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Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1879-1949
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, Minas Gerais, Registro Civil, 1879-1949
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Minas gerais. Corregedor geral da justicia (Regional Electoral Office of Minas Gerais), Brazil


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 Minas Gerais. Some of these images have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Portuguese. For help reading these records see Portuguese Genealogical Word List and Brazil Language and Languages.

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:

Birth Record

  • Registration date and place
  • Informant's relationship and gender
  • Date, time, and place of birth
  • Name of the child
  • Gender of child
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' names
  • Parents' civil status and residence
  • Mother's occupation and place of origin
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Father's occupation and place of origin
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of witnesses
  • Names, residence, and occupation of the parents

Marriage Record

  • Date, place and time of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Birth places of bride and groom
  • Bride and groom's age, civil status and occupation
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Birth place of groom's parents
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Birth place of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death Record

  • Date and place of registration
  • Registrant's name
  • Date, place and time of death
  • Name and age of deceased
  • Gender of deceased
  • Deceased's marital status and name of spouse
  • Deceased's origin and residence
  • Legitimacy
  • Cause of death
  • Names of deceased's parents and their residence
  • Names of witnesses
  • Burial place

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • The birth and/or age may also help you find the family in the Brazil Census
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Brazil Church Records are also a good substitute when civil records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
  • 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
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or Brazil Emigration and Immigration records

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Brazil.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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