Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Registros civis do Estado de Piauí, Brasil.

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1875 to 2012 and contains digital images of civil registrations of birth, marriage, and death from civil registry offices (cartórios) in the Piauí State, Brazil. Regularly, the registration of civil records was created in books sequentially numerated preceded by a letter A, B, C or E, according to the type of registry as follows: “A” for births, “B” for Marriages and “B-Aux” for religious marriages with civil effect, “C” for death, and “E” for other type of registry. The records are usually listed in chronological order by the date of registration. The old registry books were handwritten in narrative style, but the newer and current registries are handwritten in formatted records. These civil records include a vast of reliable information for doing family history research after 1888. Additional images will be added to this published collection as they become available.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse. link from th collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Brazil, Piaui,Civil Registration, 1875-2012" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil. Arquivo Publico do Estado do Piauí, Teresina.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These birth records usually include the following information:

  • Name of parish
  • Name of person making the registration
  • Date and place of birth
  • Name of child
  • Parents' names
  • Paternal grandparents' names
  • Maternal grandparents' names
  • Names of witnesses

These marriage license records usually include the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Declaring witnesses' names
  • Groom's birth date and place of birth
  • Groom's profession or occupation
  • Bride's name (maybe be a previous married name)
  • Witnesses' names

These records usually include the following information:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Name of person making the registration
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names
  • Burial place

How to Use the Record

To browse this collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Município" category
⇒ Select the "Cartório" category
⇒ Select the "Tipo de Registro e Anos" category which takes you to the images.

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.

Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning of a group of images or at the end. Find your ancestors name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collection

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Brazil, Piaui, Civil Registration, 1875-2012," images, FamilySearch( accessed 17 May 2012), Esperantina > Cartorio Dedeus C. Lages > Obitos 2011 Mar-Out > Image 10 of 68, Adelia Maria Duarte, died 11 April 2011; citing several Municipal Offices of the Civil Registry for the Natural People in the State of Piauí, Civil Registry, 1890-2011, Corregedor Geral da Justicia, Piauí, Brasil.