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Title in the Language of the Record
Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Portalegre, Portugal.
This Collection will include records from 1846 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)
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.
Additional images will be published as they become available.
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Citation for This Collection
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- Portugal. Catholic Church parishes in the Diocese of Portalegre. Parish records, 1911. Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal.
Record ContentSome key genealogical facts found in baptism records are:
- Date and place of the event
- Name of child
- Date of birth and gender
- Parents’ names, residence, and/or places of origin
- Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
- Date and place of the event
- Names of the bride and groom
- Civil statuses (widowed, single, divorced) of bride and groom at time of the event
- Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
- Names of parents
- Names of witnesses
Some key genealogical facts found in death records are:
- Place and date of death
- Name of the deceased
- Civil status of deceased person at time of death
- Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
- Cause of death
- Sometimes names of living parents and children
- Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
- Place of burial (cemetery)
How to Use the Record
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒ Select the “Nome do distrito”
⇒ Select the “Nome do município”
⇒ Select the “Nome da freguesia”
⇒ Select the "Nome da paróquia"
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" which takes you to the images.
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
"Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records", Images, FamilySearch (https://ds.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-29457-26324-8?cc=2014755&wc=MMMS-HCM:n548395248 : accessed 19 July 2012), Portlegre > Elvas > Vila Fernado > Nossa Senhora de Concicao > Baptismos 1911 > image 7 of 12; Maria Isabel, born 25 March 1911; citing Portugal. Catholic Church parishes in the Diocese of Portalegre. Parish records, 1911. Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal.