Portugal Civil Registration

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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).
 
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===
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=== Birth records ===
will provide:
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will provide:
** given name of the child
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** gender
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*given name of the child  
** legitimacy or otherwise
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*gender  
** date of birth
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*legitimacy or otherwise  
** date of christening
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*date of birth  
** if this is the first child in that family to be given that name
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*date of christening  
** names of the father and mother
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*if this is the first child in that family to be given that name  
** birthplace of each parent
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*names of the father and mother  
** names and birthplaces of the paternal and maternal grandparents
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*birthplace of each parent  
** names of godparents
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*names and birthplaces of the paternal and maternal grandparents  
** names of witnesses
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*names of godparents  
** name of the priest that performed the christening
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*names of witnesses  
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*name of the priest that performed the christening
  
 
===Marriage records===
 
===Marriage records===

Revision as of 21:55, 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