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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Santarém is a city and municipality in the District of Santarém in Portugal.
  • The region of Santarém has been inhabited since prehistory, first by the Lusitani people, then Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Moors and later Portuguese Christians.
  • The earthquake of 1755 hit the city hard and many historical monuments were lost. During the Napoleonic invasions in the 19th century the city was invaded and pillaged.
  • In the second half of the 19th century many improvements were reached and by the 20th century, the infrastructure of the city improved.
  • Santarém is divided into 18 civil parishes.
  • The population of Santarém is roughly 61,800 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 Santarém 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 Santarém
R. Dr. Ginestal Machado 3 – R/C
2005-155 Santarém
PORTUGAL
Phone: 243327203
Email: crc.santarem@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 Santarém 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.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Alverca Portugal Family History Center
Rua do Açougue Velho
ALVERCA 2615-025
PORTUGAL
Phone: 351 -219584919
Email: pt_alverca@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Alverca Portugal Family History Center

Lisboa 5th Portugal Family History Center
Rua José Gomes Ferreira Lt 22
ODIVELAS 2675-394
PORTUGAL
Phone: NUMBER
Email: pt_lisboa5th@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Lisboa 5th Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Santarém, Portugal," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santar%C3%A9m,_Portugal. Visited 31 August 2017.