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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1976095 |title=Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909|location=Portugal}}<br>
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[[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]
  
== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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| title= Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911
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| location= Portugal
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| LOC_01 = Viana do Castelo
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| loc_map = PT Locator Map Portugal Viana do Castelo.png
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| record_type = Church
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| start_year = 1537
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| end_year = 1911
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| language = Portuguese
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| title_language = Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Viana do Castelo, Portugal Genealogy|Viana do Castelo]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [[Viana do Castelo#Maps|Maps of Viana do Castelo]]
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| custodian = Viana do Castelo District Archive
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'''Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viana do Castelo, Portugal'''
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== Image Visibility  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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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, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records collection is available online only to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center]. Please see [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Using_the_Family_History_Library_Catalog Using the FamilySearch Catalog] to find a microfilm and see [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Ordering_Microfilm_or_Microfiche_from_a_Family_History_Center Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche].&nbsp;
  
This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Viana do Castelo for the years 1537-1909 it includes baptisms, marriages, and burial/deaths. These parish records are housed at the Braga District Archives at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal.&nbsp;Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; 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.
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
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This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Viana do Castelo for the years 1537 to 1911. It includes baptisms, marriages, and deaths or burials. These parish records are housed at the Braga District Archives at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; 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.  
  
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/1976095/waypoints Browse].  
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The original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. These records are written in [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese]]. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.  
  
=== Citations for This Collection ===
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection Browse Link
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{{Collection citation
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== Collection Contents ==
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[[Portugal, Diocese of Viana do Castelo 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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'''Baptism records''' usually contain the following information:
  
== Record Content  ==
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child's date, time, and place of birth
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*Parents' names
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*Names of paternal and maternal grandparents
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*Godparents' names, their civil status, occupation, and residence
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of marriage
*Name of child
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*Groom's name
*Date of birth and gender
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*Groom's civil status, occupation, residence, and origin
*Legitimacy
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*Names of groom's parents
*Parents’ names, their residence and/or place of origin
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*Bride's name
*Names of witnesses or godparents’ names
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*Bride's civil status, occupation, residence, and origin
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation, and residence
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:'''
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'''Death or burial records''' usually contain the following information:
  
*Date and place of the event
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*Date and place of death or burial
*Names of the bride and groom
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*Name, age, and gender of deceased
*Civil status (widowed, single, divorce) of bride and groom at time of the event
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*Legitimacy of deceased
*Place of origin and/or residence of bride and groom
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*Civil status of deceased
*Names of parents
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*Name of spouse, if married
*Names of witnesses
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*Sometimes, parent’s name if deceased is a minor
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*Sometimes, a note regarding a testament (will)
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*Burial information
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most death/burial records are:'''
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
*Place and date of death
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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.
*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 parent’s names and that of children if any left behind
 
*Sometime if the deceased left a testament (will)
 
*Place of burial (cemetery)
 
  
== How to Use the Records  ==
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'''To browse the collection by image''': <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.
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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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.  
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Distrito" category<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Município" category<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Freguesia" category<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Paróquia" category<br>
 
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro e anos" category 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 which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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'''When searching''':<br> 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.  
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1976095 Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Portugal, Diocese of Viana do Castelo 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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== For Help Reading These Records ==
  
== Related Websites ==
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:
  
*[http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/dpt.html Dioceses of Portugal]  
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
*[http://www.ecclesia.pt/anuario/ Anuario Católico – Lista das paróquias]
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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]
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Tips to Keep in Mind ==
  
*[[Portugal|Portugal]]<br>
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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.
*[[Portugal Catholic Church Records]]
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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.
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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==What if I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For? ==
  
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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.).
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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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{{Contributor_invite}}
  
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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== Citing this Collection  ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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.
  
“Portugal, Viana do Castelo Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-14589-61167-32?cc=1976095&amp;wc=14052895: accessed 2 July, 2012), Viana do Castelo &gt; Viana do Castelo &gt; Vila Fria &gt; São Martinho &gt; Óbitos 1765-1863 &gt; image 133 of 146 images, João Rodrigues, 1883; citing Vila Fria, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Viana do Castelo District Archive.}} <br>
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1537-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica da Diocese de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Viana do Castelo District Archive


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, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records collection is available online only to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Microfilms of these records are available for viewing at a Family History Center. Please see Using the FamilySearch Catalog to find a microfilm and see Ordering Microfilm or Microfiche

What is in the Collection?

This is a collection of church records from parishes in the Diocese of Viana do Castelo for the years 1537 to 1911. It includes baptisms, marriages, and deaths or burials. These parish records are housed at the Braga District Archives at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. Some of the older registers may have some physical damage due to natural causes; 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 original parish records were kept in the parish archive under the custody of the priest and a duplicate register was regularly sent to the diocesan archive where the records were centralized and kept at a higher state of preservation. These records are written in Portuguese. Earlier records were handwritten in narrative style, but newer records were handwritten in formatted registers.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911.

Collection Contents

Baptism records usually contain the following information:

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

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name
  • Groom's civil status, occupation, residence, and origin
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name
  • Bride's civil status, occupation, residence, and origin
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses, their civil status, occupation, and residence

Death or burial records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of death or burial
  • Name, age, and gender of deceased
  • Legitimacy of deceased
  • Civil status of deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Sometimes, parent’s name if deceased is a minor
  • Sometimes, a note regarding a testament (will)
  • 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.

To browse the collection by image:
⇒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 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:

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.).

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.


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, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Viana do Castelo District Archive.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking 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, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911.