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A biography is a history of a person’s life. In a biography you may find the individual’s birth, marriage, and death information and the names of his or her parents, children, or other family members. Use the information carefully because there may be inaccuracies.

There are very few biographical sources for Brazil. Many brief biographies have been gathered and published in collective biographies such as biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries. These usually include only biographies of prominent citizens of Brazil.

Online Biographies

Biographies at the Family History Library

Collective biographies at the Family History Library are generally listed in the "Subjects" section of the FamilySearch Catalog for BRAZIL - BIOGRAPHY.

Significant biographical publications at the Family History Library include:

  • Branches, Victor. Dicionário Biobibliográfico Luso-Brasileiro (Luso-Brazilian Bio- Bibliographical Dictionary). Rio de Janeiro: Editora Fundo de Cultura, 1965. FHL 981 D3br
  • Coutinho, Afrânio. Brasil e brasileiros de hoje (Brazil and Brazilians of Today). Rio de Janeiro: Editorial Sul Americana, 1961. (FHL book 981 D3c)
  • Personalidades no Brasil (Personalities of Brazil). São Paulo: The British Chamber of Commerce of São Paulo & Southern Brazil, (1932?). {{FHL|981 D3p]]; film FHL 1162486 item 16

A major collection of Brazilian biographies is:

  • Macedo, Joaquim Manoel de. Brazilian Biographical Annual. Rio de Janeiro: Imperial Instituto Artístico, 1876. {{FHL| 981 D3m]]; films FHL 0496911FHL 0496912 item 1

You will also find some biographical information in Brazilian encyclopedias.