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

History

  • Viseu is a city and municipality in the Centro Region of Portugal and the capital of the district of the same name.
  • The territory of Viseu was populated by a series of cultures, that include the Romans, Suebs, Visigoths and Moors.
  • The municipality has 25 parishes and the area is 507.10 km (195.79 square miles)
  • Viseu has a population of 99,274 people and is the center of the Viseu Dão Lafões intermunipical community, with 267,633 inhabitants. [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 Viseu Civil Registration.

Contact a Civil Registration Office

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

Conservatória do Registo Civil de Viseu
R. Cons. Afonso Melo 31, 1º
3510-024 Viseu
PORTUGAL
Phone: 232484140
Email: rc.viseu@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 Viseu 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.

Cova do Viriato Park
Viseu, Viseu Municipality, Viseu
PORTUGAL
Website: FindAGrave

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References

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Viseu," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viseu. Visited 21 September 2017.