Portugal, Braga, Marriage Files - FamilySearch Historical Records

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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: Marriage Files
Collection years: 1697-1910
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Braga, Processos de Matrimônio
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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University of Minho


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

This collection includes records from 1697 to 1910. It contains marriage files created by the Diocese of Braga in Portugal. These files include pre-marriage investigation files, marriage dispensations, and other marriage related documentation.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Portuguese. For help reading them see:

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Birthplace of bride and groom
  • Residence of bride and groom
  • Occupations
  • Parent's names

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.

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]

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference
  • 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
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community

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 unties, counties, parishes, etc.)
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information

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]

Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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