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Vila do Bispo, Faro, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Vila do Bispo.

History

  • It was referred to as Aldeia do Bispo in the 14th century, in a charter dated 27 March 1329.
  • IN 1353 came a royal charter.
  • In 1348 the black death infected two thirds of the population.
  • In 1855 it was reintegrated into Lagos.
  • It was reincorporated in September 1861
  • abolished again in August 1895, Reincorporated January 1898.
  • The population of Vila do Bispo is roughly 6000 people.[1]

Civil Registration

Online Records

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

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

Contact a Civil Registration Office

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

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Vila do Bispo
R. 25 Abril 4, 1º Vila Bispo
8650-428 Vila do Bispo
PORTUGAL
Phone: 282639213
Email: rcp.vrsantonio@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 Parishes

Online Records

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 Faro Church Records.

Contact a Parish

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.

Cemeteries

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.

Sagres Cemetery
Sagres, Vila do Bispo Municipality, Faro
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers

Portimao Portugal Family History Center
R Eng Adelino Amaro da
Costa 8500-314
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 28284544
Email: PT_Portimao@familyhistorymail.org
Website: Portimao Portugal Family History Center

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Vila do Bispo," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vila_do_Bispo. Visited 08/15/2017.