Portugal, Portalegre—Registros da Igreja Católica, 1870–1911 [Parte1]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then, press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image is an index, or the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image. 

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

There are three types of records in this project. 

Click in the Record Type field, and then click the down arrow at the right side of the Record Type field to select the correct record type that describes each record.

Baptism Day

Baptism Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the baptism day.

If the day was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1

Baptism Month

Baptism Month

Type the first three letters of the baptism month: JanFevMar, etc.

If the month was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Abr

Baptism Year

Baptism Year

Type a four-digit number for the baptism year. If no year, or only a two-digit number, was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the record or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example1906

Event Place

Event Place

Type the Event Place just as it appears on the record and do not expand abbreviations. Use the lookup list for assistance.

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities.

If the event place was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown", press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Santa Eulalia

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, with the name.  If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Estrella

Gender

Gender

Type either M for masculino (male) or F for feminino (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or if you can tell what the gender is from relationship terms, such as a son or daughter, or from other language or contextual evidence. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleF

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase "filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de;" do not include this.

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: José

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase "filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de;" do not include this.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleCayolla

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Carlota Angelica

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleGarcia

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example19

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

Type the first three letters of the month: JanFev, Mar, etc.

If the month was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Mai

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year, or only a two-digit number, was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example1909

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name.

If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleFausto Augusto

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname 

The groom’s surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the groom’s name was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleDa Costa Rebello

Groom's Age

Groom's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year.

If the age was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 32

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase "filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de;" do not include this.

The groom's father's given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria Augusto

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase "filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de;" do not include this.

Type the father's surname that was recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the father’s surname. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleDa Costa

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Type the mother's given names that were recorded on the document. Type the most complete version of the given names.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra with the mother's given names. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the given names were not recorded on the document, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleAntonia Gertrudes

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The groom's mother's surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleDe Barba

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The bride's given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Diamantina

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

The bride's surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the bride's name was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an exampleDe Louza

Bride's Age

Bride's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. 

If the age was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank

Click here to see an example16

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase "filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de;" do not include this.

The bride's father's given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jacintho

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase "filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de;" do not include this.

The bride's father's surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleDe Louza

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The bride's mother's given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The bride's mother's surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name.  Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Do Sacramento

Death Day

Death Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 25

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month: JanFev, Mar, etc.

If the month was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jan

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example1911

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions.

Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, Sra, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Izabel

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions. Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, Srawith the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleDo Carmo

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded or a child was stillborn, index the age as 0 (zero).

If the age was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example59

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type either M for masculino (male) or F for feminino (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what it was from relationship terms, such as son, daughter, husband, or wife, from other language or contextual indications. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: F

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Parent names usually follow the phrase filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de; do not include this.

Type the father's given names that were recorded on the document. Be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Sr, with the given names.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank. 

Click here to see an exampleJosé

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

Parent names usually follow the phrase "filho(a) legítimo(a) de or filho(a) natural de;" do not include this.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

The name may have been written in more than one place. Type the most complete version of the name, taking into consideration all the versions. Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleDomingos Feliciano

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the name in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Maria

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: do Rosario Flores 

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

Deceased's Spouse's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Sra, with the nameIf a given name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If the given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Manuel Vicente

Deceased's Spouse's Surname

Deceased's Spouse's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Sra, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Gaiáo