Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Revision as of 19:24, 17 June 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Portugal, Santarém, Registros Paroquiais

Record Description

This collection includes Catholic Church records created by parishes in the district of Santarém. These records include: baptisms, marriages, and deaths. Additional images will be published as they become available. The records are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Santarém.

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, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1881-1911.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Arquivo Distrital de Santarém.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These baptism records may contain the following information:

  • Child’s name and gender
  • Date and place of baptism
  • Parents’ names and residence

These marriage records generally contain the following information:

  • Marriage date and place
  • Bride’s name, age, origin and residence
  • Groom’s name, age, origin, residence and occupation
  • Parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names

These death records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Age, gender, origin and residence
  • Date and place of death
  • Witnesses’ names

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful to know the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Date of event
  • Parish of event

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the " Distrito" category
⇒ Select the "Município" category
⇒ Select the "Freguesia" category
⇒ Select the "Paróquia" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category 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.

Using the Information

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Birth and marriage records usually give the parents’ names. Look for records of the parents.
  • The same parish may include records for siblings or other family members.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki article: Portuguese Genealogical Word List

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.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who records in the same or nearby parishes.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

  • 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 parishes.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.