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DISTRICT of CASTELO BRANCO

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Page updated on 16 June 2010


The District of Castelo Branco is the only district in the province of Beira Baixa. Below you can see the map of the district of Castelo Branco showing its "concelhos". Please click on each concelho to go to that specific area and see the posts or, if you prefer, use the links below
Covilhã Belmonte Penamacôr Idanha-a-Nova Castelo Branco Fundão Oleiros Sertã Vila Velha do Ródão Proença-a-Nova Vila de Rei
[Belmonte] [Castelo Branco] [Covilhã] [Fundão] [Idanha-a-Nova] [Oleiros] [Penamacôr]
[Proença-a-Nova] [Sertã] [Vila de Rei] [Vila Velha do Ródão]


Concelho of Belmonte
List of parishes of Belmonte

Genealogists researching in the parish of Belmonte, concelho of Belmonte, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Tony and Sancha Caramelo, London, England
E-mail: caramelo@btinternet.com
Date submitted: Sat, 22 Apr 2000
Surname: Caramelo
Parish: Belmonte, Beira Baixa, Portugal
Comments: I write in behalf of my father who was born in Belmonte in 1929. His father was also from Belmonte and his name was Jose Pires Caramelo who died circa 1941 from tuberculosis at the age of 39. My father has a wealth of knowledge regarding the life and people of Belmonte from his youth to when he migrated to Lisbon in the mid fifties. My father's grandfather was called Francisco Pires Caramelo and whilst he doesn't know exactly where he was from he does know that he was from the border regions with Spain, called the(Raia da Espanha), and probably from Sabugal or there about. My father migrated to London in 1963 where I was born in 1965 and from where I am writing this e-mail.


Belle Pereira Sabol, (no address submitted)
E-mail: sabol@thegrid.net
Date submitted: Sun, 24 Oct 1999
Names: Ladeiro, Pereira
Village: Gaia
Parish: Belmonte
District: Castelo Branco
Comments: Grand father's name Amadeu Ladeiro/ Grand mother's name Maria Ana Pereira(maternal grandparents). Also Gaia de Belmonte Grandfather's name Thomas Manuel Rose/ Grandmother's name Teodora Dos Santos. Thanks, Belle Pereira Sabol


Genealogists researching in the parish of Caria, concelho of Belmonte, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Paulo Costa, PO. Box 332, Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Australia 3032
E-mail: circumtrade@wxc.com.au
Date submitted: Sun, 22 Apr 2001
Surname: Costa
Parish: Caria
Province: Beira Baixa
Comments: Felicidades, a todos aqueles que se interessam pelo passado. Procuro informação sobre o nome COSTA. Sei que o pai do meu pai vem de Caria, Beira Baixa. O seu nome era Valerio Almeida Costa (30-10-1921/1990). O seu pai era Antonio da Costa e a mãe Adelia de Almeida (meus bisavós). O meu avô viveu em Cabo Verde e Angola até aos anos '60 e depois o resto da sua vida na Costa da Caparica. Qualquer informação será util.



Concelho of Castelo Branco
List of parishes of Castelo Branco

Genealogists researching in the parish of Alcains, concelho of Castelo Branco, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Rob Unverzagt, (address: not submitted), Los Angeles, CA, USA
E-mail: bobbyu@mustang.aero.org
Date submitted: before 1998
Village: Seada and Alcamim (Alcains?)
Surnames: Alves, Mendes, Dindas, Pedro, Mateus, Gabriel, Vicente, Rolo, Maia, Grilo.
Comments:


Genealogists researching in the city of Castelo Branco, concelho of Castelo Branco, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

D.J. Graca, (no address submitted)
Email: Djgraca@cs.com
Date submitted: Mon, 8 Jan 2001
Comments: My family came from the Azores(acores),mostly,mom's father from the continent,Portugal. Surnames, grandfather, dad's side Dias Raposo, Manuel, born probably in Mosteiros, Pico de Mafra. Dad Antonio Dias Raposo, born Fall River, Ma., 1919. Dad's mom, my grandma, don't know much only her name Maria Dos Anjos Pavao. During the depression here in the U.S.A.,they went back to Sao Miguel Azores. My mother's side, her grandmom's name Rosa De Jesus Vasconcellos. Her husband's name, Manuel Vasconcellos. Her mom's name was Mary Mello Pires, married my mom's father Manuel Pires Pombo. Mom's dad was from Castelo Branco, Portugal, her mom & family were from Sao Vicente or Capelas, Sao Miguel azores. If any info please fwd. Thks.


Anne, (no other info)
Email: Michael Solarz msolarz_734@yahoo.com
Date submitted: 25 Apr 2010
Surnames: Martins Salvado
My father was born in Luinta das Bolas in Castelo Branco in about 1896. He came to Philadelphia USA on about 1920. He was related to Remete Youo Martins Salvado and Maria Martins Salvado. It’s all I have.

Concelho of Covilhã
List of parishes of Covilhã

No researchers listed yet



Concelho of Fundão
List of parishes of Fundão

Genealogists researching in the parish of Lavacolhos, concelho of Fundão, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Victor Garcia Carvalho, (no address submitted)
E-mail: vcarvalho@canada.fcb.com or vcarvalho0409@rogers.com
Date updated: Sun, 1 May 2005
Surnames: father (Carvalho, de Carvalho, Ramos, Russo), mother (Garcia, Brito, de Brito, Santos, dos Santos)
Parish: Lavacolhos
Conselho: Fundão
District: Castelo Branco
Comments: My parents were both born in Lavacolhos and registered in Fundão. Due to naming traditions, sibling male and female children's surnames were not always the same. I have split the names, as I know them by parent, and highlighted in bold, the surname of each paternal grandfather. If there is any help or guidance you can offer to further or possible background, please reply. Thanks, Victor



Concelho of Idanha-a-Nova
List of parishes of Idanha-a-Nova

No researchers listed yet



Concelho of Oleiros
List of parishes of Oleiros

Genealogists researching in the parish of Madeirã, concelho of Oleiros, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Antônio Antunes Melo, Recife-PE Brasil
E'mail: aantunes@truenet.com.br
Date submitted: Sun, 20 Aug 2000
Names: Antunes, Barata (Mendes Barata)
Villages: Cava, (Antunes)
Comments: Estas aldeias estão próximas a Tomar no distrito(?) de Castelo Branco. O sobrenome Barata está ligado ao sobrenome Mendes. Família Mendes Barata. O sobrenome Antunes está ligado ao sobtrenome Diniz.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Oleiros, concelho of Oleiros, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Antônio Antunes Melo, Recife-PE Brasil
E'mail: aantunes@truenet.com.br
Date submitted: Sun, 20 Aug 2000
Names: Antunes, Barata (Mendes Barata)
Villages: Oleiros (Barata)
Comments: Estas aldeias estão próximas a Tomar no distrito(?) de Castelo Branco. O sobrenome Barata está ligado ao sobrenome Mendes. Família Mendes Barata. O sobrenome Antunes está ligado ao sobtrenome Diniz.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Sobral, concelho of Oleiros, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Tony and Sancha Caramelo, London, England
E-mail: caramelo@btinternet.com
Date submitted: Sat, 22 Apr 2000
Surname: Caramelo
Village: Sabugal, Beira Baixa, Portugal
Comments: I write in behalf of my father who was born in Belmonte in 1929. His father was also from Belmonte and his name was Jose Pires Caramelo who died circa 1941 from tuberculosis at the age of 39. My father has a wealth of knowledge regarding the life and people of Belmonte from his youth to when he migrated to Lisbon in the mid fifties. My father's grandfather was called Francisco Pires Caramelo and whilst he doesn't know exactly where he was from he does know that he was from the border regions with Spain, called the(Raia da Espanha), and probably from Sabugal or there about. My father migrated to London in 1963 where I was born in 1965 and from where I am writing this e-mail.



Concelho of Penamacor
List of parishes of Penamacor

Genealogists researching in the parish of Penamacor, concelho of Penamacor, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Tulio Ismael de Carvalho da Silva, Rua dos Maias,1319/404 B/K Q/C, Bairro Rubem Berta, Porto Alegre/RS/Brazil, CEP 91170-200
E-mail: tulioc@cpovo.net
Date submitted: Sat, 6 Feb 1999
Surname: Henriques de Carvalho
Parish: Penamacor
District: Castelo Branco
Comments: Luiz Henriques de Carvalho Father de Delfim Henriques de Carvalho, Father Francisco Delfino de Carvalho, Father Cesario de Carvalho, Father my Mother Teresa Nunes de Carvalho.


Nuno Nabeiro, (no address submitted)
E-mail: naf_nabeiro@papelaco.pt
Date submitted: Tue, 31 Aug 1999
Surnames: Furtado, Geraldes, Nabeiro
Parish: Penamacor
District: Castelo Branco
Comments: I would like to have more informactions about de surnames " Furtado", "Geraldes" and "Nabeiro", I was born at Penamacor at Beira Baixa. If possible I would like you to send me some information to my mail naf_nabeiro@papelaco.pt.


Judy Wells (no address submitted)
Email: Treknfool@aol.com
Date submitted: Sat, 12 Oct 2002
Comments: My grandmother's name was Jane Rood, her second cousin was Samuel Gompers. They lived in London, England, but before that they lived in Holland. Farther back, the family was Portuguese, specifically from Penemacor. Because the family is Jewish, they took on the name Penemacor and spread out in Europe. If anyone knows anything else about this family, I would greatly appreciate a response.



Concelho of Proença-a-Nova
List of parishes of Proença-a-Nova

No researchers listed yet



Concelho of Sertã
List of parishes of Sertã

Genealogists researching in the parish of Troviscal, concelho of Sertã, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Hubert Figueiredo, 40214 Vicker Way, Palmdale Ca. 93551, USA
E-mail:ubfig2002@yahoo.com
Date submited: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 (updated 29 Apr 2009)
Surname: Figueiredo
Village/Parish - Troviscal
Concelho - Serta
Region - District of Castelo Branco
Comments: My father, Fernando, born in Feb. 1929 and his father are from the same village. My great-grandparents= unknown


Genealogists researching in the parish of Sertã, concelho of Sertã, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Nuno Miguel Pereira Marçal, Praceta Marquês de Castelo Melhor, torre 1 3º D, 2670 Santo António dos Cavaleiros, Lisboa, Portugal
Tel: 01-9880067
E-mail: n_marcal@yahoo.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Marçal
Comments:



Concelho of Vila de Rei
List of parishes of Vila de Rei

Genealogists researching in the parish of Seada, concelho of Vila de Rei, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Conceicao Maria Ricardo-Berkowitz, (no address submitted)
E-mail: marvila@flash.net
Date submitted: Sun, 07 May 2000
Village: Ceada, Vila de Rei, Castelo Branco
Surnames: Pires, Pedro
Comments: Please assist me with nformation on these surnames in tracing my mother's family.


Rob Unverzagt, (address: not submitted), Los Angeles, CA, USA
E-mail: bobbyu@mustang.aero.org
Date submitted: before 1998
Village: Seada and Alcamim
Surnames: Alves, Mendes, Dindas, Pedro, Mateus, Gabriel, Vicente, Rolo, Maia, Grilo.
Comments:


Genealogists researching in the parish of Vila de Rei, concelho of Vila de Rei, district of Castelo Branco, Beira Baixa Region:

Chad Silva, (no address submitted)
E-mail: sunhill@ptd.net (e-mail not good)
Date submitted: Sun, 21 Mar 1999
Names: Silva
Parish: Vila de Rei
District: Castelo Branco
Comments: My name is Chad Silva. My grandfather,who passed away last year,was born in Portugal in 1902 on Jan. 30. He was born in Villa Del Rai about 150 miles from from Lisbon. His name was Manuel Anthony Silva. He left Portugal in 1917 with his Father and brother. His mother's name was Christina Martin. His father's name was John Silva. I would appreciate any information you could find on him. Thank you, Sincerely, Chad Silva


Daniel Silvia, 111 Pearse Rd., Swansea, MA 02777, USA
Tel: (508) 673-1525
E-mail: dansilvia@earthlink.net
Date updated: Tue, 12 Jun 2007
Surname: Silva
Village: Vila de Rei
District: Castelo Branco
Comments: My father was born in mailnland Portugal in the town called Vila de Rei. His baptismal name is Daniel da Silva. He was born in 1896. That's only the record I have. Over the years growing up the "da" was dropped and an "I' was inserted after the "V". I don't know why, but Silva is my actual surname. My grandfather's name was Luis and my grandmother's name was Justicea. Vila de Rei is the central town that has little satellite villages surrounding it. I was in Portugal recently and looked his stats up at the local town hall. I can't go back any further than that. It would be nice to go back a bit further. Best Regards, Dan



Concelho of Vila Velha do Ródão
List of parishes of Vila Velha do Ródão

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