Brazil Emigration/Immigration

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The Brazilian Compass

Lawrence B. Bangerter helped compile The Brazilian Compass. This two volume work is a useful guide to immigration for Brazil. It includes name of vessel, places of embarkation and debarkation, dates and corresponding Family History Library film numbers for immigration records. Both volumes have been digitized by the Family History Archives at Brigham Young University, and are accessable online:

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Germans in Brazil 1850-1865

In the newspaper "Hamburger Nachrichten" emigrants to Brazil advertised their whereabouts in Brazil in order to give their relatives an update. The author Renate Hauschild-Thiessen has listed such emigrants in GENEALOGIE, Heft 4, year 24 (1975), page 493. This article is available through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, call number 943 B2gf.

Luetjohann, Roland. Die Ersten deutschen Auswanderer in Brasilien. Archiv für Sippenforschung, 8. Jahrgang, Heft 3. Available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, call number 943 B2as. Contains names of Swiss (canton Freiburg) and German emigrants (from Helsbach) with date of arrival and circumstances

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Brazil, Immigration Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)