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Title in the Language of the Record
Portugal, Santarém, Registros Paroquiais
This collection includes Catholic Church records created by parishes in the district of Santarém. These records include: baptisms, marriages, and deaths. The text of the records is in Portuguese. 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.
Baptism records may contain the following information:
- Child’s name and gender
- Date and place of baptism
- Parents’ names and residence
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
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 "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.
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:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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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