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

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Title in the Language of the Record

Portugal, Portalegre, Registro Civil e Outros Registros Vários

Record Description

These miscellaneous records from the years 1816-1911 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. Images from the Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre are viewable to signed-in members of supporting organizations. The text of the records is in Portuguese. Additional images will be published as they become available.

Record Content

Most birth records may include the following:
  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Child’s gender and race
  • Birth place
  • Parents’ names

Most marriage records may include the following:

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

Most death records may include the following:

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

Most passport records may include the following:

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

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒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.

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 wiki articles:

Portuguese Genealogical Word List

Related Websites

Portuguese Genealogy Page

Related Wiki Articles

Portugal, Portalegre District Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Portugal, Portalegre, Miscellaneous Records. Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre. Santa Casa da Misericórdia.