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Portugal Research Tips and Strategies

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Portugal Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Portugal Background
Local Research Resources

Portugal Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Portugal.

Portugal Research Tips[edit | edit source]

Portugal Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. For a more complete list, visit Portugal Record Finder.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Church Records, Civil Registration Census
Birth date and birthplace Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Nobility Records
Death information Church Records, Civil Registration Newspapers
Marriage information Church Records, Civil Registration Notarial Records, Nobility Records
Naming customs Portugal Names
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Church Records, Newspapers, Societies
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records, Civil Registration Notarial Records, Census
Language helps Word List, Handwriting

Genealogy Records Available for Portugal by Time Period[edit | edit source]

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Further Portuguese Research[edit | edit source]

For more research on Portugal, including research at the district level, visit the Portugal page on the Wiki.

Search all of the Portugal record collections at FamilySearch.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Portugal,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1986-1999.