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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== 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. <br>'''NOTE''': The images for the Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 collection are available online.  
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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, 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 [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Diocese da Vila Real, Portugal.'''
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Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Diocese da Vila Real, Portugal  
  
 
== 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 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: (1) collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575 to 1992, housed at the Diocesan Archive, and (2) 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.&nbsp;
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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.  
  
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&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.
  
 
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.  
  
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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[[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  ==
  
'''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  
 
*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's name and age  
 
*Groom's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Groom's birth date and place of birth  
*Groom's baptismal date and place of baptism  
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*Groom's baptism date and place of baptism  
 
*Groom's civil status and residence  
 
*Groom's civil status and residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Names of groom's parents  
 
*Bride's name and age  
 
*Bride's name and age  
 
*Bride's birth date and place of birth  
 
*Bride's birth date and place of birth  
*Bride's baptismal date and place of baptism  
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*Bride's baptism date and place of baptism  
 
*Bride's civil status and residence  
 
*Bride's civil status and residence  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''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  
 
*Civil status and origin of deceased  
 
*Civil status and origin of deceased  
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
 
*Spouse's name, if married  
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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 "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>
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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. Keep in mind:
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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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 <br>
*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.
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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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*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.
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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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[[Vila Real#Maps|Maps of Vila Real]]  
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
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*[http://www.diocesedevilareal.pt/ Diocese de Vila Real]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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*[[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]  
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Vila Real]]  
 
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== 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.
  
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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'''Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992'''
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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]
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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, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.}} <br>
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''Collection citation'':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1992." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.}} <br>
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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, Diocese da Vila Real, Portugal

Record Description

This article covers the church records for Vila Real that were published in two separate collections: (1) collection under Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real Catholic Church Records for 1575 to 1992, housed at the Diocesan Archive, and (2) 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.

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.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records 1575-1992.
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941.

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 baptism 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 baptism 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

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

  • 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, Vila Real items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Vila Real 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 Vila Real

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or 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.

Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.

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, Vila Real, Diocesan Records, 1575-1992.

Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Catholic Diocese of Vila Real.

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, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941.





 

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