Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Title in the Language of the Record
Portugal, Braga, Processos de Habilitação Sacerdotal
This collection includes records from 1596 to 1911.
The collection includes priest application files created by the Catholic Church in the district of Braga. These files consist of documentation created during the process of proving the applicant's eligibility to become a member of the Catholic clergy, including genealogies and pedigrees. The text of the records is in Portuguese.
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Application records may include the following information:
- Applicant's full name
- Applicant's legitimacy
- Parents' names
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of maternal grandparents
How to Use the Record
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⇒Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" 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.
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:
Related Wiki Articles
- Portugal Catholic Church Records
- Portugal, Diocese of Braga Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Citations for This Collection
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- “Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, Priest Application Files, 1596-1911.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Braga District Archives.