Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Brasil, Ceará, Registros da Igreja Católica

Record Description

These records are in Portuguese. This collection will include baptism, marriage, and death records created by various Catholic parishes and diocese in the state of in the state of Ceará from 1725 to 1971. Additional images will be added as they become available.

For additional details about these records and help using them, see the wiki article, Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them refer to the article: Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Baptism records may include the following information:
• Date of baptism
• Place of baptism
• Name of child
• Child's birth date
• Child's place of birth
• Legitimacy
• Parents' names
• Godparents' names

Marriage records may include the following information:
• Date of marriage
• Place of marriage
• Names of groom and bride
• Groom's place of birth
• Groom's age, baptism date and residence
• Groom's legitimacy
• Groom's parents' names
• Bride’s place of birth
• Bride's age, baptism date and residence
• Bride’s legitimacy
• Bride's parents' names
• Witneess' names

Death records may include the following information:
• Date of death
• Place of death
• Name and age of deceased
• Marital status of deceased and spouse’s name
• Burial place

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page ⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years", 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 if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Related Websites

Brazil Research Help

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Brazil, Ceará, Catholic Church Records, 1725-1971

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.