Searching for Portuguese birth registration - 1912

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Hello,I'm a Brit living in the South of France, hoping there are some Portuguese speakers here who may be up for a bit of digging in birth records for me, (or could get a little bit of information to help me along.)My grandfather was born in Oporto in 1912, and I am trying to find his Portuguese birth registration.I know he became a British citizen in the 1940s and moved to Britain, and unfortunately that is all the official documentation we have for him - we have nothing from 1912 to 1943.You can probably guess my interest in my grandfather's birth is due to Brexit! He is my paternal grandfather, and according to the local Portuguese consulate  I can become a Portuguese citizen through him!Please leave a message below if you think you can help, or are able to provide any information as to where I should do my research.many thanks,Christine


DavidW 1489313053

Hi Christine

We have found some pointers for you. You may
already have found some of the below yourself.

The best resource is this link to the Portuguese
National Archive in the Torre do Tombo in Lisbon. They have a genealogy
department and are willing to conduct searches for a small fee. This site is in
Portuguese but could prove very useful as most records are now held in this
place. Records over 100 years old are supposed to be held there but your
grandfather’s birth is close enough to a cut-off date that they might not yet
have arrived. In which case you will be looking in Porto for the parish (freguesia)
records of where he was born.

Here is some help they provide in English:

And explore the site here:

You can Google translate this page too.

This is a useful site too:

This site provides some examples of how to research
a birth certificate.

And this one seems to offer to do a research for you:

Good Luck with the research.



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