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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Lagos.

History[edit | edit source]

  • More than 2000 years of history.
  • Early settlement of the Carthaginians.
  • Colonized by Romans.
  • In 6th Century occupied by Visigoths and later Byzantines.
  • In 8th Century taken over by the Moors.
  • Renamed Zawaia.
  • Sir Francis Drake attacked the Town in the late 1580.
  • Regular pirate attacks in the 15 century.
  • The battle of Lagos in 1693 naval war between the French and Anglo Dutch forces.
  • 1755 Lisbon Earthquake and tsunami destroyed the town and all but one building, the Governors castle.
  • 1759 Battle of Lagos the British defeated the French.
  • The population of Lagos is roughly 32000 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 Faro 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 Lagos
Av. Descobrimentos Pal
8600-645 Lagos
PORTUGAL
Phone: 282760414
Fax: 282767957
Email: crc.lagos@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 Faro 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 Novo
Rua António do Carmo Leal, Lagos,
Lagos Municipality, Faro, 8600 Lagos
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Portimao Portugal Family History Center
R Eng Adelino Amaro da
Costa 8500-314
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 28284544
Email: PT_Portimao@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Portimao Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Lagos, Portugal," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos,_Portugal. Visited 08/15/2017.