Carrazeda de Ansiães, Bragança, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Carrazeda de Ansiães.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Carrazeda de Ansiães is a municipality in the district of Bragança in Northern Portugal.
  • Ansiães was a Roman city named Aquas Quintianas.
  • There are visible remains of Roman roads over many Roman era bridges.
  • The Roman era reached its end with barbarian invasions; the Suebi controlled the territory with the administrative seat in Pagus Auneco, which ultimately led to the growing influence of the walled settlement of Ansiães.
  • The Berber settlers committed to a Moorish influence after 711.
  • The town of Ansiães began to take on a strategic role; it was a walled outpost that defended Christian territory.
  • Ferdinand I of León and Castile issued a foral (a kind of city charter) in the 11th century, about 1055 - 1065 AD. This foral was the first to be issued for lands pertaing to Portugal.
  • Ansiães importance remained and a final foral was issued in 1510 by Manuel I.
  • In 1277 Ansiães received a Market Charter, which in Portuguese is called "Carta de Feira," signed by King Afonso III.
  • Ansiães was encircled by a double-wall. The interior wall protected the administrative and military facilities and the outer wall protected the local population.
  • The principal settlements were Ansiães, Vilarinho da Castanheira and Linhares, and included the ecclesiastical parishes of São Salvador, São João, Santa Maria and São Miguel.
  • On 23 May 1320 Pope John XXII issued a "Bull," which conceded to King Denis of Portugal a three-year war subsidy from a tithe of ecclesiastical rents within his Kingdom.
  • During the Portuguese Interregnum, after the death of King Ferdinand, Ansiães' population were on the side of John I.
  • Diogo de Sampaio, donatorio of Ansiães, later accompanied with 14 squires and many infantry, supported King Afonso V in the Battle of Toro of 1476.
  • During the War of Spanish Succession of 1704 to 1715, Portugal joined the English, Dutch and Austrians against Philip V, which included many men from the farms and villages of Ansiães.
  • The liberalist forces of Peter IV swore allegiance to the 1822 Contsitution during the Liberal Revolution of 1820.
  • With the First World War, the municipality lost many lives, including the loss of life in Infantry Regiment 30 which was stationed in Mozambique.
  • A military coup on 28 May 1926, during the Estado Novo dictatorship, helped create the Comissão da Aliança Republicana Socialista (Commission for Republican Socialist Alliance).
  • The population of Carrazeda de Ansiães was roughly 6,400 people in 2011. [1]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

After 100 years, all civil registration records are sent to the municipality's district office.

To view online civil registration records, visit Bragança Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of civil registration offices within the municipality.

Conservatória dos Registos Civil e Predial de Carrazeda de Ansiães
R. Jerónimo Barbosa Carrazeda Ansiães
5140-077 Carrazeda de Ansiães
Phone: 278616164

Communicate your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing a letter or email in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases in this Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.

Catholic Parishes[edit | edit source]

Online Records[edit | edit source]

In 1910, the Portuguese government transferred all birth, marriage, and death records from all the country's parishes to the district offices. These records are now in either District or National archives. Many of these records have been digitized and can be viewed at the District Archive's website or on FamilySearch.

To view online records, visit Bragança Church Records.

Contact a Parish[edit | edit source]

If you are seeking church records created more recently than 1910, it is possible to obtain them by writing to the parish where the record was created. Writing to a parish is not always a reliable way to obtain information, because officials may or may not respond.

Conferência Episcopal Portuguesa lists websites for the 20 Dioceses of Portugal. Once on the Diocesan website, use the listing of parishes (paróquias) to locate contact information for the parish in question.

Communicate your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing a letter or email in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases in this Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries did not become popular in Portugal until the late nineteenth century. Prior to this, individuals were buried in their parish church cemetery, and their bones were later removed to an unmarked burial place.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Viseu Portugal Family History Center
Rua Cândido dos Reis 81
VISEU 3510-056
Phone: +351 351-32425559
Website: Viseu Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Carrazeda de Ansiães." In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,ães . Visited 12 August 2017.