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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[EuropePortugal Genealogy|Portugal]] | link2=| link3=| link4=| link5=[[{{PAGENAME}}|Setubal District]]}}Guide to '''Setubal ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. {{Portugal-sidebar}}{| style="float:right"|-| style="padding-right:0px"|[[Image:GotoarrowPT Locator Map Portugal Setubal.png|thumb|250px|<center>Setubal District</center>]] |}{||<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Portugal Online Genealogy|PortugalRecords]] </span>|<span class="community_button">[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngFamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups|Ask the <br>Community]][[Setubal]]'' </span></div>|}
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Guide to '''__TOC__ == Municipalities == The 13 municipalities of the district of Setúbalare:{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="40%"|-| style="vertical-align:top" width="25%"|*[[Alcácer do Sal, Portugal ancestrySetúbal Genealogy|Alcácer do Sal]]*[[Alcochete, family historySetúbal Genealogy|Alcochete]]*[[Almada, and genealogySetúbal Genealogy|Almada]]*[[Barreiro, Setúbal Genealogy|Barreiro]]*[[Grândola, Setúbal Genealogy|Grândola]]| style="vertical-align:''' birth recordstop" width="25%"|*[[Moita, marriage recordsSetúbal Genealogy|Moita]]*[[Montijo, death recordsSetúbal Genealogy|Montijo]]*[[Palmela, census recordsSetúbal Genealogy|Palmela]]*[[Santiago do Cacém, family historySetúbal Genealogy|Santiago do Cacém]]*[[Seixal, and military records. Setúbal Genealogy|Seixal]]{{Portugal| style="vertical-sidebar}align:top" width="25%"|*[[Sesimbra, Setúbal Genealogy|Sesimbra]]*[[Setúbal, Setúbal Genealogy|Setúbal]]*[[Sines, Setúbal Genealogy|Sines]]|}==Research Methods==
'''== Research Methods ==Most of your genealogical research for Setúbal Setubal will be in two main record types: civil registration (''registros civis'') and church records (''registros da igreja''). This article will teach you methods for locating and searching these two record groups.'''
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==Civil Registration (''Registros civis'')==Civil registration records (''Registros civis'') are government records covering birth, marriage, and death. They are an excellent source of names, dates, places, and relationships. <br>
Time period:Civil Registration has been kept from 1832-to the present. Registration *'''1832''' Required registration of non-Catholics began in 1832. *'''1878''' Universal civil registration with priests functioning as civil registrars for Catholics*'''1911''' Civil registration was mandated in 1878 but only became obligatory in 1911. Priests functioned stopped functioning as civil registrars until 1911. The records are highly reliable.
Civil registration records are kept on a municipal level by local civil registration offices. After 100 years they are moved to the district registration office.
=== 1. Online Digital Records for Civil Registration ===
For many localities, digital copies of civil registration can be searched online:
*'''16491911-1936''' - {{RecordSearch|2144833|Portugal, Setúbal, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1649-1936|access=browse}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch Historical Records] - free, browseable browsable images only, incomplete for all localities. *'''1911-1936''' - [http://tombo.pt/en/d/setubal Portugal, Setúbal, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1649-1936] at [http://tombo.pt/en Tombo.pt] - free, browsable images, incomplete for all localities. Use the left-hand sidebar to select a municipality and civil parish to link to the online collections of the District Archive of Setúbal.
'''"Nascimentos"''' are births. '''Matrimônios''' and '''"Casamentos"''' are marriages. ''' "Óbitos"''' are deaths. '''"Índice"''' is the index.
=== 2. Microfilm Copies of Civil Registration Records Searched at a Family History Center in the FamilySearch Catalog ===If the locality and time period you need are not included in the online records, the next step is to find them in the microfilm collection of the Family History Library. These microfilms may Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be viewed available at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History CentersCenter'''] around the worldnear you. <br>To find a microfilm:
:::a. Click on this link to see a list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=134400&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Portugal%2C%20Set%C3%BAbal%22 '''records for Portugal, Setúbal'''].
:::d. Click on '''"Civil Registration"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
:::e. Choose the correct '''event and time period''' for your ancestor.
:::f. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. [[File:FHL icons.png|75px]]. The magnifying glass indicates that the microfilm is indexed. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. Clicking on the microfilm reel will lead to information on how to rent the film. Family History Center staff will assist you in ordering the film. ===3. Writing for Civil Registration Certificates===It is possible to obtain civil registration records by writing to the local civil registry in the municipality. Civil officials will generally answer correspondence in Portuguese. Your request may be forwarded if the records have been sent to district archives. ====Events Less Than 100 Years Ago====For events less than 100 years ago, the records are kept in the local registration office. Write a brief request in Portuguese to the proper office using this address as guide replacing the information in parentheses:<br>
:'''Cartório de Registro === Writing for Civil''' Registration Certificates ===:'''([https://enIt is possible to obtain civil registration records by writing to the local civil registry in the municipality or the district archive.wikipediaCivil officials will generally answer correspondence in Portuguese.org/wiki/List_of_postal_codes_in_Portugal postal code]), (city)''' :'''Setúbal - Portugal'''<br><br>
==== Civil Registry ====For events less than 100 years ago, the records are kept in the local registration office. Use the following resources to address a brief request in Portuguese to the proper office.<br>*[https[Civil Registration Offices in Portugal|List of the district offices of civil registrars]]*[http://en.wikipediaconservatorias.orgcom/wiki/List_of_postal_codes_in_Portugal '''Find the Portuguese postal code here.'''conservatorias-do-registo-civil Conservatórias list of civil registrars] <br> <br>
====District Archives====
For records older than 100 years, write to the district office at: <br>
'''Conservatória do Registo Civil de Setúbal'''<br>R. Dr. António M Gamito 3, 1º – E<br>2900-056 Setúbal<br>Setúbal – Portugal<br> 
Telefone: 265236016 Fax: 265535202<br>
E-mail: crc.setubal@dgrn.mj.pt <br>
'''For both types of offices, send the following:'''<br>*Money for the search fee, usually $10.00, and an international reply coupon (IRC)
*Full name and the sex of the ancestor sought
*Names of the ancestor’s parents, if known
*Request for a photocopy of the complete original record
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 '''Write your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing your letter in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases is in this [[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]'''
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== Church Records (''registros da igreja'') ==
The vast majority of Portuguese were Catholic and were registered in entries for baptismstheir baptism, marriagesmarriage(s), deathsand burial, and burials were recorded in the local church records. Often these registers include personal information on the family, including two and sometimes three generations .<br> In 1910, the newly established First Portuguese Republic mandated that all documents with vital information that were previously recorded and held by the Catholic Church be turned over to the government. Some of these records are indicated now in the registersnational archive in Lisbon, with personal information on called the family"Torre do Tombo", some are in archives that were established in each district, and some unfortunately were lost in this transfer. <br>
=== 1. Online Digital Records for Church Records ===
For some localities, digital copies of Catholic church records can be searched online:
*'''18591555-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|20018781935451|Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 15501555-19131911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1555-1911''' - {{RecordSearch|1935451|Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911|access=browse}} at [http://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch Historical Records] - free, browseable browsable images only, not complete for all localities. Records will eventually be indexed online.*'''Batismos1555-1911''' are infant baptisms- [http://tombo.pt/en/d/setubal Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, which are used 1555-1911] at [http://tombo.pt/en Tombo.pt] - free, browsable images, incomplete for birth informationall localities. *'''Matrimônios1680-1911'''' are marriages- [http://geneall.net/pt/arquivos-paroquiais/?arq_id=17 Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records] through [http://geneall. ''' "Óbitos"''' are deathsnet/pt/arquivos-paroquiais/ geneall. '''"Índice"''' is the indexnet] -free, limited browsable images only.
===2. * [http://tomboantt.dglab.gov.pt/d/beja Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo.pt]===*In 1910 a revolution rejected the royal family, abolished all titles of the nobility, wrote a constitution, and passed new laws. All documents with vital information that were previously recorded and held by the Catholic Church were turned over to the government. Some of these records are now in the - Mainland national archive in Lisbon, called the "Torre do Tombo", some are in archives that were established in each district, and some unfortunately were lost in this transfer.<br>*To search digitized parish records for Setúbal at with instruction on accessing their [http://tombodigitarq.arquivos.pt/d/beja digital images] and the archive's catalog. The website is in Portuguese.'''Tombo.ptBatismos''']are infant baptisms, click on [http://tombowhich are used for birth information.pt/d/beja '''this linkMatrimônios'''']are marriages. The parishes ''' "Óbitos"''' are listed in the left sidebar under deaths. '''"MunicípiosÍndice". After clicking on your parish, look for:::::::::::Series:::::::::::::Registos de batismo (baptismal registers):::::::::::::Registos de casamento (marriage registers):::::::::::::Registos de óbito (burial registers)You will find a description of and link to each time period that was digitized''' is the index.
=== 3. Microfilm Copies of Church Records Searched at a Family History Center in the FamilySearch Catalog ===If the locality and time period you need are not included in the online records, the next step is to find them in the microfilm collection of the Family History Library. These microfilms may Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be viewed available at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History CentersCenter'''] around the worldnear you. <br>To find a microfilm:
:::a. Click on this link to see a list of [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=134400&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Portugal%2C%20Set%C3%BAbal%22 '''records for Portugal, Setúbal'''].
:::d. Click on '''"Church Records"''' topic. Click on the blue links to specific record titles.
:::e. Choose the correct '''event and time period''' for your ancestor.
:::f. Some combination of these icons will appear at the far right of the microfilm listed for the record. [[File:FHL icons.png|75px]]. Clicking on the magnifying glass will take you to the index. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. Clicking on the camera will take you to an online digital copy of the microfilm. Clicking on the microfilm reel will lead to information on how to rent the film. Family History Center staff will assist you in ordering the film. === 4. Writing to a Catholic Priest for Church Records ===Baptism, marriage, and death records may be searched by contacting or visiting local parish or diocese archives in Portugal. Portugal has no single repository of church records. Write your request in Portuguese whenever possible. '''''This method is not always reliable. Officials might or might not respond.'''''  Write a brief request in Portuguese to the proper church using this address as guide replacing the information in parentheses:<br>
:'''Reverendo Pároco'''=== Writing to a Catholic Priest for Church Records ===:'''Paróquia de (name Portugal has no single repository of church records. Baptism, marriage, and death records may be searched by contacting or visiting local parish) or diocese archive in Portugal. Write your request in Portuguese whenever possible. ''':'''([https://enThis method is not always reliable.wikipediaOfficials might or might not respond.org/wiki/List_of_postal_codes_in_Portugal postal code]), (city)'''<br>:'''Setúbal - Portugal'''<br>
The following websites provide contact information for parishes*[httpshttp://enwww.wikipediaconferenciaepiscopal.orgpt/wikiv1/List_of_postal_codes_in_Portugal '''Find dioceses/ 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 Portuguese postal code hereparish in question.*[http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.'''cfm?fuseaction=show_country&country=PT Catholic Directory] lists parishes by town for all of Portugal.
When requesting If contact informationfor a parish is not listed in these records, send address a brief request in Portuguese to the followingproper church using this address as guide replacing the information in parentheses:<br> :Reverendo Pároco:Paróquia de (name of parish) :([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postal_codes_in_Portugal postal code]), (city):Setúbal, Portugal
When requesting information, send the following:*Money for the search fee, usually $10.00, and an international reply coupon (IRC)
*Full name and the sex of the ancestor sought
*Names of the ancestor’s parents, if known
*Request for a photocopy of the complete original record
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'''Write your request in Portuguese whenever possible. For writing your letter in Portuguese, use the translated questions and phrases is in this [[Portuguese Letter-writing Guide|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]'''
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==Reading the Records==
*You do not have to be fluent in Portuguese to read your documents. Genealogical records usually contain a limited vocabulary. Use this [[Portuguese Genealogical Word List|Portuguese Genealogical Word List]] to translate the important points in the document.
*Online interactive slideshow lessons are available to help you learn to read these records:
:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-1-portuguese-letters/213 {{LearningCenter2|54|'''Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Portuguese Letters''']}}:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-2-dates-words-and-names/215 {{LearningCenter2|55|'''Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Dates, Words, and Names''']}}:*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-portuguese-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-portuguese-records/216 {{LearningCenter2|56|'''Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading Portuguese Records''']}}. In this lesson, you will explore several types of Portuguese genealogical records, including birth, baptismal, marriage, and death records. == Search Strategy ==*Search for the relative or ancestor you selected. When you find his birth record, search for the births of his '''brothers and sisters'''. *Next, search for the '''marriage of his parents.''' The marriage record will have information that will often help you find the birth records of the parents. *You can '''estimate the ages''' of the parents and determine a birth year to search for their birth records. *Search the '''death registers''' for all known family members.*Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on. *If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, '''search neighboring parishes.'''  === Tips for finding your ancestor in the records ====
*Births were usually reported within a few days of the birth by the father of the child, a neighbor, or the midwife. A search for a birth record should begin with the known date of birth and then searching forward in time, day by day, until the record is found. It might be found within a few days of the actual birth date, but in some instances, it might be weeks or months later.
*In the larger cities of Portugal, there are several registration offices located throughout the city. If you know in which part of the city your ancestor lived, you should begin your search in the records of the office nearest their home. If you do not know, you will need to search office by office.
*Death records can be particularly helpful for people who may not have had a civil birth or marriage record but died during the period when civil registration had begun.
== Wiki Articles Describing Collections for Setubal ==*[[Portugal, Setubal, Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records]][[Category:Setubal, PortugalGenealogy]] [[Category:Districts of Portugal]] [[Category:Portugal]]
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