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Portugal, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935
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Portalegre, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration and Miscellaneous
Collection years: 1816-1935
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Portalegre, Registro Civil e Outros Registros Vários
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

These miscellaneous records from the years 1816-1935 are housed at the Arquivo Distrital de Portalegre and the Arquivo da Câmara Municipal de Elvas, Portugal. This collection includes civil registration records of birth, legitimization, marriage, and death, passports registers, testaments, and deaths records from the Santa Casa da Misericórdia in Portalegre.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading these records see the following guides:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth records

  • Child’s name
  • Birth date
  • Child’s gender and race
  • Birth place
  • Parents’ names

Marriage

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Full name and age of groom
  • Full name and age of bride
  • Witnesses

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age or date of birth of deceased

Passport

  • Name of person traveling
  • Age or date of birth
  • Place of origin
  • Residence
  • Occupation

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names
  • Portugal’s emigration rate is one of the highest in the world. Check Portugal Emigration and Immigration for more information
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition, local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.)

New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Portugal.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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