Portugal, Braga, Marriage Files - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Flag of the Portugese Republic|
|Flag of Braga|
|Location of Braga, Portugal|
|Record Type:||Marriage Files|
|Title in the Language:||Portugal, Braga, Processos de Matrimônio|
|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
- 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
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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]
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