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float: left;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">'''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.</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">== Research Tools == *[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal] </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">[[Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Coimbra, Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">[[Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records]] == Featured Content == </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*''See tutorials in FamilySearch Learning Center for ''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 ''"Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"'']</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22] </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">== Jurisdictions ==</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">&nbsp;*Aveiro </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[[Azores|Acores (Azores)]]* </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Beja </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Braga </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Braganca</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Castelo Branco </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Coimbra </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Evora</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Faro</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Guarda | </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Leiria </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Lisboa (Lisbon)</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[[Madeira Islands|Madeira]]* </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Portalegre </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Porto </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Santarem </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Setubal </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Viana do Castelo </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Vila Real </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*Viseu |} </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">== Websites == </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/portugal/index.html Portugal Genealogy links on genealogylinks.net] </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[http://genealogy.about.com/od/portugal/ Portuguese Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree &amp; History in Portugal - about.com] </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[http://www.cyndislist.com/portugal.htm Cyndi's List - Portugal]</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">[http://www.cyndislist.com/portugal.htm] *[http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/portugal/resources/portugal-genealogy.html Genealogy&nbsp;: Portugal&nbsp;: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)]</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">[http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/portugal/resources/portugal-genealogy.html] *[http://etombo.com Directory of Parish Records] (for the continent of Portugal) </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[http://www.culturacores.azores.gov.pt/ig/ Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores: Church Records, Emigration etc.] (Azores)</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira] (ARM) </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia Directory of Royal Genealogical Data]</div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia] *[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Letter-writing Guide]] </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Word List]] </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">*[[Portugal Websites|Websites]] </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">== Things you can do == </div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;"></div><div style="width: 74%; float: right;">In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! 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width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%">*[[Portugal Societies|Societies]] </div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%"></div><div style="float: left; width: 24%">|- | |'''Did You Know?''' |- | | {{{info| * Add information }}}&nbsp;</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">'''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.</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">== Research Tools == *[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal] </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">[[Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Coimbra, Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">[[Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records]] == Featured Content == </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*''See tutorials in FamilySearch Learning Center for ''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 ''"Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"'']</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22] </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">== Jurisdictions ==</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">&nbsp;*Aveiro </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[[Azores|Acores (Azores)]]* </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Beja </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Braga </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Braganca</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Castelo Branco </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Coimbra </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Evora</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Faro</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Guarda | </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Leiria </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Lisboa (Lisbon)</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[[Madeira Islands|Madeira]]* </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Portalegre </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Porto </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Santarem </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Setubal </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Viana do Castelo </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Vila Real </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*Viseu |} </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">== Websites == </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/portugal/index.html Portugal Genealogy links on genealogylinks.net] </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[http://genealogy.about.com/od/portugal/ Portuguese Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree &amp; History in Portugal - about.com] </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[http://www.cyndislist.com/portugal.htm Cyndi's List - Portugal]</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">[http://www.cyndislist.com/portugal.htm] *[http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/portugal/resources/portugal-genealogy.html Genealogy&nbsp;: Portugal&nbsp;: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)]</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">[http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/portugal/resources/portugal-genealogy.html] *[http://etombo.com Directory of Parish Records] (for the continent of Portugal) </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[http://www.culturacores.azores.gov.pt/ig/ Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores: Church Records, Emigration etc.] (Azores)</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira] (ARM) </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia Directory of Royal Genealogical Data]</div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia] *[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Letter-writing Guide]] </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Word List]] </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">*[[Portugal Websites|Websites]] </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">== Things you can do == </div><div style="float: right; width: 74%"></div><div style="float: right; width: 74%">In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! 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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.
== Research Tools == *BYU Research Guide for Portugal
A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
Portugal, Coimbra, Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records == Featured Content ==
*See tutorials in FamilySearch Learning Center for "Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"
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== Jurisdictions ==
Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).
 *Aveiro
*Acores (Azores)*
*Beja
*Braga
*Braganca
*Castelo Branco
*Coimbra
*Evora
*Faro
*Guarda |
*Leiria
*Lisboa (Lisbon)
*Madeira*
*Portalegre
*Porto
*Santarem
*Setubal
*Viana do Castelo
*Vila Real
*Viseu |}
== Websites ==
*Portugal Genealogy links on genealogylinks.net
*Portuguese Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree & History in Portugal - about.com
*Cyndi's List - Portugal
[2] *Genealogy : Portugal : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
[3] *Directory of Parish Records (for the continent of Portugal)
*Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores: Church Records, Emigration etc. (Azores)
*Regional Archives of Madeira (ARM)
*Directory of Royal Genealogical Data
[4] *Letter-writing Guide
*Word List
*Websites
== Things you can do ==
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:

 *Expand an article or short page
*Create a new article
*Categorize articles
| *Add external links to articles
*Add internal links to articles .
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