Pico


Pico is one of the Central Group and the second largest island of the Azores. It is 42 km long and 15.2 km at its widest point. It gets its name from the mountain in the center, Portugal's highest peak at 7,755 ft.

  • This is a book of Church records mentioned in the Library Catalog of the FHC. It is not available from the FHC but can be ordered directly from the author. It is "Evolucao demografica de tres paraquias do sul do Pico, 1680-1980" by Maria Norbeta Amorim. It is the parish records for Sao Mateus, Sao Joao, and Sao Caetano in table form -- a "must have" reference if you are researching in these parishes! (I believe this book is no longer being printed, but a search of book stores specializing in hard to find books, might turn it up.)

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!!! Pico Indexes for some parishes



Freguesia (village/town)

Concelho (Council)
Church Name
LDS Microfilmed Record Dates and Links to Online Records
Bandeiras Madalena Nossa Senhora da Boa Nova 1840-1873
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Calheta do Nesquim Lajes Sao Sebastio 1723-1876
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Candelaria Madalena Nossa Senhora das Candeias 1636-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Criacao Velha Madalena Nossa Senhora das Dores 1801-1875
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Lajes do Pico Lajes Santissima Trindade (Matriz) 1733-1875
Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Madalena Madalena Santa Maria Madalena (Matriz) 1664-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Piedade Lajes Nossa Senhora da Piedade 1699-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Prainha do Norte Sao Roque Nossa Senhora da Ajuda 1663-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Ribeiras Lajes Santa Barbara 1681-1875
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Santa Luzia Sao Roque Santa Luzia 1658-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Santo Amaro Sao Roque Santo Amaro 1637-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Santo Antonio Sao Roque Santo Antonio 1699-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Sao Caetano Madalena Sao Caetano Minho records
CCA records
Tombo
Sao Joao Lajes Sao Joao 1691-1884
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Sao Mateus Madalena Sao Mateus 1671-1875
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo
Sao Roque Sao Roque Sao Roque (Matriz) 1658-1876
Minho records

CCA records
Tombo


© Kathy Andrade Cardoza 2019