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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Braga, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil
Collection years: 1911-1970
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Braga, Registro Civil, 1911-1970
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Arquivo Distrital de Braga na Universidade do Minho


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

This collection contains civil registration documents, including birth, marriage and death records from 1911-1970. The collection is housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Braga at the Universidaded do Minho.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

The records vary by year, but are mostly arranged alphabetically by first name.

Birth records may contain the following:

  • The name of the child
  • Date and place of birth

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Place and date of registration
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s place of origin and residence
  • Groom’s age
  • Groom’s marital status
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s place of origin and residence
  • Bride’s age
  • Bride’s marital status
  • Groom’s parents' names and their place of origin
  • Bride’s parents' names and their place of origin


Death records may contain the following:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of deceased person
  • Deceased place of origin
  • Deceased age at time of death
  • Deceased marital status, name of spouse if married
  • Cause of death
  • Deceased place of residence
  • Place of burial
  • Parents’ names and their place of origin


Collection Contents[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

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[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select first browse level
  2. Select next browse level
  3. Select final browse level to view the images.


For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

  • Learning Center Resources:

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

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

  • When available, look at the original record. It often has more information than the indexed record. Making a copy of the original record, or at least citing where you found it is also useful.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Church records are also a good source of genealogical information. You should obtain copies of both church records and civil registration, when possible, since they do not necessarily provide the same information. For example, baptismal registers sometimes provide the names of the fathers of illegitimate children when the civil registration does not. [Put link to the church records if available]
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Or try expanding the date range

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Portugal.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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