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Vila Nova de Paiva, Viseu, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Vila Nova de Paiva.

HistoryEdit

  • The municipality is divided into 5 parishes.
  • The area is 29 km (76 square miles).
  • The population of Vila Nova de Paiva is roughly 5,176 people.[1]

Civil RegistrationEdit

Online RecordsEdit

After 100 years, all civil registration records are sent to the municipality's district office.

To view online civil registration records, visit Viseu Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration OfficeEdit

The following is a list of civil registration offices within the municipality.

Conservatória do Registo Civil Predial e Comerc. e Cartório Notarial de Vila Nova de Paiva
R. Egas Moniz Vila Nova de Paiva
3650-219 Vila Nova de Paiva
PORTUGAL
Phone: 232604113
Email: crcpncom.vnova-paiva@dgrn.mj.pt

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 ParishesEdit

Online RecordsEdit

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 Viseu Church Records.

Contact a ParishEdit

If you are seeking church records created more recently than 1910, it is possible to obtain them by writing to the parish where the record was created. Writing to a parish is not always a reliable way to obtain information, because officials may or may not respond.

Conferência Episcopal Portuguesa lists websites for the 20 Dioceses of Portugal. Once on the Diocesan website, use the listing of parishes (paróquias) to locate contact information for the parish in question.

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.

CemeteriesEdit

Cemeteries did not become popular in Portugal until the late nineteenth century. Prior to this, individuals were buried in their parish church cemetery, and their bones were later removed to an unmarked burial place.

Family History CentersEdit

Viseu Portugal Family History Center
Rua Cândido dos Reis 81
VISEU 3510-056
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 351-32425559
Email: PT_Viseu@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Viseu Portugal Family History Center

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Vila Nova de Paiva," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vila_Nova_de_Paiva Visited 21 September.