Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo, Burial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type: Burial Records
Collection years: 1858-1977
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, São Paulo, Registros de Sepultamentos
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Why Should I Look at This Collection?

These records may be useful to find ancestors if other vital records have not been found or may not exist anymore. The records may also help when the gravestones are illegible or have been destroyed. Burial records may be the only record of infant deaths. Gravestones may also have been engraved with the date of birth, date of marriage, military service, occupation, religion, place of residence at time of death, and place of origin.

What is in This Collection?

This collection of burial records includes records from 1858 to 1977 in the cities of Aracá, Brás, Colônia Alemã, Consolação, Freguesia, Lageado, Lapa, Misto, Ordem, Terceira do Carmo, Penha, Santana, Santo Amaro, São Miguel, São Paulo and Vila Mariana in the state of São Paulo.

All the records are written in narrative style and include the burial location in the cemetery. There are three to six burial records per page.

Reading These Records

These records are written in Portuguese. For help reading these records see the following:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo, Burial Records, 1858-1977.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Cemetery burial records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Gender and origin of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names
  • Place of burial
  • Name(s) of other(s) buried next to

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before using this collection, it is helpful to know:

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

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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
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • 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 age at the time of death to determine a birth year
  • Use the estimated birth year (from previous) and birthplace to locate the birth record
  • Use the locality and the spouse's name to locate a marriage record in Brazil Church Records and/or in the Brazil Civil Registration
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members

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

  • 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

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, São Paulo, Registros de Sepultamento, 1858-1977." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Archivo Histórico Municipal, São Paulo (Municipal Historical Archives, São Paulo).
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