Vila do Porto, Azores, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Vila do Porto.

History

  • Population about 6,000.
  • Diego Silvas founded in 1427.
  • In 1439 obtained its first royal charter.
  • Also known as Ilha dos Lobos.
  • Oldest lighthouse in Azores built in 1470.
  • Never experienced earthquakes since it has been settled.
  • Vila do Porto has five civil parishes.[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 Azores Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office

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

Conservatória do Registo Civil
R. Teófilo Braga 52 Vila
9580-535 Vila do Porto
PORTUGAL
Phone: 296882417
Email: crcpncom.vila-porto@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 Azores 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.

Cemitério de Almagreira
Almagreira, Vila do Porto Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemitério de Santa Bárbara
Santa Barbara, Vila do Porto Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemitério de Santo Espírito
Largo Padre José Maria Amaral (ER 1-2) 9580 Vila do Porto, Santo Espirito, Vila do Porto Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemitério de São Pedro
Sao Pedro, Vila do Porto Municipality, Azores Region
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers

Angra do Heroismo Portugal Family History Center
Rua Prof Augusto Monjardino 45
ANGRA DO HEROISMO 9700-020
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 295-217-651
Email: PT_AngraDoHeroismo@ldsmail.net
Website: Angra do Heroismo Portugal Family History Center

Ponta Delgada Portugal Family History Center
Avenida Antero de Quental 43
PONTA DELGADA 9500-160
PORTUGAL
Phone: +351 962-6409
Email: PT_PontaDelgada@ldsmail.net
Website: Ponta Delgada Portugal Family History Center

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Vila do Porto," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vila_do_Porto. Visited 2 February 2018.