Porto de Mós, Leiria, Portugal Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Porto de Mos is a municipality in the Leiria district.
  • The population of Porto de Mós is roughly 25000 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 Porto de Mós
Av. Liberdade Pal Justiça Porto Mós
2480-302 Porto de Mós
PORTUGAL
Phone: 244491220
Email: crcpcom.porto-mos@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.

Freguesia das Pedreiras
Pedreiras, Porto de Mós Municipality, Leiria
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Leiria Portugal Family History Center
Rua Henrique Sommer 24
LEIRIA 2410-107
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 44-823-617
Email: PT_Leiria@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Leiria Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Porto de Mós," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porto_de_M%C3%B3s. Visited 08/18/2017.