Lagoa, Faro, Portugal Genealogy

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

History

  • From Pre-historic times.
  • conquered by the Arabs in 8th century.
  • Conquered by Christians in the Mid 12th century.
  • In 1755 Lisbon Earthquake caused massive damage and left 2 old style church buildings from an earlier period.
  • 16th of January 1773 a charter incorporated Lagoa.
  • The population of Lagoa is roughly 6500 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 Lagoa
R. 25 Abril 49
8400-343 Lagoa
PORTUGAL
Phone: 282352381
Fax: 282342546
Email: crcp.lagoa@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.

Family History Centers

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References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagoa,_Algarve," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagoa,_Algarve. Visited 08/15/2017.