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== Getting started with Brazil research  ==
 
== Getting started with Brazil research  ==
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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!  
 
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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<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.<br>
  
<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.
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== Jurisdictions, States  ==
 
== 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.  
 
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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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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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/c/cf/Brazil_Research_Outline.pdf Brazil Research Outline]  
 
*[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]<br>  
 
*Research Guide: [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf BYU Research Outline for Brazil]<br>  
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*[http://www.cbg.org.br/index.php Colégio Brasileiro de Genealogia]
  
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Online collections containing these records are located in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list FamilySearch.org.]  
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Brazil_Baptisms_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) Brazil Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]<br>  
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Contents

Getting started with Brazil research

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 your ancestors. The Brazil page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!

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. Discovered by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral in April 21st, 1500 was populated by immigrants in the 1600s and 1700s becaming home to many, including immigrants from Italy and Germany who primarily settled in the south of the country.

For help getting started with Brazilian research see Getting Started.

See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to Latin American research and "Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records"

Jurisdictions, States

Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and 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 civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few.

Acre Paraíba
Alagoas Paraná
Amapá Pernambuco
Amazonas Piauí
Bahia Rio de Janeiro
Ceará Rio Grande do Norte
Distrito Federal Includes Brasília Rio Grande do Sul
Espírito Santo Rondônia
Goiás Roraima
Maranhão Santa Catarina
Mato Grosso São Paulo Includes the City
Mato Grosso do Sul Sergipe
Minas Gerais Tocantins
Pará

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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