Portugal Record Finder

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Record Finder

This table can help you decide which records to search using the following steps:

Step 1. In column 1, find your goal.

Step 2. In column 2, find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.

Step 3. In column 3, find additional records that may be useful.

What you are looking for: Try these records first: Other useful records:
Age Church Records, Civil Registration Census
Birth date and birthplace Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Nobility Records
Boundaries (parish, district, or county) Gazetteers, Maps, History Church History
Death information Church Records, Civil Registration Newspapers
Emigration information Emigration and Immigration Church Records, Newspapers, Societies
Historical background History Societies
Language helps Word List, Handwriting
Living relatives Societies
Maiden name Portugal Names, Church Records, Civil Registration, Notarial Records Nobility Records
Marriage information Church Records, Civil Registration Notarial Records, Nobility Records
Naming customs Portugal Names
Noble families Nobility Records
Occupations Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Notarial Records
Parents, children, and other family members Church Records, Civil Registration Notarial Records, Census
Physical description Military Records
Place-finding aids Gazetteers Maps, Emigration and Immigration
Places of residence Church Records, Civil Registration Census, Notarial Records, Emigration and Immigration
Previous research (compiled genealogy) Genealogies, Nobility Records Societies
Record-finding aids Online Records, Archives and Libraries
Religion Religious Records, Church Records History
Social activities History, Newspapers