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Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Title in the Language of the Record

Portugal, Portalegre, Registro Civil e Outros Registros Vários

Record Description

These miscellaneous records from the years 1816-1935 are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre and the Arquivo da Câmara Municipal de Elvas, Portugal. This collection includes civil registration records of birth, legitimization, marriage, and death, passports registers, testaments, and deaths records from the Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Portalegre.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935.

Record Content

Birth records may contain the following:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Child’s gender and race
  • Birth place
  • Parents’ names

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Full names and ages of bride and groom
  • Witnesses

Death records may contain the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age or date of birth of deceased

Passport records may contain the following:

  • Name of person traveling
  • Age or date of birth
  • Place of origin
  • Residence
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following resources:

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Don't overlook FHL Place Portugal, Portalegre, Portalegre items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Portalegre, Portalegre items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Portugal Archives and Libraries.

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1816-1935" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre [Portalegre District Archives].

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935.

 

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