Types of Parish Registers                                                                                                                                                       


Burial and death records for most may include the following information, depending on the time period when they were created:
  • Date of the record, usually the burial date
  • Given name and surnames of the deceased
  • Marital status of the deceased
  • Name of spouse of the deceased
  • Age of the deceased
  • Occupation of the deceased
  • Given names, surnames, residence and birthplaces of the parents
  • Note regarding the masses to be performed for the soul of the deceased
  • Note as to whether the deceased left a will
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name or signature of the officiating priest

The information included in these records usually follows a specific order; however, it is not uncommon to find the same information in different order. See example below.​


Deaths/ Óbitos

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Bragança, Portugal - 1592

Unhais-o-Velho, Portugal - 1762
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