Viana do Alentejo, Évora, Portugal Genealogy

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This is a historical and genealogical guide to the municipality of Viana do Alentejo.

History

  • Viana do Alentejo is a municipality in the Evora district of Portugal.
  • The population of Viana do Alentejo is roughly 6000 people.[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 Évora Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office

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

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Viana do Alentejo
R. Cândido Reis 21 Viana Alentejo
7090-238 Viana do Alentejo
PORTUGAL
Phone: 266953244
Fax: 266939311
Email: crcpncom.viana-alentejo@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 Évora 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.

Family History Centers

Beja Portugal Family History Center
Rua D Manuel I Nº9
BEJA ALGARVE 7800-306
PORTUGAL
Email: PT_Beja@ldsmail.net
Website: Beja Portugal Family History Center

References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Viana do Alentejo," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viana_do_Alentejo. Visited 08/14/2017.