Brazil Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Libraries and Archives   3: Census   4: Emigration, Immigration   5: Church and Cemetery   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  




Project 9: Brazil

Explore research in Brazil.


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Goal 1: Learn about research in Brazil.


Choices:

A. Learn the basics of Brazilian research.

  1. Study Lesson 1 in the Brazil Beginning Research Series (Getting Started).
    FS—Brazil Beginning Research, Lesson 1—17:00
  2. Learn about name and surname patterns in Brazilian records.
    FS—Brazil Names






Goal 2: Learn about Brazil civil registration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Brazil civil registration.

  1. Learn about Brazil civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Brazil Archives and Libraries
  2. Study Lesson 2 in the Brazil Beginning Research Series (Civil Registration Records).
    FS—Brazil Beginning Research, Lesson 2—17:00
  3. Learn more about civil registration in this how-to guide.
    FS—Civil Registration


Goal 3: Learn about Brazil church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Brazil church records.

  1. Learn about Brazil church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Brazil Church Records

B. Explore Brazil cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 4: Learn about Brazil emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Brazilian emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Brazil emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Brazil Emigration and Immigration
  2. Read the online book "Brazilian Compass" to learn about vessels, immigration records, etc.  Volume 1   Volume 2
  3. Refer to the Websites section of the Wiki page for additional ways to do research.
  4. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Brazil as the departure or arrival location.



Goal 5: Learn about Brazil military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Brazil military records.

  1. Learn about Brazil military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Brazil Military Records





Goal 6: Learn about Brazil maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Brazil maps.

  1. Learn about Brazil maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Brazil Maps
  2. Learn about Brazil gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Brazil Gazetteers

B. Explore Brazil maps.

  1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Brazil maps.
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Brazil maps.
  3. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Brazil maps.




Goal 7: Learn about Brazil newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Brazil newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Brazilian newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Brazilian newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  3. Search Brazil newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.




Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. Use the Brazilian genealogy links in the FamilySearch Wiki page.

  1. Go to this page for the genealogy links. In particular, focus on these links:

B. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Brazilian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.


Goal 9: Search records from Brazil.


Choices:

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Brazil.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Brazilian online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Brazilian records.

  1. Explore the South America page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.


Goal 10: Get Help


Choices:

A. Join a mailing list or message board for Brazil research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Brazil research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Brazil research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Brazil research.





QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Baptisms: 1688-1935
Marriages: 1730-1955
Deaths: 1750-1890
Rio de Janeiro Immigration Cards: 1900-1965
Sao Paulo Immigration Cards: 1902-1980


Ancestry   
Civil Registration:  1870-2012   Sao Paulo Burials:  1858-1977  


MyHeritage    All Brazil
Civil Registration:   1829-2012





Brazil States

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Espírito Santo     Goiás     Maranhão     Mato Grosso    Mato Grosso do Sul     Minas Gerais     Para     Paraiba    
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Roraima     Santa Catarina     São Paulo     Sergipe    Tocantins