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Welcome to the Brazil page of the research wiki! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors.Through the Brazil page you will learn how to find, use, and analyze records for Brazil of genealogical value. The content on this page provides helps and tips for beginner, intermediate, and expert researchers alike. Here you will find helpful research tools and research guidance to aid you in your search for&nbsp;your ancestors. The Brazil page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!
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Guide to Brazil ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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==Country Information==
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Brazil is a country in South America bordered by [[French Guiana Genealogy|French Guiana]], [[Suriname Genealogy|Suriname]], [[Guyana Genealogy|Guyana]], [[Venezuela Genealogy|Venezuela]], [[Colombia Genealogy|Colombia]], [[Peru Genealogy|Peru]], [[Bolivia Genealogy|Bolivia]], [[Paraguay Genealogy|Paraguay]], [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]], and [[Uruguay Genealogy|Uruguay]]. It was formerly a colony of [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]. The official language is Portuguese.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Brazil," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
 
 
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1307206745123_187" />Brazil is the largest country by both land area and population on the continent of South America. Also more people speak Portuguese in Brazil by far than speak that language in any other country, including [[Portugal|Portugal]].&nbsp;Discovered by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral in April 21st, 1500 was&nbsp;populated by immigrants in the 1600s and 1700s&nbsp;becaming home to many, including immigrants from [[Italy]] and [[Germany]] who primarily settled in the south of the country.
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions, States  ==
 
 
 
Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and&nbsp;a federal district (Distrito Federal), which comprises the capital city of Brazilia. Many records are kept at the state and local level and may include&nbsp;civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few.
 
 
 
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*[[Brazil Genealogy_Research_Using_the_Wiki_-_Video_Series|'''Brazil Genealogy Research Using the Wiki – Video Series''']]: Eight five/six-minute instructional videos training you in how to use this Wiki to find civil registration and church records for Brazil.
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*[[Brazilian Research: Getting Started|Getting Started]]  
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*[[Brazil_Record_Selection_Table|Brazil Record Finder]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf BYU Research Outline for Brazil]
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Brazil research.
| [[Ceara, Brazil|Ceará]]
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*[[Portuguese Genealogical Word List]]<br>
| [[Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil|Rio Grande do Norte]]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/54 Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records Lesson 1: Portuguese Letters]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/55 Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Dates, Words, and Names]
| [[Distrito Federal, Brazil|Distrito Federal]] Includes Brasília
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/56 Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading Portuguese Records]
| [[Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|Rio Grande do Sul]]
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*[[Reading Aid for Brazilian Birth Certificates]]
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*[[Reading Aid for Brazilian Marriage Certificates]]
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*[[Reading Aid for Brazilian Death Certificates]]
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*[https://archive.org/details/ornithologicalga01payn 1991 Ornithological Gazetteer of Brazil, A-L (mis-labeled A-M)], also at [http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14529339#page/3/mode/1up the Biodiversity Heritage Library.]
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*[https://archive.org/details/ornithologicalga02payn 1991 Ornithological Gazetteer of Brazil, M-Z], also at [https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50708#page/3/mode/1up the Biodiversity Heritage Library.]  
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| [[Santo Catarina, Brazil|Santa Catarina]]
 
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| [[Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil|Mato Grosso do Sul]]  
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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==Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Brazil==
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*Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the '''local level.''' To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
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*If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, [[Brazil Finding Town of Origin|'''Brazil Finding Town of Origin''']], to search a variety of records that might provide that information.
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== Online Gazetteers for Finding Your Ancestors' State and Municipality  in Brazil  ==
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Once you know the town your ancestors lived in, use one of these these gazetteers to find out the state of that town.  If the town is small or just a village, the gazetteer will also tell you the municipality if belongs to. You will need to know the municipality to find civil registration records.
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*[https://archive.org/details/ornithologicalga01payn 1991 Ornithological Gazetteer of Brazil, A-L (mis-labeled A-M)], also at [http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14529339#page/3/mode/1up the Biodiversity Heritage Library.]
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*[https://archive.org/details/ornithologicalga02payn 1991 Ornithological Gazetteer of Brazil, M-Z], also at [https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50708#page/3/mode/1up the Biodiversity Heritage Library.]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007561877?cat=564627 Cadastro de cartórios do Registro Civil 1981], restricted online except at [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers.]]
  
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Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and&nbsp;a federal district (Distrito Federal), which comprises the capital city of Brasilia.  
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/c/cf/Brazil_Research_Outline.pdf Brazil Research Outline]
 
*Research Guide: [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf BYU Research Outline for Brazil]
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Brazil_Baptisms_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Brazil Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Brazil_Deaths_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Brazil Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Brazil_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
 
*[[Brazil Websites|Websites]]
 
 
 
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Many of Brazil's records are kept at the state and local level and may include&nbsp;civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few. States are also divided into counties, and the cities and towns 'municipios' are in the counties, it is possible that a city, especially the larger ones such as Recife and São Paulo , may have a number of counties in them since a state like São Paulo can have over 200 counties.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[[Brazil Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
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*[[Brazil Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
 
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*[[Brazil Language and Languages|Language and Languages]]
 
*[[Brazil Maps|Maps]]
 
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*[[Brazil Names, Personal|Names, Personal]]
 
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*[[Brazil Nobility|Nobility]]
 
*[[Brazil Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]
 
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*[[Brazil Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
*[[Brazil Probate Records|Probate Records]]
 
*[[Brazil Record Selection Table|Record Selection Table]]
 
*[[Brazil Slavery and Bondage|Slavery and Bondage]]
 
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*[[Brazil Societies|Societies]]
 
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Brazil

Guide to Brazil ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Brazil is a country in South America bordered by French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. It was formerly a colony of Portugal. The official language is Portuguese.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Brazil Research

Links to articles on getting started with Brazil research.

Brazil Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Brazil research.


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Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Brazil

  • Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level. To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.
  • If you do not know your ancestors' town, follow the advice in the Wiki article, Brazil Finding Town of Origin, to search a variety of records that might provide that information.


Online Gazetteers for Finding Your Ancestors' State and Municipality in Brazil

Once you know the town your ancestors lived in, use one of these these gazetteers to find out the state of that town. If the town is small or just a village, the gazetteer will also tell you the municipality if belongs to. You will need to know the municipality to find civil registration records.

Brazil Clickable Map

Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and a federal district (Distrito Federal), which comprises the capital city of Brasilia.

AcreAlagoasAmapaAmazonasBahiaCearaDistrito FederalEspirito SantoGoiasMaranhaoMato GrossoMato Grosso do SulMinas GeraisParaParaibaParanaPernambucoPiauiRio de JaneiroRio Grande do NorteRio Grande do SulRondoniaRoraimaSanta CatarinaSao PauloSergipeTocantinsBrazil regions color map.PNG
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States

Many of Brazil's records are kept at the state and local level and may include civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few. States are also divided into counties, and the cities and towns 'municipios' are in the counties, it is possible that a city, especially the larger ones such as Recife and São Paulo , may have a number of counties in them since a state like São Paulo can have over 200 counties.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Brazil," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil, accessed 24 March 2016.


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