-1975, housed at the Diocesan Archive and the collection Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records for 1533-1941, housed at the District Archive of Vila Real. These are records of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the Diocese of Vila Real, Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style and newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.
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This article covers the church records for Vila Real that were published in two separate collections; one collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575-1975, housed at the Diocesan Archive and the collection Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records for 1533-1941, housed at the District Archive of Vila Real. These are records of marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the Diocese of Vila Real, Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style and newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
 
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in the Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1928592/waypoints Browse].
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in the Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1976140/waypoints Browse].  
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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;  
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Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Vila Real, 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 Vila Real, 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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in the Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941 collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1976140/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
 
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The following citation 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.
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real 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  ==
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:''' [[Image:Portugal, Vila Real, Marriage.JPG|thumb|right|Portugal, Vila Real, Marriage.JPG]]
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'''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 birth date and place of birth
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom  
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*Groom's baptismal date and place of baptism
*Names of parents  
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*Groom's civil status and residence  
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Bride's name and age
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*Bride's birth date and place of birth
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*Bride's baptismal date and place of baptism
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*Bride's civil status and residence
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*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:''' [[Image:Portugal, Vila Real, Death.JPG|thumb|right|Portugal, Vila Real, Death.JPG]]
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'''Death records usually contain the following information:'''  
  
*Place and date of death  
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*Date and place of death  
*Name of the deceased  
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*Name, age and gender of deceased  
*Civil status of deceased person at time of death
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*Civil 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, if deceased is a minor
*Sometimes names of living parents and children
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*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 "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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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 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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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  ====
  
*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 records 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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[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
 
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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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jurisdiction.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
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*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]  
 
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]  
 
*[http://www.diocesedevilareal.pt/ Diocese de Vila Real]
 
*[http://www.diocesedevilareal.pt/ Diocese de Vila Real]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
 
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
 
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
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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:
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1976140/waypoints Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1928592/waypoints Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992]
  
 
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.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
"Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975," images. ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp;: accessed 21 June 2012) Vila Real &gt; Alijo &gt; Vile Verde &gt; Santa Marinha &gt; Obitos 1913-1973 &gt; image 117 of 150; Louisa Rodriguez, date of death 16 October 1963, age 60, citing Catholic parishes in Vila Real. Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church records. Vila Real District Archive, Portugal.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published on FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original 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]].
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.}}

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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, Vila Real, 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.
NOTE: The images for the Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 collection are available online.

Title in the Language of the Records

Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Diocese da Vila Real, Portugal.

Record Description

This article covers the church records for Vila Real that were published in two separate collections; one collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575-1975, housed at the Diocesan Archive and the collection Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records for 1533-1941, housed at the District Archive of Vila Real. These are records of marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the Diocese of Vila Real, Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records are handwritten in narrative style and 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 

Catholic Church parish records are a reliable source for doing genealogical research in Vila Real, 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 the Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941 collection, select the Browselink from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name and age
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's baptismal date and place of baptism
  • Groom's civil status and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name and age
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Bride's baptismal date and place of baptism
  • Bride's civil status and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Civil status and origin of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names, if deceased is a minor
  • 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 "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.

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 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.

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Contributions to This Article

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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:

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 on FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.