Portugal, Portalegre, Civil Registration and Miscellaneous Records, 1816-1935 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images of civil birth, marriage, and death records, military censuses, passports, and residency records.

The records in the images are written in Portuguese and may require Portuguese language and handwriting helps:

 
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What Can I Learn from these Civil Records?

These Portugal civil records may include:

  • Name
  • Date and place of birth, marriage, or death
  • Gender, Age, Estimated birth year
  • Spouse’s Name if it’s a marriage record
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Spouse’s parents’ names if it is a marriage record
  • Residence
  • Family Members
  • Occupation, Civil Status, Origin
  • Cause of death for death records

 

What Can I Do with Civil Records Information?

If you find someone in these Portugal civil records you can:

  • Search the collection for every family member
  • Record all information for each member of the family and print copies of the original images with citations for where the images came from
  • Look for church records verifying birth, marriage, and burial information
  • Visit the FamilySearch Wiki for Portugal Research Strategies beyond vital records-it has many great tips

 

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