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<div style="width: 24%; float: left">| '''News &amp; Events''' |- | &nbsp;|</div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"</div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"</div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"</div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">'''Topics'''&nbsp;</div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">*[[Portugal Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]] *[[Portugal Biography|Biography]]</div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">[[Portugal Biography|Portugal Biography]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; 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float: left">[[Portugal Church Records|Portugal Church Records]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">*[[Portugal Civil Registration|Civil Registration]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">*[[Portugal Court Records|Court Records]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">*[[Portugal Finding Cultural Areas|Cultural Areas]] *[[Portugal Directories|Directories]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; 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float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">*[[Portugal Population|Population]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">*[[Portugal Probate Records|Probate Records]] *[[Portugal Schools|Schools]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">*[[Portugal Societies|Societies]] </div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left"></div><div style="width: 24%; float: left">|- | |'''Did You Know?''' |- | | {{{info| * Add information }}}&nbsp;</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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'''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.
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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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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal]
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927058 records collections for Portugal] available on FamilySearch.org.
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*[http://etombo.com/ etombo.com] Portugal National Archives
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*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira]
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*[[Portugal Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal_Deaths_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Portugal, Deaths, 1640-1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*Portugal, Marriages 1670-1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Aveiro_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Portugal, Diocese of Aveiro, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Braga Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*[[Portugal, Diocese of Bragança Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Bragança Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938) (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*[[Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Coimbra, Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp;
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*Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*[[Portugal, Diocese of Lamego Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Lamego Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal,Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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*''See tutorials in FamilySearch Learning Center for ''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 ''"Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"'']
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*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/portugal/index.html Portugal Genealogy links on genealogylinks.net]
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*[http://genealogy.about.com/od/portugal/ Portuguese Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree &amp; History in Portugal - about.com]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/portugal.htm Cyndi's List - Portugal]
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*[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)]
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*[http://etombo.com Directory of Parish Records] (for the continent of Portugal)
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*[http://www.culturacores.azores.gov.pt/ig/ Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores: Church Records, Emigration etc.] (Azores)
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*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira] (ARM)
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*[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia Directory of Royal Genealogical Data]
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Letter-writing Guide]]
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*[[Portugal Websites|Websites]]
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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).


  • 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

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