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Viseu, Viseu, Portugal Genealogy

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

History

  • 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.

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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 Viseu Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office

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

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Viseu
address
phone number
email address

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Viseu
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

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 Viseu Church Records.

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.

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

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

Name of nearest center
Website/page on FS wiki
Address
Phone number
email address

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Viseu," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, [URL]. Visited 21 September 2017.