FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Portugal Civil Registration & Catholic Parishes

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Instruction[edit | edit source]

Master Instruction List
Task List

Step One: Open Page in Wikitext[edit | edit source]

  • From the Civil Registration & Church Records Task List, select a district. This will take you to the district's table of municipalities.
  • Click on the first available municipality. This will take you to the municipality's page.
  • Click Edit Source

Step Two: Locate the Civil Registration Office[edit | edit source]

  • In a separate window, open the website Conservatórias do registo civil
  • Select the municipality's district (distrito) from the right-hand sidebar.
  • Click Conservatoria do registro civil em (Province Name)
  • Find the civil registration office for the municipality
    • A fast way to find the reference is the Find function, usually accessed by typing control-F, then typing in the municipality's name

Step Three: Copy Civil Registrar Information into the Wiki[edit | edit source]

In the section Contact a Civil Registration Office, copy the contact information from the civil registrar(s) on Conservatórias do Registo Civil

  • Copy the name of the civil register's office exactly as it appears on Conservatórias do Registo Civil
  • Format the address as follows, using ALL CAPS
ADDRESS LINE 1 <br>
ADDRESS LINE 2 <br>
PORTUGAL<br>
  • In phone number, copy the phone number as
 Phone: NUMBER <br> 
  • In email, format the email as follows:
 Email: [mailto:email email] <br> 
  • Make sure the email address is copied twice into the template, with a space between the two emails

Delete the second template for civil register's office if there is only one office

(Possible) Step Four: Delete template for Contact a Civil Registration Office[edit | edit source]

If there is no civil registrar office listed on Conservatórias do Registo Civil do the following:

  • Delete both address templates, including all of the following
The following is a list of civil registration offices within the municipality.<br> 

'''Conservatória do Registo Civil de [MUNICIPALITY NAME]'''<br>
address<br>
phone number<br>
[mailto:email email address]<br>

'''Conservatória do Registo Civil de [MUNICIPALITY NAME]'''<br>
address<br>
phone number<br>
[mailto:email email address]<br>
  • Paste the following phrase under Contact a Civil Registration Office:
There are no known civil registration offices within the municipality of MUNICIPALITY NAME. Contact a civil registration office in a nearby municipality to find out if they have the records for MUNICIPALITY NAME.
  • Replace MUNICIPALITY NAME with the name of the municipality.

Step Five: Delete "Contact a Parish"[edit | edit source]

We will not be listing contact information for Catholic parishes on the wiki.

  • Delete the template for contacting a parish, including all of the following information:
The following is a list of parishes within the municipality of Águeda. There may be additional parishes not listed on this page.<br> 

'''Parish Name'''<br>
address<br>
phone number<br>
[mailto:email email address]<br>

'''Parish Name'''<br>
address<br>
phone number<br>
[mailto:email email address]<br>
  • Paste the following information into the space underneath "=== Contact a Parish ==="
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. <br>

'''[http://www.conferenciaepiscopal.pt/v1/dioceses/ 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.<br> 

Example Page[edit | edit source]

The following link is the completed municipality page for The Municipality of Águeda