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Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

  • From 7000BC remnants of civilizations are found.
  • Early Roman occupation.
  • After 5th century visigoths occupied.
  • In 711 the Moors occupied.
  • area was taken in 1147 by Afonso Henriques.
  • In 1190 it received its first foral.
  • Between 1513 & 1516 a new foral was issued.
  • Census of September 1527 estimated 191 residents.
  • The population of Mafra 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 Mafra
Av. 25 Abril Pal Justiça
2640-456 Mafra
PORTUGAL
Phone: 261817450
Fax: 261817459
Email: crc.mafra@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.

Name of Cemetery
Website
Address
Phone number
email address

Name of Cemetery
Website
Address
Phone number
email address

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Name of nearest center
Website/page on FS wiki
Address
Phone number
email address

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Mafra, Portugal," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafra,_Portugal. Visited 08/21/2017.

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