Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Coimbra, Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1893-1980
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Registro Civil de Coimbra, Portugal
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Related Websites
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University of Coimbra Archives


What Is In The Collection?

This collection includes civil records for Coimbra, Portugal and covers from 1893 to 1980. Copies of civil registration marriage and death records housed at the Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal. Additional images will be published as they become available.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Portuguese; also see the section For Help Reading These Records for translation helps.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Place and date of registration
  • Informant's name, age and residence
  • Child's name
  • Place and date of birth
  • Parents' names

Marriage Records

  • Place and date of registration
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s place of origin and residence
  • Groom’s age
  • Groom’s marital status
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s place of origin and residence
  • Bride’s age
  • Bride’s marital status
  • Groom’s parents' names and their place of origin
  • Bride’s parents' names and their place of origin

Death Records

  • Place and date of death
  • Name of deceased person
  • Deceased place of origin
  • Deceased age at time of death
  • Deceased marital status, name of spouse if married
  • Cause of death
  • Deceased place of residence
  • Place of burial
  • Parents’ names and their place of origin

Collection Contents

Sample Images

How Do I Search The Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

Search The Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

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View The Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select District
  2. Select Municipality
  3. Select Record Type and Yearsto view the images.

For Help Reading These Records

For help reading these Portuguese records, see the following resources:

How Do I Analyze The Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

  • When available, look at the original record. It often has more information than the indexed record. Making a copy of the original record, or at least citing where you found it, is also useful.
  • It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Research Log that you can download and use.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.
  • There may be more than one person with the same name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches. Or try expanding the date range; this is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration,1893-1980." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra [University of Coimbra Archives].

Record (or Index) Citation
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1893-1980.


Image Citation
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1893-1980.


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