Brazil, São Paulo, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
São Paulo, Brazil
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1925-1955
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, São Paulo, Registro Civil
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Related Websites
Archive
São Paulo State Archive (Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo)


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes civil records of births, marriages, deaths with corresponding indexes created by various civil registration offices in São Paulo, for the years 1925-1955. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection, and additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.

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What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Name of child
  • Birth date
  • Birth place

Marriage Records

  • Names of groom and bride
  • Place of residence
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage

Death Records

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of burial

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How Do I Search This Collection?

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  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

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View the Images

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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.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in a record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records Brazil Census
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family
  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information. Keep in mind that the death record for women may be filed under her married name
  • 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
  • Use the marital status to identify previous marriages
  • Witnesses often were relatives of the parents
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • For marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record
  • Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area

To learn more about using the information in civil records, view this lesson for free: Brazil Beginning Research Series Lesson 2: Civil Registration Records - English


I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back and see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections and notice the asterisk for recently added or updated records
  • 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. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records.
  • Try variations of given names and surnames
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of potential matches
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
  • Church Records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
  • Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

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Collection Citation

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