Águeda, Aveiro, Portugal Genealogy

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

History

  • Águeda was founded in the 9th century.
  • In 1834, Águeda became a municipality.
  • Águeda was also known as Castal Lousado, Anegia, Agatha, and Ágada and Ágata.
  • The population of Águeda is roughly 47,700 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 Aveiro Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office

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

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Águeda
R. Fernando Caldeira Pal Justiça
3750-147 Águeda
PORTUGAL
Phone: 234622802
Email: crpcom.agueda@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 Aveiro 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.

Family History Centers

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

Sao Joao Da Madeira Portugal Family History Center
Rua Cristovao Colombo 736
ARRIFANA 3700-4622
PORTUGAL
Email: pt_saoJoaodaMadeira@ldsmail.net
Website: Sao Joao Da Madeira Portugal Family History Center

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Águeda" In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81gueda Visited 2 August 2017.