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Title in the Language of the Records

Brasil, Estado de Mato Grosso, Registro Civil

Record Description

This collection of civil birth, marriage, and death records includes the period of 1890 to 2013 from civil registry offices (cartórios) in the Mato Grosso State, Brazil.

Additional images will be published as they become available.

The records are in Portuguese; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

For details about these records and help using them see the wiki article: Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).


You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013.

Record Content

Information in each record varies from year to year.

Birth records may include the following information:

  • Event date and location
  • Presenter's name (usually the father)
  • Date, time, and place of birth
  • Name of child and gender
  • Mother's name
  • Names of paternal grandparents
  • Names of maternal grandparents
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records may include the following information:

  • Date, place, and time of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Groom's birthdate, nationality, civil status, origin, and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and place of residence
  • Bride's birthdate, nationality, civil status, and occupation
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of witnesses

Death records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Informant's name
  • Name, gender, and age of deceased (Keep in mind that the death record for women may be filed under her married name.)
  • Birth date
  • Death date, time and place of death
  • Age, and nationality
  • Cause of death
  • Names of parents
  • Burial place

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
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 "Civil Registration Office" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching: As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading these Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records see the following guides:

Using the Information

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

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

Regarding 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.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

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:

Brazil Emigration and Immigration

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General Information about These Records

Regularly, the registration of civil records was created in books sequentially numerated preceded by a letter A, B, C, or E according to the type of registry as follows: “A” for births, “B” for Marriages and “B-Aux” for religious marriages with civil effect, “C” for death, and “E” for other type of registry. The records are usually listed in chronological order by the date of registration. The old registry books were handwritten in narrative style, but the newer and current registries are handwritten in formatted records. These records include reliable information for doing family history research after 1888. Additional images will be added to this published collection as they become available.

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Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future.

Citation for This Collection

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013.

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1889-2012." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Público, Cuiabá, Brazil.

 

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