Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Miscellaneous Records, 1748-1998
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|Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
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|Location of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Title in the Language:||Brasil, Rio Grande do Sul, Registros Diversos|
|Rio Grande do Sul State Archives, Porto Alegre|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection contains slave records, notarial records, and copies of some of the state's civil registration from the Arquivo Público do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul for the years 1748-1998.
Generally, the registration of civil records was created in books sequentially numbered and preceded by a letter, according to the type of registry: “A” for births, “B” for Marriages and “B-Aux” for religious marriages with civil effect, “C” for death, and “E” for other type of registry. The civil records of birth, marriage, and deaths are usually listed in chronological order by the date of registration. The older registry books were handwritten in narrative style, but the newer and current registries are handwritten in formatted records. These civil records include a vast of reliable information for doing family history research after 1888.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The information in these records usually include the following:
Declarations and marriage
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
- Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records Brazil Census
- Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
- The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties
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I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
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