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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 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.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

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. Catholic Church parishes in the Diocese of Portalegre. Parish records, 1911. Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These 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

These 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

These 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 “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.

Known Issues with This Collecton

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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.


 

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