Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Azores, Portugal Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
(Redirected from Graciosa, Azores Genealogy)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Portugal Wiki Topics
Portuguese flag.jpg
Beginning Research
Record Types
Portugal Background
Local Research Resources

This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Santa Cruz da Graciosa.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Population about 5000.
  • Settled in mid 1400's.
  • Five civil parishes.[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 Azores 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, Predial e Cartório Notarial
R. Castilho 7 St. Cruz Graciosa
9880-355 Santa Cruz da Graciosa
PORTUGAL
Phone: 295712414
Email: crcpncom.scruz-graciosa@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 Azores 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.

Cemiterio do Guadalupe
Guadalupe, Santa Cruz da Graciosa Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz da Graciosa, Santa Cruz da Graciosa Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Angra do Heroismo Portugal Family History Center
Rua Prof Augusto Monjardino 45
ANGRA DO HEROISMO 9700-020
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 295-217-651
Email: PT_AngraDoHeroismo@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Angra do Heroismo Portugal Family History Center

Ponta Delgada Portugal Family History Center
Avenida Antero de Quental 43
PONTA DELGADA 9500-160
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 962-6409
Email: PT_PontaDelgada@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Ponta Delgada Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Santa Cruz da Graciosa," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Cruz_da_Graciosa. Visited 2 February 2018.