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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Seixal is a city and a municipality in the district of Setúbal in Portugal, in the region of Lisbon.
  • Seixal is divided into 6 parishes.
  • During the Roman era, the Tagus bay has been an important human settlement, into the Portuguese Age of Discovery.
  • Due to its prime location in the 15th century many dockyards and shipbuilders began their work.
  • In 1836, after the Liberal revolution, during the reign of Queen Maria II of Portugal, Seixal was given the status of Municipality.
  • In 1895 it was extinguished but three years later the status was renewed.
  • 20 May 1993, the town of Seixal obtained the status of City.
  • The population of Seixal is roughly 184,300 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 Setúbal 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 Seixal
Rua nº. 2
Address line 2
PORTUGAL
Phone: 212271188
Email: crc.seixal@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 Setúbal 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]

Seixal Portugal Family History Center
Rua do Minho 61 Amora
SEIXAL 2845-592
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 121-56603
Email: PT_Seixal@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Seixal Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Seixal," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seixal. Visited 8 September 2017.