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The District of Vila Real is part of the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region. Below you can see the map of the district of Vila Real 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.


Chaves Valpaços Montalegre Boticas Vila Pouca de Aguiar Murça Ribeira de Pena Mondim de Basto Vila Real Alijó Sabrosa Santa Marta de Penaguião Peso da Régua Mesão Frio
[Alijó] [Boticas] [Chaves] [Mesão Frio] [Mondim de Basto] [Montalegre] [Murça] [Peso da Régua] [Ribeira de Pena]
[Sabrosa] [Santa Marta de Penaguião] [Valpaços] [Vila Real] [Vila Pouca de Aguiar]


Concelho of Alijó
List of parishes of Alijó

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Boticas
List of parishes of Boticas

Genealogists researching in the concelho of Boticas, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Tony Matias (address not submitted )
E-mail: TMat326@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Matias, Fonseca, Pereira, Paula.
Comments: Grandfather Domingos Afonso Matias came to US (Mass.) at turn of century. Most relatives are deceased. Trying to trace family before Domingos who was born 1889 and died 1953.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Sapiãos, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Daniel Ramalhete (no address submitted)
Tel.: 516-248-5216
Email: DonJuanPimp69@aol.com
Date submitted: Fri, 25 Oct 2002
Surnames: Goncalves, Martins Ramalhete
Village: Sapalos, frequesia of Sapiaos
Municipality of Boticas, District of Vila Real
Region: Tras-os-Montes
Comments: most of my family still lives in portugal but i know some of them emigrated around the world also i wanna know if we have a family coat of arms



Concelho of Chaves
List of parishes of Chaves

Genealogists researching in the parish of Arcossó, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Jemenia Vilella, (no location submitted)
Email: jem2657@verizon.net
Date submitted: Thu, 19 Jul 2007
Comments: My maiden name is Jemenia Vilella. My father's name was Francisco dos Santos Vilella. He was born in Correio de Vidago, Arcosso, concelho de Chaves in Tras-os-Montes, around 1892. To my knowledge he was one of 12 children but I have no knowledge of any of their names. He came to America as a stow-away and stayed on the boat and proceeded to Brazil. Then came to America from Brazil around 1915 +- a year or two. My mother's name was Erminda Freitas Romao and was born in Correio de Vidago, Arcosso, Concelho de Chaves Tras-os-Montes, around June 7, 1896. She had a sister named Brezelina, and a sister named Jemenia, a brother named Antonio. I know that there were others but I don't know their names. Her mother's name was Clothilde and her father was Jose. My mother was born in the same region as my father. It seems that the children didn't all use the same last name. I have seen Santos, Freitas, Romao. Also, I am not sure if I have spelled their names correctly. She came to America in 1915. Germaine


Genealogists researching in the parish of Cimo de Vila da Castanheira, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Vladimir A. Bazan Barroso, Al. das Ameixeiras, 309, 13561-358 São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Email: vladimirbarroso@msn.com
Date submitted: Fri, Sept 13rd, 2002
Surname: Barroso
Comments: My grandfather named Manoel Barroso (Domingos and Ana Barroso), was born at Cimo da Vila da Castanheira - Concelho de Chaves on January 15 th, 1911. On June,1927, he migrated to São Paulo - Brazil and since that time all of our contact was missed. I am waiting for further contacts!
Family tree:
A) Manoel Barroso + Maria Concheta Leone
B1) Salvador Barroso + Anna A.Bazan Barroso and Oswaldo Barroso + Margarida E. Barroso
C1) Vladimir A. Bazan Barroso + Regina Lúcia A. Setti Barroso
D1) Henrique Setti Barroso and Viviane Setti Barroso
B2) Oswaldo Barroso + Margarida Enes Barroso
C2) Ana Silvia Enes Barroso + Robson


Genealogists researching in the parish of Curalha, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Tony Matias (address not submitted )
E-mail: TMat326@aol.com
Date submited: before 1998
Surnames: Matias, Fonseca, Pereira, Paula.
Comments: Grandfather Domingos Afonso Matias came to US (Mass.) at turn of century. Most relatives are deceased. Trying to trace family before Domingos who was born 1889 and died 1953.


Daniel Ramalhete (no address submitted)
Tel.: 516-248-5216
Email: DonJuanPimp69@aol.com
Date submitted: Fri, 25 Oct 2002
Surnames: Xavier,De Sousa, De Jesus
Village: Curalha
Municipality: Chaves, District of Vila Real
Region: Tras-os-Montes
Comments: most of my family still lives in portugal but i know some of them emigrated around the world also i wanna know if we have a family coat of arms


Genealogists researching in the parish of Póvoa de Agrações, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Michel Liviga, Brasil
Email: liviga.michel@uol.com.br
Date submitted: Wed, 9 Mar 2005
Comments: I am looking for my relatives that live in Portugal, my name is Guilherme, I live in the US, my grandmother's name was Maria Adelina, she was born on 07/10/1893, father was Antonio Emilia and mother was Adelina Reis, she was from Póvoa de Agrações, conselho de Chaves, Vila Real, my grandfather was from the same place his name was Manoel da Motta. I know about him, please help me to find my relatives. Thank you very much.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Santa Maria Maior, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Helio Jaques Rocha Pinto, 2236-E Commonwealth Drive, Charlottesville VA 22901-1535, USA
Email: eisdur@yahoo.com
Date submitted: Mon, 22 Jul 2002
Parish: Santa Maria Maior
Concelho: Chaves
District: Vila Real
Region: Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Surnames: da Rocha Pinto
Comments: I'm tracing the ascendency of Domingos Joz da Rocha Pinto, son of Joz Joaquim da Rocha Pinto and Mathilde Vicncia da Rocha, who was born in 1852 and emigrated to Brazil in 1860. Thanks. Helio


Genealogists researching in the parish of Santo Estêvão, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Rubens R. Câmara, State of Minas Gerais, Brasil
E-mail: rrcamara@br.homeshopping.com.br
Website: www.geocities.com/heartland/1074
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: Gonçalves, Pires de Mello.


Manuel Costa (no address submitted)
E-mail: manuelcosta@ibm.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Costa, Rodrigues.
Comments:


Genealogists researching in the parish of Soutelinho da Raia, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes Region:

Gloria Simões, (no location submitted)
Email: Glorjackc@aol.com
Date submitted: Sun, 13 Aug 2006
Comments: Searching for info on my father's family. His name - Manuel Simoes - born 1903 in Soutelinho de Raia - Chaves - Tras-os-Montes. Came to US in 1920. Mother's name --Rosa Seixas Simoes. Father's name - Jose Lucas His sister - Maria Joaquina had 11 children - most now living in Maciera do Sul. Have been told that my father had a son - nicknamed "Guitas". Any information regarding any of these relatives would be greatly appreciated.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Vidago, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes Region:

Adelina Sousa Valente, 23 Lindsay Lane, East Windsor, CT, U.S.A., 06016
E-mail: Valente100@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Sousa, Alves.
Village: Monteiros
Comments:


Genealogists researching in the parish of Vilarelho da Raia, concelho of Chaves, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Tony Matias (address not submitted )
E-mail: TMat326@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Village: Vilarelho Seco
Surnames: Matias, Fonseca, Pereira Paula.
Comments: Grandfather Domingos Afonso Matias came to US (Mass.) at turn of century. Most relatives are deceased. Trying to trace family before Domingos who was born 1889 and died 1953.



Concelho of Mesão Frio
List of parishes of Mesão Frio

Genealogists researching in the parish of Mesão Frio, concelho of Mesão Frio, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Ilídio Rafael Correia Gonçalves Vaz da Silva, (no address submitted)
Email: ilidio.silva@singlebuoy.com and rafael.silva@mail.telepac.pt
Date submited: Fri 18 Nov, 2005
Surnames: Correia
Comments: I'm looking for relatives (ancestors) of Maria da Conceição Correia (my grandmother). Maria was born 8-Dec-1907 in Mesão Frio, Parish/Freguesia de Mesão Frio, Concelho/Municipality de Mesão Frio, Distrito/District de Vila Real, Province of Trás-os-Montes. Maria's parents were Joaquim Correia Roque and Maria da Conceição. Maria's husband was José Gonçalves (from Lugar de Feitais, Freguesia/Parish de Souto Maior, Concelho/Municipality de Sabrosa, Distrito/District de Vila Real, Province of Trás-os-Montes). They had six children named Alberto, Estevão, Maria Quitéria, Maria Antónia, António Maria and Clotilde (my mother). Her sisters were Emília da Conceição Correia (married with Eduardo de Morais) and Rosa da Conceição Correia (married with António Costa Osório). She died in 1983.



Concelho of Mondim de Basto
List of parishes of Mondim de Basto

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Montalegre
List of parishes of Montalegre

Genealogists researching in the parish of Chã, concelho of Montalegre, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes region:

Maria de Fatima Pinto Rua, Heart Lake, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 905-840-9461
E-mail: mrua@idirect.com
Date submitted: Sun, 13 Aug 2000
Surnames: Rua, Barroso, Torcato, Fernandes, Gonçalves, Pinto
Village: Torgeda
Parish: Cha and Viade de Baixo
Comments: I am trying to trace my ancestors from both sides of the family but in particular my father's side. He passed away recently and I only recently found out some details of my greatparents that I never knew before and would like to know more about. I was born in Belleville, Ontario Canada and now live in Heart Lake, Ontario. My father emigrated to Canada in April of 1957 and as far as I know he was the first from both sides of my family. My father's name was Jose Antonio Rua. He was from Torgeda in the freguesia de CHA, concelho de Montalegre. His parents were Domingos Rua and Maria Fernandes both from the freguesia de Cha, concelho de Montalegre. His paternal grandparents were Antonio Rua and Isabel Barroso. His maternal grandparents were Jose Goncalves Torcato and Teotonia Fernandes (which I thought was quite uncommon). I know that a few of his relatives emigrated to France unfortunately I don't know any of their names other than they may have the last name of Rua or Costa. My mother's name is Joaquina Pinto Goncalves Rua. She was born in Parafita (sic) freguesia de Viade de Baixo, concelho de Montalegre. Her parents were/are Francisco Goncalves and Maria Pinto both born in the same place as my mother. Francisco was an only child and I don't know too much about his parents other than I think they were only children. The Pinto family is quite a large family and I believe spread out through Tras-os-Montes, USA and Brazil. My grandmother has also mentioned that her mother came from a wealthy family in Guimaraes. She was my grandmother's father's second wife. I would be interested in finding out more about my ancestors.


Carrol Marie Fernandes Lucas, 404 S. Alabama Street, Amarillo, Tx 79106
Email: cajun@nts-online.net
Date submitted: Thu, 29 Aug 2002
Comments: I am seeking information for my family name's of Fernandes, Goncalves, Afonso. All came from Cha, Montalegre, Portugal.


Genealogists researching in the parish of Viade de Baixo, concelho of Montalegre, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes region:

Maria de Fatima Pinto Rua, Heart Lake, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 905-840-9461
E-mail: mrua@idirect.com
Date submitted: Sun, 13 Aug 2000
Surnames: Rua, Barroso, Torcato, Fernandes, Gonçalves, Pinto
Village: Torgeda
Parish: Cha and Viade de Baixo
Comments: I am trying to trace my ancestors from both sides of the family but in particular my father's side. He passed away recently and I only recently found out some details of my greatparents that I never knew before and would like to know more about. I was born in Belleville, Ontario Canada and now live in Heart Lake, Ontario. My father emigrated to Canada in April of 1957 and as far as I know he was the first from both sides of my family. My father's name was Jose Antonio Rua. He was from Torgeda in the freguesia de CHA, concelho de Montalegre. His parents were Domingos Rua and Maria Fernandes both from the freguesia de Cha, concelho de Montalegre. His paternal grandparents were Antonio Rua and Isabel Barroso. His maternal grandparents were Jose Goncalves Torcato and Teotonia Fernandes (which I thought was quite uncommon). I know that a few of his relatives emigrated to France unfortunately I don't know any of their names other than they may have the last name of Rua or Costa. My mother's name is Joaquina Pinto Goncalves Rua. She was born in Parafita (sic) freguesia de Viade de Baixo, concelho de Montalegre. Her parents were/are Francisco Goncalves and Maria Pinto both born in the same place as my mother. Francisco was an only child and I don't know too much about his parents other than I think they were only children. The Pinto family is quite a large family and I believe spread out through Tras-os-Montes, USA and Brazil. My grandmother has also mentioned that her mother came from a wealthy family in Guimaraes. She was my grandmother's father's second wife. I would be interested in finding out more about my ancestors.



Concelho of Murça
List of parishes of Murça

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Peso da Régua
List of parishes of Peso da Régua

Genealogists researching in the parish of Peso da Régua, concelho of Peso da Régua, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes region:

Maria Cecy (no address submitted)
E-mail: macecy@matrix.com.br
Date submitted: Mon, 26 Feb 2001
Surname: Ferreira
Parish: Peso da Régua
District: Vila Real de Trás-os-Montes
Comments: I'm interested to get information about my ancestors (and theirs) who came to Brazil from Portugal. They where Carvalho (from Santa Lucrecia, near Braga) and Ferreira (Regua, Tras-os-Montes), as well as about Azorean people who also came to Brazil, circa 1750, from São Jorge (freguesia de sao mateus de urzelina) e Faial (freguesia de Santa Barbara). Maria Cecy



Concelho of Ribeira de Pena
List of parishes of Ribeira de Pena

Genealogists researching in the parish of Ribeira de Pena, concelho of Ribeira de Pena, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes region:

Alice Botas, (no location provided)
Email: DWK3@webtv.net
Date submitted: Fri, 27 Oct 2006
Vilages: Ribeira de Pena, Cabeçeira de Basto
Surnames: Abreu, Andrade, Barros, Costa, Goes, Gonçalves, Novaes, Pacheco, Pereira, Pimental, Pipa, Mesquito, Meireles, Meneses, Ribeiro, Sotto Mayor, Rocha, Vasconçelos
Comments: I have done considerable research of Ribeira de Pena and Cabeçeira de Basto, including surrounding area in the district of Vila Real,Tras-os-Montes and Braga, Minho. My parents were born in Ribeira de Pena,father-José Pacheco de Andrade Goes,lugar Friume, July 27,1888 to 1972, mother-Aurora da Costa,lugar Ruival, March 15, 1897 to 1953, both parishioners of Igreja de Sao Salvador. They emigrated to NB Mass and had 8 children. I have reserched my ancestry via The Church of Latter Day Saints and a site www.Sapo@pt, (Genealogia). I was fortunate to find a few genealogists who have written extensively about my father's family. Records show a connection (João de Cachim) a common ancestors of Fernão Magalhães, and the direct descendent of Duarte Pacheco Pereira, both well known explorers. If I can be of any help, my connection are with the names, Abreu, Andrade, Barros, Costa, Goes, Gonçalves, Novaes, Pacheco, Pereira, Pimental, Pipa Mesquito, Meireles, Meneses, Ribeiro, Sotto Mayor, Rocha, and vasconçelos. Happy hunting.



Concelho of Sabrosa
List of parishes of Sabrosa

Genealogists researching in the parish of Souto Maior, concelho of Sabrosa, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Ilídio Rafael Correia Gonçalves Vaz da Silva, (no address submitted)
Email: ilidio.silva@singlebuoy.com and rafael.silva@mail.telepac.pt
Date submited: Fri 18 Nov, 2005
Surnames: Gonçalves
Comments: I'm looking for relatives (brothers, relatives and ancestors) of José Gonçalves (my grandfather). José was born in 1906 in Lugar de Feitais, Freguesia/Parish de Souto Maior, Concelho/Municipality de Sabrosa, Distrito/District de Vila Real, Province of Trás-os-Montes. José's parents were José Gonçalves and Maria Teixeira. José's wife was Maria da Conceição Correia (from Mesão Frio, Parish/Freguesia de Mesão Frio, Concelho/Municipality de Mesão Frio, Distrito/District de Vila Real, Province of Trás-os-Montes). They had six children named Alberto, Estevão, Maria Quitéria, Maria Antónia, António Maria and Clotilde (my mother). His brothers were Fernando Gonçalves and Lucindo Gonçalves (father of Armindo Gonçalves). He died in 1987.



Concelho of Santa Marta de Penaguião
List of parishes of Santa Marta de Penaguião

Genealogists researching in the parish of Santa Marta de Penaguião, concelho of Santa Marta de Penaguião, district of Vila Real, Trás-os-Montes region:

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



Concelho of Valpaços
List of parishes of Valpaços

No researchers listed yet.



Genealogists researching in the city of Valpaços, concelho of Valpaços, Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro region:

Paulo Ramos do Forno, 3450 N. Lake Shore Dr. #1203, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60637
E-mail: pdoforno@realage.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Alves, Alves do Forno, Costa, do Forno, Pereira, Ramos
Comments: My mother's side comes from a small village outside Valpacos called Estaraos and my dad's family comes from a small village outside of Vila Real called Santa Marta da Montanha. I'm trying to find out if there are any "do Forno" out there outside of Dad's family. Our name derived from our Great Grandfather having the common name of Alves in a little village then because he had an oven (or "forno") he became known as Alves do Forno. His sons then began signing their names do Forno and hence our family name. I still have not met any Portuguese do Fornos outside of our family.



Concelho of Vila Real
List of parishes of Vila Real

No researchers listed yet.



Concelho of Vila Pouca de Aguiar
List of parishes of Vila Pouca de Aguiar

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