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== History ==
 
== History ==
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*Melgaço is a municipality in the District of Viana do Castelo in Portugal.
*The population of [MUNICIPALITY] is roughly [NUMBER] people.<ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "[PAGE NAME]," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', [URL]. Visited [DATE].</ref>
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*About 1170 during the reign of King D Afonso Henriques, the castle of  Melgaço was constructed.
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*The first forum letter was conceded by King D Afonso between 1183 and 1185 and later confirmed by King D Afonso in 1219, then replaced by a foral issued by King D Afonso III in 1258.
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*By 1211-1212, the north of Portugal was invaded by Leonese forces justifying the construction of the wall, which was already under construction by 1245.
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*Melgaço is divided into 13 civil parishes.
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*The population of Melgaço is roughly 9,200 people.<ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Melgaço, Portugal," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melga%C3%A7o,_Portugal. Visited [DATE]11 September 2017.</ref>
  
 
== Civil Registration  ==
 
== Civil Registration  ==

Revision as of 11:07, 11 September 2017

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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Melgaço is a municipality in the District of Viana do Castelo in Portugal.
  • About 1170 during the reign of King D Afonso Henriques, the castle of Melgaço was constructed.
  • The first forum letter was conceded by King D Afonso between 1183 and 1185 and later confirmed by King D Afonso in 1219, then replaced by a foral issued by King D Afonso III in 1258.
  • By 1211-1212, the north of Portugal was invaded by Leonese forces justifying the construction of the wall, which was already under construction by 1245.
  • Melgaço is divided into 13 civil parishes.
  • The population of Melgaço is roughly 9,200 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 Viana do Castelo 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 Melgaço
address
phone number
email address

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Melgaço
address
phone number
email address

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 Viana do Castelo Church Records.

Contact a Parish[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of parishes within the municipality of Melgaço. There may be additional parishes not listed on this page.

Parish Name
address
phone number
email address

Parish Name
address
phone number
email address

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 their parish church, and their bones were later removed to an unmarked burial place. The following list may be helpful in twentieth-century research.

Name of Cemetery
Website
Address
Phone number
email address

Name of Cemetery
Website
Address
Phone number
email address

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Name of nearest center
Website/page on FS wiki
Address
Phone number
email address

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Melgaço, Portugal," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melga%C3%A7o,_Portugal. Visited [DATE]11 September 2017.