Brazil, São Paulo, Immigrant Hostelry Records, (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Brazil, São Paulo, Immigrant Hostelry Records, 1882-1925
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São Paulo, Brazil
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Record Description
Record Type: Immigrant Hostelry Records
Collection years: 1882-1925
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, São Paulo, Hospedaria de Imigrantes
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Secretary of Culture Archives, São Paulo


What is in This Collection?

This is a collection of immigration records from the Immigrant's Hostelry of the city of São Paulo for the years 1882-1925. The hostelry was opened in 1887 and closed in 1978; in its place now sits the Museu da Imigração (Immigration Museum; see website below).

This collection contains images of registration records for passengers entering and leaving the hostelry, which includes indexes, passengers’ registration, and vessel lists. Hostelry patrons included not only foreigners but also Brazilian citizens from other states who were relocating to the area. Passengers arrived at the port of Santos and from there they were transported by train to the Immigrant Hostelry (Hospedaria de Imigrantes) in São Paulo, where they received all kinds of help to begin their settling process in the area. These records were obtained from the Arquivo da Secretaria da Promoção Social em São Paulo.

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To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, São Paulo, Immigrant Hostelry Records, 1882-1925.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

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

  • Name
  • Occupation
  • Age
  • Birthplace
  • Ship name
  • Date of arrival
  • Civil Status
  • Family Members
  • Religion

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

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How Do I Analyze the Results?

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?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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
  • The card information will help you determine where he or she came from, the date and place of birth, and the parents’ names
  • This information will let you prepare a family group record for the family. You can then start searching in the records from the place of birth and residence for other members of the family
  • You can use passenger lists to learn an immigrant’s place of origin, confirm their date of arrival, learn foreign names and their Portuguese translations, and find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
  • If just the country is given, use the last name to search for your ancestor and his/her family in his/her home country; this is called a surname search and helps to pinpoint what cities/provinces/states were the hometowns of families
  • Use the last name to search for any possible relatives that may have traveled after or before your ancestor.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • The information was supplied by the immigrant and his identification documents. Incorrect information was occasionally given, or mistakes may have been made when the immigration officer guessed at the spelling of foreign names
  • Remember that your ancestor's name may be spelled according to the new country's native language or the language of your ancestor's home country
  • Clerks may have written/spelled the name of your ancestor as they heard it, not as it is spelled in your ancestor's native language. Learn about pronunciation of your ancestor's native language
  • The port your ancestor departed from may have been miles away from his/her hometown
  • Brazil Emigration and Immigration may be useful if your ancestors immigrated to or from another country
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records

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Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation
"Brasil, São Paulo, Registros da Hospedaria dos Imigrantes, 1882-1925." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Arquivo da Secretaria da Promoção Social, São Paulo (Secretary of Culture Archives, São Paulo).
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