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Oliveira do Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Oliveira do Hospital.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Oliveira do Hospital is a municipality in the old district of Coimra, in the central part of Portugal.
  • Ancient civilizations of Oliveira do Hospital, such as Visigothic, noble Gothic villages as well as Neolithic and Bronze age burial grounds can be found in this area.
  • A Roman Gothic style temple dating to the 13th century and the Church of Sao Gião, richly carved and painted in the 18th century Barouque interior can be found here.
  • Oliveira do Hospital has 16 civil parishes.
  • The population of Oliveira do Hospital is roughly 20,900 people.[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 Coimbra 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 Oliveira do Hospital
Lg. Cons. Cabral Metelo Oliveira Hospital
3400-062 Oliveira do Hospital
PORTUGAL
Phone: 238600220
Email: crcpcom.oliveira-hospital@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 Coimbra 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.

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@ldsmail.net
Website: Viseu Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Oliveira do Hospital," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliveira_do_Hospital. Visited 15 August 2017.