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Guide to '''Portugal ancestry, family history, and genealogy''': birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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'''Portugal''', officially known as the '''Portuguese Republic''' is a country in Southwestern Europe bordered by [[Spain Genealogy|Spain]] and includes the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, island clusters in the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal was first established as a kingdom in 1139 AD, and has existed as a state under various forms of government since that date. The official language is Portuguese.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Portugal," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
  
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Links to articles on getting started with Portugal research.
*[[Portugal Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Portugal How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
*[[Portugal Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Portugal Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Portugal Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal]  
*Census
 
*[[Portugal Church Directories|Church Directories]]  
 
*[[Portugal Church History|Church History]]
 
*[[Portugal Church Records|Church Records]]
 
*[[Portugal Civil Registration|Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Portugal Court Records|Court Records]]
 
*[[Portugal Finding Cultural Areas|Cultural Areas]]
 
*[[Portugal Directories|Directories]]
 
*[[Portugal Dwellings|Dwellings]]
 
*[[Portugal Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]  
 
*[[Portugal Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
 
*[[Portugal Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
*[[Portugal Heraldry|Heraldry]]
 
*[[Portugal Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
 
*[[Portugal History|History]]
 
*[[Portugal Land and Property|Land and Property]]
 
*[[Portugal Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Portugal Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Portugal Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Portugal Names, Personal|Names Personal]]
 
*[[Portugal Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Portugal Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Portugal Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Portugal Notary Records|Notary Records]]
 
*[[Portugal Obituaries|Obituaries]]
 
*[[Portugal Occupations|Occupations]]
 
*[[Portugal Population|Population]]
 
*[[Portugal Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Portugal Schools|Schools]]
 
*[[Portugal Societies|Societies]]
 
  
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*[[Portugal Record Selection Table|Record Finder]]
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/54 Tutorial on Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Portuguese/en/welcome.aspx Genealogical Documents Examples and Handwriting Helps]
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*[[Portugal Websites|Portugal Websites]]
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:[[Portugal Genealogy#More Portugal Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
 
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'''Portugal''', officially the '''Portuguese Republic''', is a country in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Being the westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal.
 
 
 
The land within the borders of today's Portuguese Republic has been constantly settled since prehistoric times. Some of the earliest civilizations include Celtic societies, followed by incorporation into the Roman Republic dominions in the 2nd century BC, and subsequently into Germanic Kingdoms, such as the Suebi and the Visigoths, from the 5th to the 8th century. The Moors occupied most of the Iberian Peninsula from the early 8th century when they first arrived and conquered the Christian Kingdoms of Germanic background. After the starting of the ''Reconquista'', in the early 1100s Portugal appeared as a kingdom independent of its Christian neighbors, Castile and Leon. In little over a century Portugal had nearly established its modern-day borders by conquering territory from the Muslim Moors.
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/Europe/Portugal.pdf BYU Research Guide for Portugal]
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927058 records collections for Portugal] available on FamilySearch.org.
 
*etomo.com Portugal National Archives
 
*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira]
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Portugal Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal_Deaths_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Portugal, Deaths, 1640-1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
*Portugal, Marriages 1670-1910 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Portugal,_Diocese_of_Aveiro_Catholic_Church_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Portugal, Diocese of Aveiro, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
*Portugal, Aveiro, Passport Registers, 1882-1965 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Aveiro, Testaments, 1900-1936 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Braga Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*[[Portugal, Diocese of Bragança Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Bragança Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 &nbsp;(FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Coimbra, Passport Registers and Application Files, 1835-1938) (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*[[Portugal, Coimbra Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Coimbra, Testament Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]&nbsp;
 
*Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Leiria, Passport Registers, 1861-1901 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*[[Portugal, Diocese of Lamego Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Lamego Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1909 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal,Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
*[[Portugal, Diocese of Viana do Castelo Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Portugal, Diocese of Viana do Castelo Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
  
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*''See tutorials in FamilySearch Learning Center for ''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 ''"Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"'']
 
  
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
  
Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).  
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Portugal has 18 districts (''distritos'', singular - ''distrito'') and 2 autonomous regions* (''regioes autonomas'' , singular - ''regiao autonoma'').  
 
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*[[Aveiro, Portugal Genealogy|Aveiro]]
*Aveiro  
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*[[Azores, Portugal Genealogy|Açores (Azores)]]*  
*[[Azores|Acores (Azores)]]*  
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*[[Beja, Portugal Genealogy|Beja]]
*Beja  
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*[[Braga, Portugal Genealogy|Braga]]
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*[[Braganca, Portugal Genealogy|Bragança]]
*Castelo Branco  
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*[[Castelo Branco, Portugal Genealogy|Castelo Branco]]
*Coimbra  
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*[[Coimbra, Portugal Genealogy|Coimbra]]
*Evora  
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*[[Evora, Portugal Genealogy|Évora]]
*Faro  
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*[[Faro, Portugal Genealogy|Faro]]
 
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*[[Leiria, Portugal Genealogy|Leiria]]
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*[[Lisboa (Lisbon), Portugal Genealogy|Lisboa (Lisbon)]]
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*[[Madeira Islands|Madeira]]*  
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*[[Madeira Islands, Portugal Genealogy|Madeira Islands]]*  
*Portalegre  
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*[[Portalegre, Portugal Genealogy|Portalegre]]
*Porto  
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*[[Porto, Portugal Genealogy|Porto]]
*Santarem  
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*[[Santarem, Portugal Genealogy|Santarém]]
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*Viana do Castelo  
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*[[Setubal, Portugal Genealogy|Setúbal]]
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*[[Viana do Castelo, Portugal Genealogy|Viana do Castelo]]
*Viseu
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*[[Vila Real, Portugal Genealogy|Vila Real]]
 
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*[[Viseu, Portugal Genealogy|Viseu]]
 
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== Websites  ==
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==More Portugal Research Tools==
 
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Portugal.
*[http://www.genealogylinks.net/europe/portugal/index.html Portugal Genealogy links on genealogylinks.net]
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* [http://tombo.pt/ tombo.pt]- Website that provides links to parish records and passports digitized by mainland and regional archives. In Portuguese and English. To access english version of the website, click on the British flag icon.
*[http://genealogy.about.com/od/portugal/ Portuguese Genealogy - Tracing Your Family Tree &amp; History in Portugal - about.com]
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* [http://antt.dglab.gov.pt/ Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo]- Mainland national archive, with instruction on accessing their [http://digitarq.arquivos.pt/ digital images] and the archive's catalog. The website is in Portuguese.
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/portugal.htm Cyndi's List - Portugal]
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* [http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/ Regional Archives of Madeira]- Marriage indexes, parish records, and passports for the Madeira archipelago. Website in Portuguese.
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/hispanic/portugal/resources/portugal-genealogy.html Genealogy&nbsp;: Portugal&nbsp;: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)]
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* [http://www.culturacores.azores.gov.pt/ig/ Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores]- Parish records and passports for the Azores archipelago. Website in Portuguese.
*[http://etombo.com Directory of Parish Records] (for the continent of Portugal)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/portugal.htm Cyndi's List - Portugal]- Portuguese genealogy resources on the Internet (curated).
*[http://www.culturacores.azores.gov.pt/ig/ Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores: Church Records, Emigration etc.] (Azores)
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*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide]]- Instructions on writing letters in Portuguese to request genealogical information from Portugal.
*[http://www.arquivo-madeira.org/homepage.php Regional Archives of Madeira] (ARM)  
 
*[http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/genealogy/royal/#Iberia Directory of Royal Genealogical Data]
 
*[[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Letter-writing Guide]]  
 
*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Word List]]
 
*[[Portugal Websites|Websites]]
 
  
== Things you can do  ==
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/landing?show=lessons&search=portugal Help Center Lessons] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927058?region=Portugal Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=portugal Family History Center locator map]
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*{{RecordSearch|1913408|Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949.}} Index and images.
  
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Portugal

Guide to Portugal ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

Country Information

Portugal, officially known as the Portuguese Republic is a country in Southwestern Europe bordered by Spain and includes the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira, island clusters in the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal was first established as a kingdom in 1139 AD, and has existed as a state under various forms of government since that date. The official language is Portuguese.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Portugal Research

Links to articles on getting started with Portugal research.

Portugal Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Portugal research.

See More Research Tools

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Jurisdictions

Portugal has 18 districts (distritos, singular - distrito) and 2 autonomous regions* (regioes autonomas , singular - regiao autonoma).

More Portugal Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in Portugal.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Portugal," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal, accessed 24 March 2016.