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== History ==
 
== History ==
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*Murça is a city which is the seat of the municipal government and a municipality in the district of Vila Real, 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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*This community, as far as can be determined, extends to Celtic times, due to the Porca de Murça (English: Pig of Murça) presumably a Celtic divinity.
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*In the 13th century, King Sancho II issued a foral on 8 May 1224, and was later confirmed and elaborated by Afonso III on 10 Jan 1268. With other similar charters by other kings.
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*Murça is divided into 7 civil parishes.
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*The population of Murça is roughly 6,000 people.<ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Murça," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur%C3%A7a. Visited 18 September 2017.</ref>
  
 
== Civil Registration  ==
 
== Civil Registration  ==

Revision as of 09:56, 18 September 2017

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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Murça is a city which is the seat of the municipal government and a municipality in the district of Vila Real, in Portugal.
  • This community, as far as can be determined, extends to Celtic times, due to the Porca de Murça (English: Pig of Murça) presumably a Celtic divinity.
  • In the 13th century, King Sancho II issued a foral on 8 May 1224, and was later confirmed and elaborated by Afonso III on 10 Jan 1268. With other similar charters by other kings.
  • Murça is divided into 7 civil parishes.
  • The population of Murça is roughly 6,000 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 Vila Real 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 Murça
address
phone number
email address

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Murça
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 Murça. 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, "Murça," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur%C3%A7a. Visited 18 September 2017.