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Title in the Language of the Record
Registro de Sesmarias no Brasil.
This Collection includes records from 1714-1888.
The collection includes administrative documents surrounding the concession and confirmation of land grants (sesmarias) during the colonial and early-national periods. The records also include personal information such as names, birth dates, and places of origin, for some of Brazil's earliest immigrants who settled in what would become the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, and Sergipe. These records are currently housed in the National Archives in Rio de Janeiro.
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Land grant records may contain the following information:
- Full name
- Family members
- Dates of important life events
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These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following guides:
|FHL Place Brazil items or FHL Keyword Brazil items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Brazil Archives and Libraries.|
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- "Brazil, Land Grant Records, 1714-1888." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Arquivo National do Rio de Janeiro [Rio de Janeiro National Archives, Rio de Janeio].
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