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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
  
Listas de Passageiros do Porto de São Salvador, Bahia, Brasil.
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Brasil, Bahia, Porto de São Salvador, Listas de Passageiros
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection of passenger arrival lists into Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, includes the years 1855-1964.  
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This collection of passenger arrival lists into the port of São Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, includes the years 1855-1964.  
  
Passenger lists from the Sea Port of Salvador in the State of Bahia, Brazil.  
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The records are in Portuguese; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.  
  
The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in Brazil. As immigrants arrived to the port of Salvador, they were registered by the Agência Central de Imigração (Central Agency for Immigration).  
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== Record Content  ==
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Image:Brazil Bahia Port of Sao Salvador Passenger Lists (PPQ11-0595)DGS100347878Image34PassList With Callout.jpg|Passenger List
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'''Passenger lists''' may include the following information:
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*Name of passenger  
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*Age
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*Marital status
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*Nationality
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*Occupation
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*Date of arrival to Brazil
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*Port of arrival
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*Port of departure
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*Sometimes place of origin or birth place
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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These records may be used to document your immigrant ancestor's trip to Brazil, but do not overlook the possibility of finding ancestors that were merely vacationing, visiting relatives, or traveling on business.
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See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.
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If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.
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Read this article to help you search names [http://www.ancestry.com/cs/Satellite?childpagename=USLearningCenter%2FLearning_C%2FPageDefault&pagename=LearningWrapper&cid=1265125628231 5 Ways to Win the Name Game]
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=== Search the Collection ===
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'''To search by image:'''<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒Select the "Número de volume e anos" (Volume Number and Years) category which takes you to the images.<br>
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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'''When searching:''' <br>As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
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=== For Help Reading these Records ===
  
Passenger lists were issued at time of embarkation to account and document all passengers traveling on board a ship. On arrival at the destination, this passenger lists were used to register each passenger as they disembarked.
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records see the following guides:
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[Brazil Language and Languages]]
  
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.
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=== Using the Information ===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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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.  
  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Brazil. Agência Central de Imigração. Listas de passageiros, 1855-1964. Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia, Salvador, Brasil.<!--bibdescend-->}}
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Also, use the last name to search for any possible relatives that may have traveled after or before your ancestor.  
  
[[Brazil, Bahia, Port of São Salvador Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
== Record Content ==
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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.
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in passenger lists may include:'''
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These type-written records may have been transcribed from hand-written lists. So errors may be found in the spellings of names.
  
*Name of passenger
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
*Age
 
*Occupation
 
*Port of destination
 
*Port of embarkation
 
*Sometimes place of origin or birth place
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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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.
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
 
⇒Select the "_____________" category<br>
 
⇒Select the "_____________" category<br>
 
⇒Select the "_____________" category which takes you to the images<br>
 
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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The port your ancestor departed from may not be his/her hometown.  
  
'''You can use passenger lists to:'''
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=== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ===
  
*Learn an immigrant’s place of origin
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If you think your ancestor may have immigrated to Brazil and you cannot find him/her in this collection, then check the records of other ports in Brazil. Information on these other ports can be found here, [[Brazil Emigration and Immigration]].
*Confirm their date of arrival
 
*Learn foreign names and their Portuguese translations
 
*Find records in his or her country of origin such as emigrations, port records, or ship’s manifests
 
  
'''You may also find these tips helpful:'''
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=== General Information about These Records ===
  
*If your ancestor had a common name, be sure to look at all the entries for a name before you decide which is correct.
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The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in Brazil. As immigrants arrived to the port of Salvador, they were registered by the Agência Central de Imigração (Central Agency for Immigration).  
*Continue to search the passenger lists to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who may have immigrated at the same time.  
 
*If your ancestor has an uncommon surname, you may want to obtain the passenger list of every person who shares your ancestor’s surname if they lived in the same area or nearby. You may not know how or if they are related, but the information could lead you to more information about your own ancestors.
 
  
'''If you do not find the name you are looking for, try the following:'''
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Passenger lists were issued at time of embarkation to account and document all passengers traveling on board a ship. On arrival at the destination, these passenger lists were used to register each passenger as they disembarked.
  
*Check for variant spellings of the name.
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{{FHL Search Tip
*Look for an index. Records are often indexed by local historical and genealogical societies.
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|foreigntwo=
*Search the passenger lists year by year.
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|level1=Brazil
*Search the indexes of other port cities.
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|level2=Bahia
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}}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.arquivonacional.gov.br/cgi/cgilua.exe/sys/start.htm?tpl=home National Archives of Brazil]
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*[http://www.memorialdoimigrante.org.br/acervodigital/livros.php Museum of Immigration]
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*[http://www.migrationinformation.org/Profiles/display.cfm?ID=311 Immigration in Brazil]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brawgw/immigration.html BrazilGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~brawgw/immigration.html BrazilGenWeb]  
 
*[http://diarq.fpc.ba.gov.br/node/126 Arquivo Público da Bahia]  
 
*[http://diarq.fpc.ba.gov.br/node/126 Arquivo Público da Bahia]  
 
*[http://www.cbg.org.br/arquivos_genealogicos_h_02.html Colégio Brasileiro de Genealogia]
 
*[http://www.cbg.org.br/arquivos_genealogicos_h_02.html Colégio Brasileiro de Genealogia]
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf Brazil Research Outline]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Brazil%22 Brazil Research Help]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
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*[[Brazil, Port of Rio de Janeiro, Passenger and Immigrant Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[Brazil Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Brazil Immigration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Portuguese Immigration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Brazil Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[Brazilian Research: Getting Started]]
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*[[Brazil]]
  
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again.  
  
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Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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Title in the Language of the Record

Brasil, Bahia, Porto de São Salvador, Listas de Passageiros

Record Description

This collection of passenger arrival lists into the port of São Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, includes the years 1855-1964.

The records are in Portuguese; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961.

Record Content

Passenger lists may include the following information:

  • Name of passenger
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Date of arrival to Brazil
  • Port of arrival
  • Port of departure
  • Sometimes place of origin or birth place

How to Use the Record

These records may be used to document your immigrant ancestor's trip to Brazil, but do not overlook the possibility of finding ancestors that were merely vacationing, visiting relatives, or traveling on business.

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

Read this article to help you search names 5 Ways to Win the Name Game

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Número de volume e anos" (Volume Number and Years) category which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading these Records

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

Using the Information

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.

Also, use the last name to search for any possible relatives that may have traveled after or before your ancestor.

Tips to Keep in Mind

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.

These type-written records may have been transcribed from hand-written lists. So errors may be found in the spellings of names.

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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 not be his/her hometown.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

If you think your ancestor may have immigrated to Brazil and you cannot find him/her in this collection, then check the records of other ports in Brazil. Information on these other ports can be found here, Brazil Emigration and Immigration.

General Information about These Records

The passenger arrival list was used by legal inspectors to cross-examine each immigrant during a legal inspection prior to the person being allowed to live in Brazil. As immigrants arrived to the port of Salvador, they were registered by the Agência Central de Imigração (Central Agency for Immigration).

Passenger lists were issued at time of embarkation to account and document all passengers traveling on board a ship. On arrival at the destination, these passenger lists were used to register each passenger as they disembarked.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again.

Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future.

Citation for This Collection

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961.


The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Público, São Salvador, Brazil.