São Roque do Pico, Azores, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of São Roque do Pico.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Population about 3,500.
  • It became a municipality in 1542.
  • It's most popular export was Verdelho wine until the 19 century when there was a vineyard disease of the plants.
  • It eventually became a whaling port.
  • It has 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]

There are no known civil registration offices within the municipality of São Roque do Pico. Contact a civil registration office in a nearby municipality to find out if they have the records for São Roque do Pico.

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.

Cemitério da Prainha do Norte
Prainha de Baixo, São Roque do Pico Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemitério de Prainha de Baixo
Prainha de Baixo, São Roque do Pico Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemitério de Santo Amaro
Santo Amaro, São Roque do Pico 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, "São Roque do Pico," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Roque_do_Pico. Visited 2 February 2018.