Celorico de Basto, Braga, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Celorico de Basto.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Celorico de Basto is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal.
  • Celorico de Basto has been occupied since ancient times. Most of the ancient civilisations have left their mark.
  • There are 15 civil parishes in this municipality.
  • The population of Celorico de Basto is roughly 20,000 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 Braga 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 de Celorico Basto
Av. João P Ribeiro Celorico Basto
4890-221 Celorico de Basto
PORTUGAL
Phone: 255321859
Email: crcpcom.celorico-basto@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 Braga 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]

Braga Portugal Family History Center
Rua Luís António Correia 120
BRAGA 4715-310
PORTUGAL
Email: PT_Braga@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Braga Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Celorico de Basto," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celorico_de_Basto. Visited 9 August 2017.