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

History[edit | edit source]

  • A charter was signed in 1250.
  • Charter confirmed again in 1510.
  • Many churches and convents were sacked in the Peninsular wars.
  • Forts were constructed during 1810-1812.
  • on 23 December 1846 400 men were wounded and 500 died from the Battle of Torres Vedras.
  • The population of Torres Vedras is roughly 80,000 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 Lisboa (Lisbon) 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 Torres Vedras
R. Teófilo Braga Lt. 4, 1º
2560-335 Torres Vedras
PORTUGAL
Phone: 261317872
Email: crc.tvedras@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 Lisboa (Lisbon) 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.

Cemiterio de Runa
Runa, Torres Vedras Municipality, Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemiterio de Silveira (Torres Vedras)
Silveira, Torres Vedras Municipality, Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Cemiterio De S. Joao
Torres Vedras, Torres Vedras Municipality, Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Alverca Portugal Family History Center
Rua do Açougue Velho
ALVERCA 2615-025
PORTUGAL
Phone: 351 -219584919
Email: pt_alverca@ldsmail.net
Website: Alverca Portugal Family History Center


Lisboa 5th Portugal Family History Center
Rua José Gomes Ferreira Lt 22
ODIVELAS 2675-394
PORTUGAL
Email: pt_lisboa5th@ldsmail.net
Website: Lisboa 5th Portugal Family History Center

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Torres Vedras," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torres_Vedras. Visited [08/22/2017.