Faial




Faial is one of the Central Group of the islands. It is only 14 km across at its widest point and is 4 miles across the sea from Pico. The name means "beech tree" but the island's main trees are now the strawberry trees. Faial is sometmes called "The Blue Island" for the beautiful hydrangeas that grow there. 

Listed here by Freguesia, which is the village or town, are the names of the Churches and the years for which the LDS Church has microfilmed their records. Those films are available at your local Family History Center or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Also, Azorean Church records are digitized and available online.

  • The easiest way to navigate to where the records are on the Centro De Conhecimento Dos Azores (CCA) site, is via the portal site, Tombo. The link for Tombo is listed below with the appropriate Freguesia.
  • Centro De Conhecimento Dos Azores (CCA) site (digital copies of the original records). Be sure to note the Council name of the Freguesia 
    (village or town) you are interested in before going to the CCA site at http://www.culturacores.azores.gov.pt/ig/. Follow these steps to see the available parish records:
    1) click on PESQUISA DE REGISTOS PAROQUIAIS on the main page
    2) On that page,
    • Under Ilha (island) choose the island you want from the popup menu. The page will refresh...
    • From Concelho (council) choose the one you need. If you're not sure which Concelho, check the Map page on the Azores GenWeb for your island. It will show which Council each of the Freguesias are in. The page will refresh...
    • From Freguesia (parish/town) choose from the list
    • Click the Procurar button.
    • From there, just choose the type of records you want to see and the date range (there may be several pages), then click the link Ver. 


  • The Universidade do Minho site (database only for Faial, Pico, Corvo and Sao Jorge, as well as some locations in Portugal).
  • New!!!  Flamengos Database, compiled by Martine FERRERE


Freguesia
(village
or town)

Concelho (Council)
Church Name
LDS Microfilmed Record Dates and Links to Online Records
Capelo Horta Santissima Trindade 1680-1886
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo

Castelo Branco
Horta Santa Catarina 1643 - 1892
CCA records
Tombo
Cedros Horta Santa Barbara 1628-1891
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Feteira Horta Divino Espirito Santo 1720-1886
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Flamengos Horta Nossa Senhora da Luz 1649 - 1892
CCA records
Tombo
Horta Horta Nossa Senhora da Conceicao 1705-1898
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Horta Horta Nossa Senhora das Angustias 1666-1897
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Horta Horta Sao Salvador (Matriz) 1653-1890
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Pedro Miguel Horta Nossa Senhora da Ajuda 1641-1891
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Praia do Almoxarife Horta Nossa Senhora da Graca 1703-1893
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Praia do Norte Horta Nossa Senhora das Dores 1840-1892
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Ribeirinha Horta Sao Mateus 1643-1891
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Salao Horta Nossa Senhora do Socorro 1728-1886
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo


© Kathy Andrade Cardoza 2019