Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo, Burial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Registros de Sepultamentos dos Cemitérios no Municipio de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.

Record Description

This collection of burial records includes records from 1858 to 1977 in the cities of Aracá, Brás, Colônia Alemã, Consolação, Freguesia, Lageado, Lapa, Misto, Ordem, Terceira do Carmo, Penha, Santana, Santo Amaro, São Miguel, São Paulo and Vila Mariana in the state of São Paulo.

All the records are written in narrative style and include the burial location in the cemetery. There are three to six burial records per page. These registers have been preserved well.

In earlier years, the burial was performed by the Catholic Church as a charitable work and they kept the records in their parish registers. Later private cemeteries began to be created; therefore the Provincial Legislation of São Paulo approved the first statutes for cemeteries in May of 1856. With this regulation in effect the first municipal cemetery was opened in1858 with the name of Cemitério da Consolação. Then an authorized cemetery administration officer was put in charge of recording in a book each burial performed in the cemetery, including personal information of the deceased person and the location of the grave.

It was necessary for cemetery administrators to keep a registration of all the burials including vital information of the deceased and the gravestone place in the cemetery.

For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the 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.

Digital images of originals are also housed at various cemetery archives in the city of São Paulo.

"Brazil, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Burial Records" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Cemitério de São Paulo. Arquivo Histórico Municipal de São Paulo.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These cemetery burial records may include the following information:
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  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Gender and origin of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names
  • Place of burial
  • To whom buried next to

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 "Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "City/Neighborhood/Civil Registration Office " category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years " 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.

There are some indexes available in these collections. The indexes are called Índice de Óbitos. The indexes are in individual folders based on dates. Find your ancestor's name and look for the locator information next to their name (such as page number, certificate number or dates). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.

Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.

These records may be useful to find ancestors if other vital records have not been found or may not exist anymore. These records may also help when the gravestones are illegible or have been destroyed. These burial records may be the only record of infant deaths. Gravestones may also have been engraved with the date of birth, date of marriage, military service, occupation, religion, place of residence at time of death, and place of origin. To find the burial record of an ancestor, you need to have at least the death date of the ancestor. A person can discover where an ancestor was buried by checking in the church death/burial records or the civil registry of the locality the ancestor lived. Sometimes the burial place of an ancestor may have been transferred to another cemetery or may have been cremated.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo, Burial Records,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 24 August, 2012), Sao Paulo > Santo Amaro > Obitos 1947, Nov-1949, Jan > image 222 of 227 images, Francisco Boido, 1949; citing Parroquia de Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Brazil.