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

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Portugal, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935 .
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Portalegre, Portugal
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Location of Portalegre, Portugal
Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration and Miscellaneous
Collection years: 1816-1935
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Portalegre, Registro Civil e Outros Registros Vários
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Related Websites
Portalegre District Archives

Image Visibility

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What is in the Collection?

These miscellaneous records from the years 1816-1935 are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre and the Arquivo da Câmara Municipal de Elvas, Portugal. This collection includes civil registration records of birth, legitimization, marriage, and death, passports registers, testaments, and deaths records from the Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Portalegre.

These records are written in Portuguese.

Collection Contents

Birth records may contain the following:

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Child’s gender and race
  • Birth place
  • Parents’ names

Marriage records may contain the following:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Full names and ages of bride and groom
  • Witnesses

Death records may contain the following:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age or date of birth of deceased

Passport records may contain the following:

  • Name of person traveling
  • Age or date of birth
  • Place of origin
  • Residence
  • Occupation

How Do I Search the Collection?

To browse the collection by image:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "District" category
⇒Select the "Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Year Range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one 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.

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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Citing this Collection

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Collection citation:

"Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1816-1935" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre [Portalegre District Archives].

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, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935.