Portugal, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records collection is available to the Family History Library, FamilySearch Centers, and to members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The images can be viewed at a FamilySearch Center near you.

Title in the Language of the Record

Portugal, Évora, Registro Civil e Outros Registros Vários

What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1554 to 1938. There are various record types housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Évora, Portugal. This collection includes civil registration records of births, marriages, deaths, passport registers, Catholic Church marriage dispensations, testaments and death records from the Santa Casa da Misericórdia. Additional images will be published as they become available.

These records are written in Portuguese.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1554-1938.

Collection Content

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • 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 information:

  • 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 information:

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

Testaments (wills) may contain the following information:

  • Name of notary public
  • Date and place issued
  • Name of testator
  • Place of residence and sometimes place of origin
  • Age or date of birth
  • Spouse’s name and age or birth date
  • Names of heirs and their ages or birth date and place of residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

Searching the Collection

To browse the collection by image

⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Município"
⇒Select the appropriate "Tipo de registro e anos" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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, Évora items or FHL Keyword Portugal, Évora 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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How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing 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, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1554-1938.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. CitingÉvora District Archive.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Évora, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1554-1938.