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Title in the Language of the Record
Brasil, São Paulo, Registros de Sepultamentos
This collection of burial records includes records from 1858 to 1977 in the cities of Aracá, Brás, Colônia Alemã, Consolação, Freguesia, Lageado, Lapa, Misto, Ordem, Terceira do Carmo, Penha, Santana, Santo Amaro, São Miguel, São Paulo and Vila Mariana in the state of São Paulo.
The records are in Portuguese; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
All the records are written in narrative style and include the burial location in the cemetery. There are three to six burial records per page.
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Cemetery burial records may include the following information:
- Date and place of death
- Name of deceased
- Gender and origin of deceased
- Cause of death
- Parents' names
- Place of burial
- Name(s) of other(s) buried next to
How to Use the Record
There are some indexes available in these collections. The indexes are called Índice de Óbitos. The indexes are in individual folders based on dates. Find your ancestor's name and look for the locator information next to their name (such as page number, certificate number or dates). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.
If you locate your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given.
Burial records are often brief, so it can be easy to confuse individuals of the same name, origin, and birth date.
Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.
Search the Collection
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To search the collection by image, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse link" in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Municipality" category
⇒Select the "City/Neighborhood/Civil Registration Office" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years " category 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.
As you are searching, it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, and 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 wiki articles:
Using the Information
- Use the age to determine a birth year.
- Use the estimated birth year (from previous) and birthplace to locate the birth record.
- Use the locality and the spouse's name to locate a marriage record church and/or civil records.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
Tips to Keep in Mind
These records may be useful to find ancestors if other vital records have not been found or may not exist anymore. These records may also help when the gravestones are illegible or have been destroyed. These burial records may be the only record of infant deaths. Gravestones may also have been engraved with the date of birth, date of marriage, military service, occupation, religion, place of residence at time of death, and place of origin. A person can discover where an ancestor was buried by checking in the church death/burial records or the civil registry of the locality the ancestor lived. Sometimes the burial place of an ancestor may have been transferred to another cemetery or may have been cremated.
When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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General Information about These Records
In earlier years, the burial was performed by the Catholic Church as a charitable work and they kept the records in their parish registers. Later private cemeteries began to be created; therefore the Provincial Legislation of São Paulo approved the first statutes for cemeteries in May of 1856. With this regulation in effect the first municipal cemetery was opened in1858 with the name of Cemitério da Consolação. Then an authorized cemetery administration officer was put in charge of recording in a book each burial performed in the cemetery, including personal information of the deceased person and the location of the grave.
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- "Brazil, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Burial Records." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Histórico Municipal, São Paulo, Brazil.
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