Portugal, Santarem, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911 is a free collection at FamilySearch for browsable images of baptism, marriage, and death records in Santarem, Portugal.

Original images are written in Portuguese and may require Portuguese language and handwriting helps:

 
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What Can I Learn from these Church Records?

These Portugal baptism records may include:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Name and gender of the child
  • Age or date of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence or places of origin
  • Names of Paternal and Maternal grandparents
  • Witnesses’ names or godparents and their civil status and occupation

 
These Portugal marriage records may include:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s name
  • Groom’s age, date of birth, and place of birth
  • Groom’s date and place of baptism
  • Groom’s occupation, civil status, and origin
  • Groom’s parents’ names
  • Bride’s name
  • Bride’s age, date of birth, and place of birth
  • Bride’s date and place of baptism
  • Bride’s occupation, civil status, and origin
  • Bride’s parents’ names
  • Witnesses’ names, their civil status, and occupation

 
These Portugal Burial records may include:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation and Marital Status of the deceased
  • Name of spouse, if married
  • Civil Status, place of origin, and residence of the deceased
  • Parents’ of the deceased names, occupations, and their places of origin
  • Date and place of burial

 

What Can I Do with Baptism, Marriage, and Burial Records?

If you find someone in these vital records you can:

  • Search the collection for every family member
  • Record all information for each member of the family
  • Use the age and place of burial to try to find civil birth, marriage, or death records for this person
  • Visit the FamilySearch Wiki for Portugal Research Strategies beyond vital records-it has many great tips

 

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