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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal]  
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal]  
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927058 records collections for Portugal] available on FamilySearch.org.  
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927058 records collections for Portugal] available on FamilySearch.org.  
*[http://etombo.com/ etombo.com] Portugal National Archives  
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*[http://antt.dgarq.gov.pt/ Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo] - Portugal National Archives  
*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira]
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*[http://www.etombo.com/ Etombo] a list of links and resources for Portuguese genealogy.
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*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira] Marriage indexes, parish records, and passports for Madeira.
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*[http://www.culturacores.azores.gov.pt/ig/ Centro de Conhecimento Dos Acores] Parish records and passports for the Azores
  
 
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*[[Portugal Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Portugal Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Portugal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Portugal Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Portugal Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Portugal, Diocese of Aveiro Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Portugal, Diocese of Aveiro Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 (FamilySearch Historical Records)  
 
*Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 (FamilySearch Historical Records)  
 
*Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936 (FamilySearch Historical Records)  
 
*Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936 (FamilySearch Historical Records)  
*[[Portugal, Diocese of Braga Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Portugal, Diocese of Braga Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Portugal, Diocese of Bragança Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Portugal, Diocese of Bragança Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)  
 
*Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)  

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Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Being the westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.

The land within the borders of today's Portuguese Republic has been constantly settled since prehistoric times. Some of the earliest civilizations include Celtic societies, followed by incorporation into the Roman Republic dominions in the 2nd century BC, and subsequently into Germanic Kingdoms, such as the Suebi and the Visigoths, from the 5th to the 8th century. The Moors occupied most of the Iberian Peninsula from the early 8th century when they first arrived and conquered the Christian Kingdoms of Germanic background. After the starting of the Reconquista, in the early 1100s Portugal appeared as a kingdom independent of its Christian neighbors, Castile and Leon. In little over a century Portugal had nearly established its modern-day borders by conquering territory from the Muslim Moors.

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Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).


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