Cape Verde Islands Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Collection years: 1894-1922
Languages: Portuguese
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What is in This Collection?

This index covers events from 1894 through 1922.

This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections. This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Reading These Records

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

To Browse This Collection

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Births
  • Marriage
  • Deaths

Collection Content

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

Search the Index

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.


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?

  • 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
  • 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?

  • When looking for an individual with a common name, look at all the search results before deciding which is the correct person. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to help with this decision
  • Try variations of given names and surnames. A person might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return a broader list search results


Citing This Collection

A citation is a note that shows where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allows others to find the same records.

Collection Citation:

"Cape Verde Islands Vital Records Index." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record will be available with each record once the collection is published.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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