Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912 .
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|Location of Évora, Portugal|
|Title in the Language:||Portugal, Évora, Registros da Iglesia Católica|
|Évora District Archive|
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, Évora, 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.
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains Catholic Church records of baptism, marriage, and death or burial records from the Evora area in Portugal. The records range from 1533 to 1912. Copies of baptism, marriage, and burial records created by the Catholic Church and housed at the Évora District Archive in Portugal. These records are written in Portuguese.
Baptism records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of baptism
- Child's name and gender
- Child's date and place of birth
- Siblings of child being baptized
- Parents' names
- Paternal and maternal grandparents and their origin
- Name of godparents, including occupation and origin
Marriage records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of marriage
- Groom's name and age
- Groom's civil status and origin
- Names of groom's parents, their civil status and origin
- Bride's name and age
- Bride's civil status and origin
- Names of bride's parents, their civil status and origin
- Names of the witnesses, their residence and origin
Death records may contain the following information:
- Date and place of death
- Name, age and gender of deceased
- Marital status and origin of deceased
- Sometimes, name of spouse, if married
- Sometimes, names of parents if deceased is a minor
- Burial information
How Do I Search the Collection?
To browse the collection by image
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search 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 resources:
- Portuguese Genealogical Word List
- Portuguese Letter-writing Guide
- Learning Center Resources:
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Citing this Collection
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- "Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Évora District Archive.