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The District of Viseu is part of three provinces: Trás-os Montes e Alto Douro in the northern part of the district, Douro Litoral for a small part on the north-west, and Beira Alta for the main portion of the district. Click on the links, you will see the three different regions to which Viseu belongs.
São João da Pesqueira Penedono Tabuaço Sernancelhe Moimenta da Beira Armamar Tarouca Lamego Resende Cinfães Castro Daire Vila Nova de Paiva Sátão Penalva do Castelo São Pedro do Sul Viseu Mangualde Nelas Oliveira de Frades Vouzela Tondela Mortágua Santa Comba Dão Carregal do Sal

[Armamar] [Carregal do Sal] [Castro Daire] [Cinfães] [Lamego] [Mangualde] [Moimenta da Beira] [Mortágua] [Nelas] [Oliveira de Frades]
[Penalva do Castelo] [Penedono] [Resende] [Santa Comba Dão] [São João da Pesqueira] [São Pedro do Sul] [Sátão] [Sernancelhe]
[Tabuaço] [Tarouca] [Tondela] [Vila Nova de Paiva] [Viseu] [Vouzela]


Genealogists researching somewhere in the district of Viseu:

Sergio Ribeiro Soares, (no address submitted)
Email: sergio.instcoop@mail.telepac.pt
Date submitted: Mon, 22 May 2000
Surnames: Soares - Vila Nova de Gaia (Canidelo), Ribeiro (Viseu), Ribeiro Soares - Angola



Concelho of Armamar
List of parishes of Armamar

Genealogists researching in the parish of Aldeias, concelho of Armamar, district of Viseu:

Alice Alves, 909 Third Avenue Suite 888, New York, New York, U.S.A., 10022
Email: bpb888@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Alves, Brojo, Noutel
Comments: Grandmother was Ascenção Brojo Alves; grandfather is José Alves Noutel.


Genealogists researching in the parish of São Cosmado, concelho of Armamar, district of Viseu:

Mary Ann Santos, PO Box 358, New York, NY 10012, USA
Tel: 212-998-5702
Email: santosm@is2.nyu.edu
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: dos Santos Verissimo
Comments:



Concelho of Carregal do Sal
List of parishes of Carregal do Sal

Genealogists researching in the parish of Cabanas de Viriato, concelho of Carregal do Sal, district of Viseu:

Aristides Martins Simoes, 5721 west 84th Street, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66207 - 1629
Email: alupal@att.net
Date submitted: Mon, 2 Aug 2004
Surnames: Ferreria, Martins, and Simões, all from Cabanas de Virato
Comments: Born 1932 in Beira Alta Cabanas do Virato, Portugal. Immigrated to New York in 1937, lived in Tarrytown and Yonkers until 1956. Upon joining AT"T relocated to midwest living in the St.Louis Area, Branson Missouri and now in the Kansas City area. Retired.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Oliveira do Conde, concelho of Carregal do Sal, district of Viseu:

Andrea K. Smiley, United States
Email: andikarpinski@hotmail.com
Date submitted: Wed, 27 Jun 2007
Region: Viseu
Village: Fiais da Telha
Surnames: Batista, Carvalho
Comments: My maternal grandfather came to the US in the 1930’s. He was from Fiais da Telha, Viseu, Portugal abt 1920. Name is Jose Marques de Carvalho (1920-2003). His father was Abilio Marques de Carvalho 1897-1971. Mother’s maiden name was Batista. He had a brother that died very young named Ares.



Concelho of Castro Daire
List of parishes of Castro Daire

Genealogists researching in the village of Arinho, concelho of Castro Daire, district of Viseu:

Conceicao Maria Ricardo-Berkowitz, (no address submitted)
Email: marvila@flash.net
Date submitted: Sun, 07 May 2000
Village: Arinho, Castro Daire, Viseu
Surnames: Colaco, Lemos, Ribeiro, Ricardo
Comments: Please assist me with nformation on these surnames in tracing my father's family tree.



Concelho of Cinfães
List of parishes of Cinfães

Genealogists researching in the parish of Nespereira, concelho of Cinfães, district of Viseu:

Maria José Távora e Rubem Cobra, Agência Correios 208-408 Sul, Caixa Postal 1988, Brasília, DF, Brasil
Email: rqcobra@tba.com.br
Website: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/3515
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: COBRA
Comments in English: Searching the Cobra Family, which lived in the end of the XVI and beginning of the XVII centuries in the Freguesia de Santo Erício, currently Freguesia de Santa Marinha at Nespereira, Conselho de Cinfães, Província do Douro Litoral, Diocese of Lamego. As part of a huge wave of migration to Southern Portugal the family fled Nespereira at the time the persecution to convert Jews in the Diocese of Lamego became the hardest in the country. Descendants from Domingos Rodrigues Cobra now live in Vila de Rei, Lisbon, Azeitão, Alcacer do Sal, and also in Brazil, U.S.A. and Canada. Please, get in touch!
Comments (in Portuguese) Pesquisando a família Cobra, que viveu ao fim do século XVI e início do século XVII na Freguesia de Santo Erício, atualmente freguesia de Santa Marinha, em Nespereira, Conselho de Cinfães, Província Douro Litoral, Diocese de Lamego. Integrando uma grande onda migratória para o Sul de Portugal, a família fugiu de Nespereira ao tempo em que a perseguição aos judeus conversos na Diocese de Lamego tornou-se a mais dura no país. Descendentes de Domingos Rodrigues Cobra hoje vivem em Vila de Rei, Lisboa, Azeitão Alcacer do Sal, e também no Brasil, Estados Unidos e Canadá. Por favor, entre em contacto!



Concelho of Lamego
List of parishes of Lamego

Genealogists researching somewhere in the concelho of Lamego, district of Viseu:

Frank de Bem, 215 Lansdowne Ave., Toronto, Ont., M6k 2W2, Canada
Email: kysarah@sprint.ca
Date submitted: Mon, 23 Nov 1998
Comments: I am looking for my Great grandfather Antonio Julio Mateus from Meda, near Lamego, Portugal mainland born c.1870 married to Maria do Rosario also from the Mainland Portugal. Also looking for anyone with information on Jose Maximo from Ribeira Seca, Sao Miguel Azores who married Rosa de Conceicao who had Manuel Maximo da Costa. Also Manuel de Sousa Calloro who married Gloria Pacheco from Ribeira Seca, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Azores. If anyone has any information on my ancestors please email me



Concelho of Mangualde
List of parishes of Mangualde

Genealogists researching in the parish of Mangualde, concelho of Mangualde, district of Viseu:

Michelle DeAlmeida, Irvine, CA
Email: m_dealmeida@yahoo.com
Date submitted: Thu, 20 Dec 2001
Surnames: Carvalho- Sao Bras, Vila de Mangualde, Distrito de Viseo, Portugal
Comments: I am trying to out a family tree together, but I only have information up to my great grand parents. This is my first attempt to find more information about our ancestors, so I don't have much information yet.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Póvoa de Cervães, concelho of Mangualde, district of Viseu:

Alice Alves, 909 Third Avenue Suite 888, New York, New York, U.S.A., 10022
Email: bpb888@aol.com (email dos not work)
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: de Andrade, Peixoto
Comments: Grandfather is José de Andrade; grandmother is Palmira Peixoto (de Andrade).


Carlos Almeida, Sines, Portugal
Email: carlos.galmeida@netvisao.pt
Date submitted: Sat, 23 Feb 2002
Comments: Natural de Póvoa de Cervães, Mangualde e residente em Sines. Procuro Alice Alves from New York, U.S.A., grandfather is José de Andrade and grandmother is Palmira Peixoto (de Andrade). Carlos e Nelson Dias Peixoto no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil



Concelho of Moimenta da Beira
List of parishes of Moimenta da Beira

Genealogists researching in the parish of Rua, concelho of Moimenta da Beira, district of Viseu:

Mary Ann Santos, PO Box 358, New York, NY 10012, USA
Tel: 212-998-5702
Email: santosm@is2.nyu.edu
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Catarro, Lemos, Menezes, Nascimento
Comments:



Concelho of Mortágua
List of parishes of Mortágua

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Nelas
List of parishes of Nelas

Genealogists researching somewhere in the concelho of Nelas, district of Viseu:

Michelle DeAlmeida, Irvine, CA, USA
Emails: m_dealmeida@yahoo.com and michelle@itcr.com
Date submitted: Thu, 20 Dec 2001
Srname: Pereira- Nelas, Distrito de Viseo, POrtugal
Comments: I am trying to out a family tree together, but I only have information up to my great grand parents. This is my first attempt to find more information about our ancestors, so I don't have much information yet.



Concelho of Oliveira de Frades
List of parishes of Oliveira de Frades

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Penalva do Castelo
List of parishes of Penalva do Castelo

Genealogists researching in the parish of Esmolfe, concelho of Penalva do Castelo, district of Viseu:

Cristina Loureiro, (no address submitted)
Email: Dinha831@aol.com
Date submitted: Sat, 4 Jun 2005
Surname: Loureiro
Comments: My maiden name is Loureiro. My father's name is Jorge Albuquerque de Loureiro. He was born in Esmolfe, Penalva do Castelo, Beira Alta. My father's family does not know much about their grandfather. They believe he was a bastard child. I would like to know more about his grandparents on both sides. His father's name was Joao Loureiro and his mother was Maria Albuquerque. On my mother's side I would like to know if there is spanish ancestry there. Her father's name was Antonio Laires and her mother's name was Rosalia Pina Amaral. Pina and Amaral were interchangeable between the siblings so it gets a bit confusing. My curiosity is mostly to know who were the people that our family comes from. Were they spanish, moorish, etc. I'd appreciate any help you could give me. Sincerely, Cristina.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Germil, concelho of Penalva do Castelo, district of Viseu:

George Rodrigues, 407 Hixbridge Rd., Westport, Ma. 02790, USA
Tel: (508) 636-2943
Email: rodrigues-all@att.net
Date submitted: Fri, 21 Jan 2000
Surnames: Fonseca, Gomes, Lourenco, Luis, Rodrigues
Region: Beira Alta
District: Viseu
Concelho: Penalva de Castel
Freguesia: Germil
Comments: I have gone back to the late 1700s -- and continuing. Actually, I am transcribing the LDS films of the whole village of Germil (1648- 1878), working backwards. My father, Zulmiro Rodrigues migrated to the USA in 1919.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Pindo, concelho of Penalva do Castelo, district of Viseu:

Veronica Costa, (maiden name), 3 Michael Lane, Monroe, NY 10950, USA
Email: (none)
Date submitted: before 1998
Comments: I am new to geneology too....yet I am searching for anyone who knows the history of my family or family surname. My father's name as it appears on his documents was Paulino de Costa Marques. My grandfather was Abel de Costa. My grandmother was Maria (de Jesus?) possibly Marques. Family appears to have originated near Pindo and arrived in America circa 1925. Any information at all is greatly appreciated.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Real, concelho of Penalva do Castelo, district of Viseu:

Dolores B Dunn, (maiden name Batista), Sutton, MA 01590
Email: DDunn5837@charter.net
Date submitted: Thu, 21 Oct 2004
Surnames: Batista, Abrantes, Pina
District: Viseu
Concelho: Penalva do Castelo
Freguesia: Real
Comments: I too am new to this. I am looking for help with my grand parents's family. My grandfather's name was Joao Batista (Real), however, his father's name and siblings had different last names. My grandmother's name was Dolores Abrantes Batista (real). Thus making it difficult. If you have any info regarding these names please email me. Obrigado/Thanks



Concelho of Penedono
List of parishes of Penedono

Genealogists researching in the parish of Beselga, concelho of Penedono, district of Viseu:

John Elmiro da Rocha Chaves, 3622 Cour de Jeune, San Jose, CA 95148, U.S.A., 95116
Email: chaves@postais.com
Date updated: Tue, 13 May 2003
Surnames: Chaves, Constantino, Paixão, Salvador Chaves
Comments: My name is John Elmiro da Rocha Chaves. I was born Feb 13th, 195_ in Santa Comba Cela, Angola. My mother is from São Sebastião, Terceira. (See the Terceira page for more info.) My father is from Beselga, Penedono, Portugal. I'm an Engineer, graduate of Santa Clara University, working for Siemens and currently living in San Jose, CA. My family tree on my father side is: Father: João de Deus Chaves (Beselga, Penedono, Viseu), Grandfather: José Salvador Chaves (Guilheiro, Trancoso, Viseu), Greatgrandfather: Constantino Chaves (from Guilheiro),  Greatgrandmother: Maria Pepina (from Guilheiro), Grandmother: Elvira do Nascimento Paixao (from Beselga), Greatgrandfather: Amendio Paixao (from Beselga), Greatgrandmother: Maria Purencia (from Beselga).



Concelho of Resende
List of parishes of Resende

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Santa Comba Dão
List of parishes of Santa Comba Dão

Genealogists researching in the parish of São João de Areias, concelho of Santa Comba Dão, district of Viseu:

Hubert Figueiredo, 40214 Vicker Way, Palmdale Ca. 93551, USA
Email: ubfig@earthlink.net
Date submited: Mon, 9 Sep 2002
Surname: Martinho
Village/Parish - Sao Joao de Areias
Concelho - Sta. Comba Dao
Region - District of Viseu
Comments: My mother, Maria Alexandra (Oct. 1939) & her father, Raul, & her mother (Bebiana-deceased in 2001) are from the same village. My great-grandparents = unknown



Concelho of São João da Pesqueira
List of parishes of São João da Pesqueira

Genealogists researching in the parish of São João da Pesqueira, concelho of São João da Pesqueira, district of Viseu:

Ana Ghia-Pereira, Ottawa, Canada
Email:
Date submitted: Sat, 17 Sep 2005
Comments: Gostaria de entrar em contacto com os descendentes d Maria Adelaide Silva, nascida em São João da Pesqueira em 1868 e falecida em Alijó em 1953.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Trevões, concelho of São João da Pesqueira, district of Viseu:

Ana Ghia-Pereira, Ottawa, Canada
Email:
Date submitted: Sat, 17 Sep 2005
Comments: Gostaria de entrar em contacto com os descendentes de José Maria da Costa, nascido em Trevões em 1868, residente em Alijó e falecido no Hospital do Porto em 1925.



Concelho of São Pedro do Sul
List of parishes of São Pedro do Sul

Genealogists researching in the parish of Serrazes, concelho of São Pedro do Sul, district of Viseu:

Carlos Manuel da Costa Ferreira das Neves, 60, First Street, Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel No. +27 11 888 1902
Email: cpadvert@iafrica.com
Date submitted: Tue, 9 Oct 2001
Born: 8 July 1956
Place: Serrazes, S.Pedro do Sul
Comments:



Concelho of Sátão
List of parishes of Sátão

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Sernancelhe
List of parishes of Sernancelhe

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Tabuaço
List of parishes of Tabuaço

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Tarouca
List of parishes of Tarouca

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Tondela
List of parishes of Tondela

Genealogists researching in the village of Santiago de Besteiros, concelho of Tondela, district of Viseu

Maureen Cook, R.M.B. 1175, Collie. 6225, Western Australia
Email: moggie@geo.net.au
Date submitted: Tue, 28 Oct 2003
Comments: I am trying to trace my son-in-law's family line, and need help. Mother born 1937 at Muna, parish of Santiago de Desteiros, municipality of Tondela, Beira Alta, Portugal. As I have never traced families other than English, Australian, New Zealand, U.S. and Canada, this will be a real challenge for me. Even the surnames from the family are different, Mother's maiden name is MARQUES, Father is REBELO, and her mothers maiden name was de JESUS. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Concelho of Vila Nova de Paiva
List of parishes of Vila Nova de Paiva

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Viseu
List of parishes of Viseu

Genealogists researching in the village of Lordosa, concelho of Viseu, district of Viseu

Carlos Balula, Estrada da Estação, nº 212, 3530-126, Mangualde, Portugal
Email: carlosbalula@gmail.com
Date submitted: Tue, 3 Oct 2006
Comments: Hello, i am trying to discover were did the surname "Balula" came from (it's origin), some people said to me that the came from the ancient Holy Roman Empire (more or less Germany); I know that for several generations my family as been living in Portugal, namely in the village of "Lordosa" in the Concelho (Municipality) of "Viseu", in the region of "Beira Alta", can you help? Best thanks, Carlos Machado da Silva Balula.


Genealogists researching in the village of Mozelos, concelho of Viseu, district of Viseu

Belle Pereira Sabol, (no address submitted)
Email: sabol@thegrid.net
Date submitted: Sun, 24 Oct 1999
Names: Ladeiro, Pereira
Town: Muzela (Mozelos?)
District: Viseu
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 city of Vizeu, concelho of Viseu, district of Viseu

Nilton M. de Macedo, 1261 W 1700 N, Clinton, UT 84015, USA
Tel: (801) 773-5778
Email: NILTON@2BIZORNOT2BIZ.COM
Date submitted: Mon, 4 Sep 2002
Surnames:
FERREIRA, Jose - Vizeu, Portugal (1885)
FONSECA, Jose Ferreira - Vizeu, Portugal (1885)
FONSECA, Francisco Ferreira - Vizeu, Portugal (1859)
RITA, Barbara - Vizeu, Portugal (1863)
Comments: Those are my grandparents and great-grandparents. Due to the distance I cannot pursue any further. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks/Obrigado



Concelho of Vouzela
List of parishes of Vouzela

Genealogists researching in the parish of Vouzela, concelho of Vouzela, district of Viseu

Luis A. Pinto, 314 Jersey St., Harrison, New Jersey 07029, USA
Tel: (973) 244-4433
Email: Urapinto@aol.com Date submitted: Sun, 20 Aug 2000
Surname: Pinto
Parish: Vouzela
District: Viseu
Coments: Hi my name is Luis A. Pinto and I'm trying to find my family history maybe you can help me I know we are from Vouzela, the district of viseo. My grandfathers name is Afonso Pinto his parents names are Jose Pinto & Maria Rita De Jesus I believe they were from S. Pedro do Sul. My grandmothers name is Maria Helena Portinha Da costa her parents are Arthur Da Costa & Maria Portinha I believe my grandmother was from Ameixas, Vouzela. See the reason I find it hard to find information is that my great grandfather gave all his kids different last names same mother but different last names I don't know why accept from what my dad thinks his grandfather was hiding there past from them because my grandfather didn't know anything he said his father never would tell him so he never told my dad ether because he did not know. My grandfather grandmother and uncle died in a car accident when I was 8 months old and my father was 21 yrs. of age so we didn't have much time with them. I know we have land but we never go to Portugal because we've lived in the New Jersey in the States 25 yrs. So if you can help me go back in my family history I would be grateful if not maybe you can recommend someone I'm willing to pay.



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