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Portugal Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Portugal Deaths, 1640-1910
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Portugal
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Record Description
Record Type: Deaths
Collection years: 1640-1910
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This index is an electronic index for the years 1640 to 1910. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Death Date
  • Death Place
  • Age
  • Birth Date
  • Birthplace
  • Father's Name
  • Father's Birthplace
  • Mother's Name
  • Mother's Birthplace


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Baptisms, 1570-1910 Marriages, 1670-1910 Deaths, 1640-1910
Beja 15,890 0 0
Coimbra 21,525 3,130 9,206
Évora 8,176 2,890 0
Funchal 61,191 8,950 217
Guarda 0 183 0
Leiria 89,878 12,111 21,364
Lisbon 1,504 0 0
Portalegre 2,205 3,340 0
Porto 29,809 6,576 28,033
Portugal 12,348 6,840 6,750
Setúbal 80,029 2,284 2,168
Viseu 101,799 8,969 32,496
Totals 424,354 55,273 100,234

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names
  • Portugal’s emigration rate is one of the highest in the world. Check Portugal Emigration and Immigration for more information
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition, local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the records of nearby localities (or military unties, counties, parishes, etc.)
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • For records after 1911, it is suggested that you research both the civil registry and the church records to verify information
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Portugal.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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