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Brazil, Bahia, Civil Registration, 1877-1976
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Bahia, Brazil
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1877-1976
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, Bahia, Registro Civil, 1877-1976
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Arquivo Publico da Bahia, Brasil


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consist of births, marriages, deaths and indexes created by various civil registration offices in the state of Bahia. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records: The following information may be found in these records:

Births

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Parents' names
  • Place of Birth
  • Sex of Child

Marriage

  • Couple's Names
  • Date of Marriage
  • Occupations
  • Residences
  • Places of Births
  • Names of couple's parents

Death

  • Name
  • Date of Death
  • Sex
  • Residence
  • Cause of Death
  • Relative

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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