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Finding birth certificate from 1890's


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Hello everyone! First time poster and newbie here.

My grandmother is trying to become a Portuguese citizen through her father. He was born in Portugal in the 1890's. Anyone know how we can get a birth certificate or proof of where he was born? He came to America in 1911 and we have proof of where he's from from the census.

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Hi,

I've done a quick bit of research and it appears that for births prior to 1911, copies of certificates are only available from District Archives as indicated in this article 

https://consuladoportugalsp.org.br/pedidos-de-certidoes/

and 

https://arquivos.dglab.gov.pt/rede-portuguesa-de-arquivos/rede-dgarq/arquivos-regionais/

You will need to find out which district he lived in and then make contact, (in Portuguese) with the relevant archive which, may for a fee, be able to assist. Note you should ask for a “Narrativa Completa” version, as photocopies may be illegible.

Please not that Covid Rules apply and this information may have changed and not been updated.

Hope this helps.

  

 

 

 

 

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@barlaventoexpert Thank you! That is really helpful. I don't know what district he lived in or was born in Portugal. Any tips on how to find out. The census records only say Portugal.

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