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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil de Coimbra, Portugal

Record Description

Copies of civil registration marriage and death records housed at the Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Additional images will be published as they become available.

Record Content

Birth records may contain the following:

  • Place and date of registration
  • Informant's name, age and residence
  • Child's name
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parents' names

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Place and date of registration
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s place of origin and residence
  • Groom’s age
  • Groom’s marital status
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s place of origin and residence
  • Bride’s age
  • Bride’s marital status
  • Groom’s parents' names and their place of origin
  • Bride’s parents' names and their place of origin

Death records may contain the following:

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of deceased person
  • Deceased place of origin
  • Deceased age at time of death
  • Deceased marital status, name of spouse if married
  • Cause of death
  • Deceased place of residence
  • Place of burial
  • Parents’ names and their place of origin

How to Use the Record

Search the Collection

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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "District" category
⇒ Select the "Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

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, Coimbra items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Coimbra 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

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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, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1911-1980." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra [University of Coimbra 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, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1911-1980.


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