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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1913410 |title=Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911|location=Portugal}}
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[[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Braga, Portugal Genealogy|Braga]]
  
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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{{Portugal HR Infobox
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| title= Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911
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| location = Portugal
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| LOC_01 = Braga
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| loc_map = PT Locator Map Portugal Braga.png
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1530
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| end_year = 1911
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| language = [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]
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| title_language = Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Arquidiocese de Braga, Portugal
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Portugal, Braga, Priest Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://forebears.io/portugal Portugal Genealogical Record] 
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://en.geneanet.org/pays/research-genealogy-ancestry-Portugal-PRT Geneanet] 
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| custodian = Arquivo Distrital de Braga
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Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Arquidiocese de Braga, Portugal.
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== What Is In The Collection? ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection of church records includes the years 1530 to 1911.
  
This collection of church records includes the years 1530-1911.  
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The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and deaths or burials from parishes in the in the Diocese of Braga, Portugal.  
  
The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths from parishes in the in the Diocese of Braga, Portugal.  
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These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information.  Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.
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=== Reading These Records === 
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1913410/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.  
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These records are written in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]; also see the section [[Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
  
== Record Content  ==
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
<gallery>
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{{Collection Browse Link
Image:Portugal, Braga, Baptism.JPG|Baptismal Record
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|CID=CID1913410
Image:Portugal, Braga, Marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
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|title=Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911
Image:Portugal, Braga, Death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery> '''Birth records usually contain the following information:'''
 
 
 
<br>
 
  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
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The following information may be found in these records:
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{| style="width:75%; vertical-align:top;"
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'''Birth Records''' 
 
*Date and place of the event  
 
*Date and place of the event  
 
*Name of child  
 
*Name of child  
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*Parents’ names, their residence and/or place of origin  
 
*Parents’ names, their residence and/or place of origin  
 
*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
 
*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
 
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|style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"|
<br>'''Marriage records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Marriage Records'''
 
 
 
*Date and place of the event  
 
*Date and place of the event  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the bride and groom  
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*Names of parents  
 
*Names of parents  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
 
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|style=" vertical-align:top; width:25%;"|
<br>'''Death/burial records usually contain the following information:'''  
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'''Death Records'''
 
 
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Place and date of death  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)  
 
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)  
 
*Place of burial (cemetery)
 
*Place of burial (cemetery)
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|}
  
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== Collection Content  ==
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===Sample Images===
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<gallery>
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Image:Portugal, Braga, Baptism.JPG|Baptismal Record
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Image:Portugal, Braga, Marriage.JPG|Marriage Record
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Image:Portugal, Braga, Death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>  
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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== How Do I Search The Collection? ==
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Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
  
To search this collection <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒Select the "District" where your ancestors lived <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Civil Parish" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Parish" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" you should see images of those records.  
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=== View The Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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'''{{RecordSearch|1913410|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
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# Select '''District'''
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# Select '''Municipality'''
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# Select '''Civil Parish'''
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# Select '''Parish'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images.<br>
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. Keep in mind:
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=== For Help Reading These Records ===
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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For help reading these Portuguese records, see the following resources:
*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.
 
  
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:  
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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]
  
*The place where the event occurred
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1913410 Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
*The name and surname of the person
 
*The approximate date of the event
 
*The name of the parents or spouse
 
  
<br>Parish priests performed the ordinances for baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials, and the other holy sacraments in the jurisdiction of their assigned parish or parishes. All the original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest. However, a duplicate of these registers was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation.
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=== How Do I Analyze The Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.<br>
  
Catholic Church parish registers were created to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances performed on parishioners by an authorized priest in his area of jurisdiction.  
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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*When you have found your ancestors original record, it is a good idea to make a copy of it or cite where you found it for future reference.
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*It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log.  This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found.  Family search wiki has a  [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf Research Log] that you can download and use.
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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.
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*For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Portugal_Civil_Registration civil] registry and the church records to verify information.
  
For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information.
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=== What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ===
 
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*New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated.  Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added.  You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list Historical Records Collections] and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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*Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of [http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/FHD/Community/en/FamilySearch/Handwriting/Spanish/Lesson2/SpanishNameAbbreviations.pdf Spanish name abbreviations] 
 
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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.
These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*Search the records of nearby localities (or military units, counties, parishes, etc.).
 
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Portugal_Emigration_and_Immigration migration] pattern for the family.
[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]  
 
  
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Braga 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.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Braga 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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
 
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]
 
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
 
*[http://www.diocese-braga.pt/ Arquidiocese de Braga]
 
 
 
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
 
  
*[[Portugal|Portugal]]
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records|Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for images within it:
  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Braga Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Braga.}} <br>  
  
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
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{{Contributor invite}}  
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1913410/waypoints Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911]
 
 
 
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]].
 
 
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Braga Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Braga.}}
 

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1530-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica, Arquidiocese de Braga, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Arquivo Distrital de Braga


What Is In The Collection?

This collection of church records includes the years 1530 to 1911.

The records included in this collection are those of baptisms, marriages, and deaths or burials from parishes in the in the Diocese of Braga, Portugal.

These parish records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage; therefore, some data may be difficult to read or some even may be lost. However, in general, they are in good condition for extracting genealogical information. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records are handwritten in formatted registers.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Portuguese; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Date and place of the event
  • Name of child
  • Date of birth and gender
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents’ names, their residence and/or place of origin
  • Names of witnesses or godparents’ names

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of the event
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Civil status (widowed, single, divorce) of bride and groom at time of the event
  • Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death Records

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Civil status of deceased person at time of death
  • Civil status and name of spouse, if married at time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Sometimes parents' names and that of children if any left behind
  • Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
  • Place of burial (cemetery)

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search The Collection?

Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

View The Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select District
  2. Select Municipality
  3. Select Civil Parish
  4. Select Parish
  5. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Portuguese records, see the following resources:

How Do I Analyze The Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

  • When you have found your ancestors original record, it is a good idea to make a copy of it or cite where you found it for future reference.
  • It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Research Log that you can download and use.
  • 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.
  • For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information.

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

  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • 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 units, counties, parishes, etc.).
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

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.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for images within it:

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Braga Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Braga.

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, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911.


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.