Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Early paleolithic inhabitants.
  • Moorish castle from 9th-6th century BC still stands.
  • UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Roman remains from the 1st-2nd century BC
  • granted municipality status in 30BC by Octavius.
  • there is always fog in the area.
  • During reconquista (9th century) the Christian forces isolated the Moorish castle.
  • 1093-1096 it was conquered twice.
  • In 1109 the Moorish castle was conquered again.
  • Supported by the crusaders in October 1147 the castle surrendered.
  • A charter was signed on 9th January 1154.
  • Thriving community in the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • Five municipal scribes lost their lives to the plague in 1350, there were probably more deaths just not recorded.
  • During the dynastic crisis it was the last place to surrender.
  • A principal residence and summer estate of the royal court.
  • From 1550 on members of the aristocracy started to build estates.
  • two monasteries were built in the later have of the 1500's.
  • The population of Sintra is roughly 400,000 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 Lisboa (Lisbon) 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 [MUNICIPALITY NAME]
address
phone number
email address

Conservatória do Registo Civil de [MUNICIPALITY 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.

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 Lisboa (Lisbon) Church Records.

Contact a Parish[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of parishes within the municipality of Sintra. 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, "Sintra," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sintra. Visited 08/22/2017.