Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira.

History[edit | edit source]

  • A new charter was awarded in 1514 by Manuel I king of Portugal.
  • Santa Maria da Feira is located in an area the allowed it to be a crossroads of various peoples until the 19th century.
  • The population of Santa Maria da Feira is roughly 139,300 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 Aveiro 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 Santa Maria da Feira
address
phone number
email address

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Santa Maria da Feira
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 Aveiro Church Records.

Contact a Parish[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of parishes within the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira. 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, "Santa Maria da Feira," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_da_Feira. Visited 3 August 2017.