Portugal Civil Registration

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=== Marriage records ===
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will provide:  
 
will provide:  
  
 
*names of the bride and groom
 
*names of the bride and groom
 
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*marital status of the bride and groom
*marital status of the bride and groom  
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*if previously married the name or names of the previous spouses
*if previously married the name or names of the previous spouses  
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*birthplaces of the bride and groom
*birthplaces of the bride and groom  
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*ages of the bride and groom
*ages of the bride and groom  
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*names of the parents of the bride and groom
*names of the parents of the bride and groom  
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*birthplace of each parent
*birthplace of each parent  
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*names of the witnesses name of the priest performing the wedding ceremony
 
*names of the witnesses name of the priest performing the wedding ceremony
  
 
[[Category:Portugal]]
 
[[Category:Portugal]]

Revision as of 21:57, 30 November 2009

In 1910 a revolution of the people rejected the royal family, abolished all titles of the nobility, wrote a constitution, and passed new laws. One of the new laws required citizens to report all births, marriages and deaths to the local Civil Register (Registro Civil).

Birth records

will provide:

  • given name of the child
  • gender
  • legitimacy or otherwise
  • date of birth
  • date of christening
  • if this is the first child in that family to be given that name
  • names of the father and mother
  • birthplace of each parent
  • names and birthplaces of the paternal and maternal grandparents
  • names of godparents
  • names of witnesses
  • name of the priest that performed the christening

Marriage records

will provide:

  • names of the bride and groom
  • marital status of the bride and groom
  • if previously married the name or names of the previous spouses
  • birthplaces of the bride and groom
  • ages of the bride and groom
  • names of the parents of the bride and groom
  • birthplace of each parent
  • names of the witnesses name of the priest performing the wedding ceremony