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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID2001878 |title=Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911|location=Portugal}}<br>
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| title= Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1550
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| end_year = 1913
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| language = Portuguese
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| title_language = Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Beja, Portugal
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Portugal, Beja, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Beja#Maps|Maps of Beja]]
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| RW_URL_02 = [[Beja#History|Histories of Beja]] 
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://adbja.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Beja Archive (Portuguese)]
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== Image Visibility  ==
 
== Image Visibility  ==
  
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, Beja, Catholic Church Records collection is available to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records collection is available to members of the supporting organization. The images can be viewed at a [https://familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Center] near you.  
 
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
 
 
'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Beja, Portugal'''
 
  
== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This is a collection of Catholic Church baptisms, marriages, and deaths for the year of 1881-1911, which were created in parishes of the District of Beja, Portugal. The ecclesiastical jurisdiction for the District of Beja is the Diocese of Beja. This District is divided into 13 municipalities (municípios):  
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These Catholic Church records were created by parishes primarily in the district of Beja but also in the districts of Évora, Faro, and Setúbal, all of which are housed in the Arquivo Distrital de Beja. This collection includes: baptisms, marriages, and deaths between the years 1550 - 1913. Additional images will be published as they become available. This District of Beja is divided into 13 municipalities (municípios):  
  
 
*Aljustrel  
 
*Aljustrel  
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*Vidigueira
 
*Vidigueira
  
The records were handwritten in Portuguese. Parishes in the District of Beja are part of the Beja 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 Beja District Archive. Not all localities may be represented at once. Additional images will be published as they become available.
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The records were handwritten in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]. Parishes in the District of Beja are part of the Beja 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 Beja District Archive. Not all localities may be represented at once. Additional images will be published as they become available.  
 
 
For a list of records by localities, document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2001878/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
[[Portugal, Beja District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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{{Collection Browse Link
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|CID=CID2001878
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|title=Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
  
'''Baptismal records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
 
*Date and place of baptism  
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*Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation
 
*Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation
  
'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
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*Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation and residence
 
*Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation and residence
  
'''Death records usually contain the following information:'''
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'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:  
  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
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*Sometimes, burial information
 
*Sometimes, burial information
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "District" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Municipality" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Civil Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.<br>  
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2001878/waypoints Browse Page]''':<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the "District" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Municipality" category<br> ⇒ Select the "Civil Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Parish" category <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.<br>  
  
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:
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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.  
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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'''When searching''':<br> As you are searching for your genealogy it is helpful to know such information as your relative’s '''first name''', 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 relative and that your relative may have used '''nicknames''' or '''different names''' at different times.
*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.
 
  
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]
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*Learning Center Resources:
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-1-portuguese-letters/213 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 1]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-words-and-names/215 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 2]
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**[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-portuguese-records/216 Portuguese Handwriting Lesson 3]
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2001878 Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Beja District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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=== What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ===
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*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.
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
  
*[http://adbja.dgarq.gov.pt/ District of Beja Archive (Portuguese)]
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*[http://www.diocese-beja.pt/site/index.php Diocese of Beja (Portuguese)]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Beja District Archives.}}<br>
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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|CID=CID2001878
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|title=Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913
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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.
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Beja District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
{{Incomplete Citations}}  
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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; 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.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Beja, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1550-1913
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica do Distrito de Beja, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Beja District Archives


Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records collection is available to members of the supporting organization. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

What is in the Collection?

These Catholic Church records were created by parishes primarily in the district of Beja but also in the districts of Évora, Faro, and Setúbal, all of which are housed in the Arquivo Distrital de Beja. This collection includes: baptisms, marriages, and deaths between the years 1550 - 1913. Additional images will be published as they become available. This District of Beja is divided into 13 municipalities (municípios):

  • Aljustrel
  • Almodôvar
  • Alvito
  • Barrancos
  • Beja
  • Castro Verde
  • Cuba
  • Ferreira do Alentejo
  • Mértola
  • Moura
  • Ourique
  • Serpa
  • Vidigueira

The records were handwritten in Portuguese. Parishes in the District of Beja are part of the Beja 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 Beja District Archive. Not all localities may be represented at once. Additional images will be published as they become available.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913.

Collection Content

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Parents' names, their occupation and origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of godparents, their civil status and occupation

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Groom's age, date and place of birth
  • Groom's baptismal date and place
  • Groom's occupation, civil status and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, date and place of birth
  • Bride's baptismal date and place
  • Bride's occupation, civil status and origin
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation and residence

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Occupation, civil status, origin and residence of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names, occupation and origin
  • Sometimes, burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, some tips on how to find records, and what to do if no record is found.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒ 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.

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.

When searching:
As you are searching for your genealogy it is helpful to know such information as your relative’s first name, 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 relative and that your relative 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:

What Do I Do Next?

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.

What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • 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 localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).


Citing this Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Beja District Archives.

Image citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913.


Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.