Carregal do Sal, Viseu, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Carregal do Sal.

History[edit | edit source]

  • The municipality of Carregal do Sal was created in 1836 and was formed from merging two municipalities that are now extinct.
  • They were Curreles and Oliveira do Conde. The was a place in Currelos called Carregal and the do Sal came later.
  • do Sal means "of salt" in English.
  • The area is 45.13 miles and there are 5 parishes in this municipality.
  • The population of Carregal do Sal is roughly 9,835 people.[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 Viseu Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office[edit | edit source]

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

Conservatória do Registo Civil e Predial do Carregal do Sal
R. S. João Deus 13 Carregal Sal
3430-055 Carregal do Sal
PORTUGAL
Phone: 232960190
Email: crcpcom.carregal-sal@dgrn.mj.pt

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 Viseu 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.

Cemitério de Cabanas de Viriato
Cabanas de Viriato, Carregal do Sal Municipality, Viseu
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

de Sousa Mendes Ancestral Home
Cabanas de Viriato, Carregal do Sal Municipality, Viseu
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Viseu Portugal Family History Center
Rua Cândido dos Reis 81
VISEU 3510-056
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 351-32425559
Email: PT_Viseu@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Viseu Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Carregal do Sal," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carregal_do_Sal. Visited Sep 14,2017.