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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Tomar is a city and municipality in the District of Santarém in Portugal.
  • In the late 12th century Tomar was born inside the walls of the Covento de Cristo, under the orders of Gualdim de Pais, the fourth grand master of the Knights of Templar.
  • Tomar is divided into 11 civil parishes.
  • The population of Tomar is roughly 40,700 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 Tomar
Várzea Grande – Sta. Mª Olivais
2300-000 São Pedro de Tomar
PORTUGAL
Phone: 249313561
Email: crc.tomar@dgrn.mj.p

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.

Marmelais
Tomar, Tomar Municipality, Santarém
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Santa Maria dos Olivais
Tomar, Tomar Municipality, Santarém
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Leiria Portugal Family History Center
Rua Henrique Sommer 24
LEIRIA 2410-107
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 44-823-617
Email: PT_Leiria@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Leiria Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Tomar," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomar. Visited 31 August 2017.