Brazil Baptisms - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Brazil Baptisms, 1688-1935
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|Title in the Language:||Batismo Brasil|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This Collection includes records from 1688 to 1935 for the country of Brazil. The earliest vital records in Brazil were made by the churches. The vast majority of Brazilians were Catholic and the local parish kept records. In 1860's the civil government began keeping vital records. A law was passed in 1850 requiring registration of births, however some areas of the country they did not begin keeping records until the 1920's.
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.
Children were generally baptized within a few days of birth. Baptismal records usually give the place and date of baptism and birth, infant's name and parents' names. If the child died within a few days of baptism, the death information may also be included.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
These records usually contain the following information:
- The name of the child
- Date and place of christening
- Date of birth
- Names of the parents
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|Locality||Baptisms, 1688-1935||Marriages, 1750-1890||Deaths, 1730-1955|
|Rio de Janeiro||13,211||1,463||0|
|Rio Grande do Norte||3||0||0|
|Rio Grande do Sul||138,453||59,274||3,293|
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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