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*The territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors.
 
*The territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors.
 
*The municipality has 25 parishes and the area is 507.10 km (195.79 square miles)  
 
*The municipality has 25 parishes and the area is 507.10 km (195.79 square miles)  
*Viseu has a population of 99,274 people and is the center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants.
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*Viseu has a population of 99,274 people and is the center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants. <ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Viseu," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viseu. Visited 21 September 2017.</ref>
<ref>Wikipedia Collaborators, "Viseu," In ''Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia'', [URL]. Visited 21 September 2017.</ref>
 
  
 
== Civil Registration  ==
 
== Civil Registration  ==
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'''Conservatória do Registo Civil de Viseu'''<br>
 
'''Conservatória do Registo Civil de Viseu'''<br>
address<br>
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R. Cons. Afonso Melo 31, 1º <br>
phone number<br>
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3510-024 Viseu <br>
[mailto:email email address]<br>
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PORTUGAL <br>
 
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Phone: 232484140 <br>
'''Conservatória do Registo Civil de Viseu'''<br>
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Email: [mailto:rc.viseu@dgrn.mj.pt rc.viseu@dgrn.mj.pt]<br>
address<br>
 
phone number<br>
 
[mailto:email email address]<br>
 
  
 
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|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]
 
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|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]
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=== Contact a Parish ===
 
=== Contact a Parish ===
The following is a list of parishes within the municipality of Viseu. There may be additional parishes not listed on this page.<br>
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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. <br>
 
 
'''Parish Name'''<br>
 
address<br>
 
phone number<br>
 
[mailto:email email address]<br>
 
  
'''Parish Name'''<br>
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'''[http://www.conferenciaepiscopal.pt/v1/dioceses/ 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.<br>  
address<br>
 
phone number<br>
 
[mailto:email email address]<br>
 
  
 
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|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]
 
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|Portuguese Letter-writing Guide.]]
  
 
== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
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.
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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.
 
 
'''Name of Cemetery'''<br>
 
Website<br>
 
Address<br>
 
Phone number<br>
 
[mailto:email email address]<br>
 
  
'''Name of Cemetery'''<br>
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'''Cova do Viriato Park'''<br>
Website<br>
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Viseu, Viseu Municipality, Viseu<br>
Address<br>
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PORTUGAL<br>
Phone number<br>
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Website: [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/1972977/cova-do-viriato-park FindAGrave]<br>
[mailto:email email address]<br>
 
  
 
== Family History Centers  ==
 
== Family History Centers  ==
'''Name of nearest center'''<br>
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'''Viseu Portugal Family History Center'''<br>
Website/page on FS wiki<br>
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Rua Cândido dos Reis 81<br>
Address<br>
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VISEU 3510-056<br>
Phone number<br>
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PORTUGAL<br>
[mailto:email email address]<br>
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Phone: +351 351-32425559<br>
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Email: [mailto:PT_Viseu@familyhistorymail.org PT_Viseu@familyhistorymail.org]<br>
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Website: [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/pt/Viseu_Portugal_Centros_de_Hist%C3%B3ria_da_Fam%C3%ADlia Viseu Portugal Family History Center]<br>
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
 
   
 
   
 
[[Category:Viseu, Portugal]] [[Category:Districts of Portugal]]
 
[[Category:Viseu, Portugal]] [[Category:Districts of Portugal]]

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

History[edit | edit source]

  • Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name.
  • The territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors.
  • The municipality has 25 parishes and the area is 507.10 km (195.79 square miles)
  • Viseu has a population of 99,274 people and is the center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants. [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 Viseu 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 Viseu
R. Cons. Afonso Melo 31, 1º
3510-024 Viseu
PORTUGAL
Phone: 232484140
Email: rc.viseu@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[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 Viseu Church Records.

Contact a Parish[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Cova do Viriato Park
Viseu, Viseu Municipality, Viseu
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Viseu," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viseu. Visited 21 September 2017.