1. The Bibliotecas and Arquivos (generally, write here for
information 100 years or older). They
do not do research for you. They only issue certificates for the
vital events.

SANTA MARIA & SÃO MIGUEL: Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo de Ponta
Delgada, Rua Largo Colegio, 9500 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Açôres
TERCEIRA, GRACIOSA, SÃO JORGE: Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo de
Angra do Heroísmo, 49 Rua da Rosa, 9700 Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira,
Açôres (Azores) (Holds records up to 1911).
FAIAL, PICO, FLORES, CORVO: Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo de Horta,
Rua Dom Pedro IV, 25 Horta, 9900 Faial, Açôres (Azores)

2. The Civil Registries (generally, write here for the past 100
years or so). (Established 1 Apr. 1910)

Address the letters the following way:
Conservatória do Registo Civil
ZIP City -Island, Açôres (Azores)

Municipal councils and their Civil Registries: (ZIP, city)
SANTA MARIA: 9580 Vila do Porto
SAO MIGUEL: 9560 Lagoa, 9630 Nordeste, 9500 Ponta Delgada, 9650
Povoação, 9600
Ribeira Grande, 9680 Vila Franca do Campo
TERCEIRA: 9700 Angra do Heroísmo, 9760 Praia da Vitória
GRACIOSA: 9880 Santa Cruz da Graciosa
SAO JORGE: 9850 Calheta, 9800 Velas
FAIAL: 9900 Horta
PICO: 9930 Lajes do Pico, 9950 Madalena, 9940 Sao Roque do Pico
FLORES: 9960 Lajes das Flores, 9970 Santa Cruz das Flores****
CORVO: 9980 Vila Nova

For both the Bibliotecas and the Civil Registries, you must send the
name of the ancestor, date of event (or at least a span--e.g. 1881-
1883), the freguesia (the town) and the municipal council. Enclose
$15 U.S. dollars, personal check or U.S. money order (this covers
return postage and the document). International money orders do not
exist for Portugal.

3. The Family History Center (FHC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints (LDS), aka the Mormon Church:

Your local phone book should list a local branch or stake. They are
open to the general public, free of charge. Records can be found
under "Topic List" PORTUGAL, AZORES. Topics include: archives and
libraries, biography, church directories, church records, civil
registration and more. You will want to order the church records.
Although your FHC may not have the film at their center, it may be
ordered (for about $3.50 for 2 months) and viewed at the center.
(The film may be renewed for a fee, and a second renewal will keep
the film permanently at your center.)

Also, the FHC publishes a booklet to assist you in the reading of
documents: "Genealogical Word List, Portuguese." The booklet "Basic
Portuguese Paleography" is now only available on fiche from the LDS
and the fiche may be used only at their libraries. Photocopies can
be made from the fiche.

Azores-Online: http://www.azores-online.org Good general info and
history site.

Azores World GenWeb Project:

Destination Azores: http://www.destinazores.com/ (general info and