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Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911
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Setúbal, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1555-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registros Paroquiais da Igreja Católica de Setúbal, Portugal
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District Archive of Setúbal


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection of baptisms, marriages, and deaths for Catholic Church parish records from parishes in Setubal covers the period of 1555-1911.

Parish priests recorded the baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials; they administered the baptisms, witnessed the marriages and gave nuptial blessings, and administered 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. It is unknown whether this collection is from the parish record or from the diocesan transcript.

These records have been preserved relatively well. Some of the older registers appear to have some physical damage. Some data may be difficult to read or even may be lost.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

For help reading these records, see Portuguese Genealogical Word List and Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptisms

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

Marriages

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

Deaths

  • Date and place of death
  • Name, age, and gender of deceased
  • Occupation, civil status, residence, and origin of deceased
  • Spouse's name, if married
  • Parents' names if deceased is a minor
  • Burial information

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names
  • Portugal’s emigration rate is one of the highest in the world. Check Portugal Emigration and Immigration for more information
  • 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.)
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Known Issues[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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