Graciosa




Graciosa belongs to the Central Group and is 12.5 km long and 8.5 km wide. It is known as "The White Island" because of the delicate landscape and the names that were given to some places on the island that included the word "Branca" or white.

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).


Freguesia
(village
or town)

Concelho (Council)
Church Name
LDS Microfilmed Records Dates
Guadalupe Santa Cruz Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe 1625 - 1873
CCA Records
Tombo
Luz Santa Cruz Nossa Senhora da Luz 1612 - 1873
CCA Records
Tombo
Praia Santa Cruz Sao Mateus 1591 - 1873
CCA Records
Tombo
Santa Cruz da Graciosa Santa Cruz Santa Cruz (Matriz) 1672 - 1873
CCA Records
Tombo


© Kathy Andrade Cardoza 2019