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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Porto is also known as Oporto in English and is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon.
  • It is the only city besides Lisbon to be recognized as a global city.
  • Porto history dates back to around 300 BC with Proto-Celtic and Celtic people known as the first inhabitants.
  • During the invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 it fell under the control of the Moors.
  • In 868, a vassal of the King of Asturias, Léon and Galicia, Alfonso III, and Vimara Peres, a warlord from Gallaecia were sent to reconquer and secure the lands from the Moors.
  • In the 19th century, the invasion of the Napoleonic troops in Portugal brought war to the city of Porto, on 29 March 1809.
  • 24 August 1820, a liberal revolution occurred. In 1822, a liberal constitution was accepted.
  • Miguel I of Portugal took the Portuguese throne in 1828 and he rejected this constitution and reigned as an absolutist monarch.
  • A civil war was fought from 1828 to 1834 which led to a seige of eighteen months. By 1833 the liberal constitution was re-established.
  • In the 20th century on 19 January 1919, the restoration of the monarchy launched in Porto a counter-revolution known as Monarchy of the North. Porto during this time was the capital of the restored kingdom. In less than a month the Monarchy was deposed and no other monachist revolution happened again.
  • Porto is divided into 7 civil parishes.
  • The population of Porto is roughly 297,600 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 Porto 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 Porto
Lg. Viriato 7
4050-627 Porto
PORTUGAL
Phone: 226052330
Fax: 226052339
Email: 1crc.porto@dgrn.mj.pt

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Porto
R. Álvares Cabral 108
4050-040 Porto
PORTUGAL
Phone: 222076410
Fax: 222076419
Email: 2crc.porto@dgrn.mj.pt

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Porto
R. Álvares Cabral 432
4050-040 Porto
PORTUGAL
Phone: 222055649
Fax: 222085055
Email: 3crc.porto@dgrn.mj.pt

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Porto
R. Sá Bandeira 257, 1º
4000-434 Porto
PORTUGAL
Phone: 223406008
Fax: 222085082
Email: 4crc.porto@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 Porto 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 near their parish church, and their bones were later removed to an unmarked burial place. The following list may be helpful in twentieth-century research.

Cemiterio de Paranhos
Paranhos, Porto Municipality, Porto
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemitério de Agramonte
Rua de Agramonte, Porto, Porto Municipality, Porto
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Igreja de São Francisco
Rua do Infante D. Henrique, Porto
Porto Municipality, Porto, 4050-297 Portugal
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Oporto (St. James) British Churchyard
Porto, Porto Municipality, Porto
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Porto Cathedral
Terreiro da Se, Porto
Porto Municipality, Porto, 4050-573
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Porto Portugal Family History Center
Rua Agostinho de Campos 166
PORTO 4200-016
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 351-2520748
Email: PT_Porto@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Porto Portugal Family History Center


Foz Portugal Family History Center
Av Marechal Gomes da Costa 774
FOZ DO DOURO 4150-355
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 122-617-2850
Email: PT_Foz@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Foz Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Porto," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto. Visited 29 August 2017.