Portugal, Portalegre, 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, Portalegre, 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 Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1859 to 1911.
  
 
This is a collection of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the year of 1911 from parishes in the District of Portalegre, which is divided into 15 municipalities (municípios):  
 
This is a collection of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the year of 1911 from parishes in the District of Portalegre, which is divided into 15 municipalities (municípios):  
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*Sousel (Vila)
 
*Sousel (Vila)
  
The records were handwritten in Portuguese. Parishes in the District of Portalegre are part of the Portalegre-Castelo Branco Diocese. Each parish priest kept the original register in the parish archive and a duplicate copy was later sent to the Diocesan Archive to keep the records centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. However, this collection of records is housed at the Portalegre District Archive.  
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<br> This collection includes records for two municipalities that are currently under Spanish rule. The municipality of Olivença (Olivenza) and its parishes of Santa Maria do Castelo (Santa María del Castillo), Santa Maria Madalena (Santa María Magdalena), São Bento da Contenda (San Benito de la Contienda), São Domingos de Gusmão (Santo Domingo de Guzmán), São Jorge da Lor (San Jorge de Alor), and Vila Real (Villarreal) together with the municipality of Talega (Táliga) and its parish of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción) used to be under Portuguese rule. The records published in this collection corresponding to the parishes mentioned above were handwritten in Portuguese while the parishes were under Portuguese rule.  
  
Additional images will be published as they become available.  
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Parishes in the District of Portalegre are part of the Portalegre-Castelo Branco Diocese. Each parish priest kept the original register in the parish archive and a duplicate copy was later sent to the Diocesan Archive to keep the records centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. However, this collection of records is housed at the Portalegre District Archive.  
  
== Citation for This Collection  ==
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<br> Additional images will be published as they become available.
  
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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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2014755/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.  
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Portugal. Catholic Church parishes in the Diocese of Portalegre. Parish records, 1911. Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal.<!--bibdescend-->
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== Record Content  ==
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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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*Father name, occupation and origin
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*Mother's maiden name 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, their civil status and occupation
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*Sometimes, a spouse's name appears in the margin
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*Sometimes, a death date appears in the margin
  
'''Some key genealogical facts found in baptism records are:'''  
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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  
*Name of child
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*Date of birth and gender
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*Legitimacy
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*Parents’ names, residence, and/or places of origin
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*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
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'''Some key genealogical facts found in marriage records are:'''
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*Date and place of the event
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*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
*Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
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*Groom's age, civil status, occupation and origin
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom  
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*Names of groom's parents
*Names of parents  
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*Bride's age, civil status and origin
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*Names of bride's parents  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Some key genealogical facts found in death records are:'''  
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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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*Marital status, occupation and origin of deceased  
*Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
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*Parents' names and their origin if deceased is a minor child
*Cause of death
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*Name of spouse, if married  
*Sometimes names of living parents and children
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*Sometimes, a note if there is a testament (will)  
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)  
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*Burial information
*Place of burial (cemetery)
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.
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To search the collection, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the “District” <br> ⇒Select the “Municipality” <br> ⇒Select the “Civil Parish” <br> ⇒Select the "Parish" <br> ⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.  
For example:
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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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.
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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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.
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records, military records, or other types of records.
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==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The name of the officiator is a clue to a couple’s religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
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*Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Portalegre District 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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://adptg.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Portalegre Archive (Portuguese)]  
 
*[http://adptg.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Portalegre Archive (Portuguese)]  
*[http://www.portalegre-castelobranco.pt/paroquias.php Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco (Portuguese)]
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*[http://www.portalegre-castelobranco.pt/paroquias.php Diocese of Portalegre-Castelo Branco (Portuguese)]<br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]  
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[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]<br>
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== 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: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2014755/waypoints Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911]
  
 
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.  
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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]].  
 
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 ===
 
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'''Example for an Indexed Collection:'''
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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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.
  
*“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch ([https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 28 February, 2012), Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
  
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Revision as of 22:56, 31 March 2014

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, Portalegre, 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 do Distrito de Portalegre, Portugal.

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1859 to 1911.

This is a collection of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the year of 1911 from parishes in the District of Portalegre, which is divided into 15 municipalities (municípios):

  • Alter do Chão (Vila)
  • Arronches (Vila)
  • Avis (Vila)
  • Campo Maior (Vila)
  • Castelo de Vide (Vila)
  • Crato (Vila)
  • Elvas (Cidade)
  • Fronteira (Vila)
  • Gavião (Vila)
  • Marvão (Vila)
  • Monforte (Vila)
  • Nisa (Vila)
  • Ponte de Sôr (Cidade)
  • Portalegre (Cidade)
  • Sousel (Vila)


This collection includes records for two municipalities that are currently under Spanish rule. The municipality of Olivença (Olivenza) and its parishes of Santa Maria do Castelo (Santa María del Castillo), Santa Maria Madalena (Santa María Magdalena), São Bento da Contenda (San Benito de la Contienda), São Domingos de Gusmão (Santo Domingo de Guzmán), São Jorge da Lor (San Jorge de Alor), and Vila Real (Villarreal) together with the municipality of Talega (Táliga) and its parish of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Nuestra Señora de la Asunción) used to be under Portuguese rule. The records published in this collection corresponding to the parishes mentioned above were handwritten in Portuguese while the parishes were under Portuguese rule.

Parishes in the District of Portalegre are part of the Portalegre-Castelo Branco Diocese. Each parish priest kept the original register in the parish archive and a duplicate copy was later sent to the Diocesan Archive to keep the records centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. However, this collection of records is housed at the Portalegre District Archive.


Additional images will be published as they become available.

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
  • Father name, occupation and origin
  • Mother's maiden name and origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation
  • Sometimes, a spouse's name appears in the margin
  • Sometimes, a death date appears in the margin

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, civil status, occupation and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status and origin
  • 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
  • Marital status, occupation and origin of deceased
  • Parents' names and their origin if deceased is a minor child
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, a note if there is a testament (will)
  • Burial information

How to Use the Record

To search the collection,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “District”
⇒Select the “Municipality”
⇒Select the “Civil Parish”
⇒Select the "Parish"
⇒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.

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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Portugal Catholic Church Records

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.


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, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911

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, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.