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

History[edit | edit source]

  • The city proper has 15600 inhabitants but the population of the town is greater.
  • Tourist destination for surfing.
  • From Pre-historic times.
  • The population of Peniche is roughly 28000 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 Leiria 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 Peniche
Lg. Norte M Municipal
2520-000 Peniche
PORTUGAL
Phone: 262783298
Fax: 262781316
Email: crc.peniche@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 Leiria 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.

Conchada-Coimbra
Coimbra, Peniche Municipality, Leiria
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Convento de Santa Clara-a-Nova
Coimbra, Peniche Municipality, Leiria
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Alverca Portugal Family History Center
Rua do Açougue Velho
ALVERCA 2615-025
PORTUGAL
Phone: 351 -219584919
Email: [mailto: pt_alverca@familyhistorymail.org pt_alverca@familyhistorymail.org]
Website: Alverca Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Peniche, Portugal," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peniche,_Portugal. Visited 08/18/2017.