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<div style="width: 58.8%; height: 1852px; 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.
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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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*[[Portugal Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Portugal Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Portugal Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Portugal Census|Census]]
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*[[Portugal Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Portugal Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Portugal Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Portugal Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Portugal Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Portugal Finding Cultural Areas|Cultural Areas]]
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*[[Portugal Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Portugal Dwellings|Dwellings]]
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*[[Portugal Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Portugal Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Portugal Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Portugal Heraldry|Heraldry]]
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*[[Portugal Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Portugal History|History]]
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*[[Portugal Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Portugal Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
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*[[Portugal Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Portugal Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Portugal Names, Personal|Names Personal]]
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*[[Portugal Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[Portugal Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Portugal Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Portugal Notary Records|Notary 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.
  
Featured Content<br>See tutorials in FamilySearch Learning Center for "Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"
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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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Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).  
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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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal_Marriages_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Braga_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Coimbra_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Faro_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Guarda_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records) ]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Leiria_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Porto_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Setubal_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Viana_do_Castelo_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Vila_Real_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Portugal,Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 (FamilySearch Historical Records) ]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Viseu_Catholic_Church_Records_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[[Portugal, Diocese of Viana do Castelo Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Diocese of Viana do Castelo Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
Aveiro<br>Acores (Azores)*<br>Beja<br>Braga<br>Braganca<br>Castelo Branco<br>Coimbra<br>Evora<br>Faro<br>Guarda
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Leiria<br>Lisboa (Lisbon)<br>Madeira*<br>Portalegre<br>Porto<br>Santarem<br>Setubal<br>Viana do Castelo<br>Vila Real<br>Viseu
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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"'']
  
<br>Websites<br>Portugal Genealogy links on genealogylinks.net<br>Portuguese Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree &amp; History in Portugal - about.com<br>Cyndi's List - Portugal<br>Genealogy&nbsp;: Portugal&nbsp;: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)<br>Directory of Parish Records (for the continent of Portugal)<br>Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores: Church Records, Emigration etc.(Azores)<br>Regional Archives of Madeira (ARM)<br>Directory of Royal Genealogical Data<br>Letter-writing Guide<br>Word List<br>Websites
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== Jurisdictions  ==
  
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Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).
  
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*[http://digitarq.adavr.dgarq.gov.pt/ Aveiro]
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*[http://adbja.dgarq.gov.pt/ Beja]
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*[http://www.adb.uminho.pt/ Braga]
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*[http://digitarq.adbgc.dgarq.gov.pt/ Braganca]
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*[http://digitarq.adctb.dgarq.gov.pt/ Castelo Branco]
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*[http://www.uc.pt/auc/fundos Coimbra]
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*[http://digitarq.adevr.dgarq.gov.pt/ Evora]
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*[http://digitarq.adfar.dgarq.gov.pt/ Faro ]
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*[http://digitarq.adgrd.dgarq.gov.pt/ Guarda]
  
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*[http://digitarq.adlra.dgarq.gov.pt/ Leiria]
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*[http://digitarq.adlsb.dgarq.gov.pt/ Lisboa (Lisbon) ]
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*[[Madeira Islands|Madeira]]*
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*[http://digitarq.adptg.dgarq.gov.pt/ Portalegre]
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*[http://pesquisa.adporto.pt/cravfrontoffice/ Porto]
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*[http://digitarq.adstr.dgarq.gov.pt/ Santarem]
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*[http://digitarq.adstb.dgarq.gov.pt/ Setubal]
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*[http://digitarq.advct.dgarq.gov.pt/ Viana do Castelo]
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*[http://digitarq.advrl.dgarq.gov.pt/ Vila Real]
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*[http://digitarq.advis.dgarq.gov.pt/ Viseu]
  
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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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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
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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.

Research Tools

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Featured Content

Jurisdictions

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


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: