Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (Genere et Moribus), 1596-1911 .
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|Flag of the Portugese Republic|
|Location of Braga, Portugal|
|Title in the Language:||Portugal, Braga, Processos de Habilitação Sacerdotal|
|Braga District Archives|
What is the Collection?
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. These records are written 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 Do I Search the Collection?
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Search the collection by image 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.
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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- 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?
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- Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.).
Citing this Collection
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- “Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, Priest Application Files, 1596-1911.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016 Citing Braga District Archives.
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