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Santarem, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Government
Collection years: 1829-1911
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Portugal, Distrito de Santarém, Registros Municipais, 1829-1911
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains miscellaneous records from district and municipal archives in the District of Santarém, Portugal. The records date from 1850 to 1946. This collection includes civil registration birth, marriage, and death records. In addition the collection contains miscellaneous records including military and electoral censuses, and other records.

General Information about These Records

  • Physical description or format of the original material
  • History of the record
  • Why the record was created
  • Reliability of the information in the record
  • Percentage of the population covered in the record
  • Preservation quality of the record

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Portuguese. For assistance with the language, see the section For Help Reading These Records.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Birth records may contain the following information:

  • Birth date
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence

Marriage records may contain the following information:

  • Birth date
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence

Death records may contain the following information:

  • Birth date
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The name of the person you are looking for
  • An approximate date of the event

View the Images[edit | edit source]

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For Help Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the records of nearby localities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Portugal.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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