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== Getting started with Brazil research  ==
 
== Getting started with Brazil research  ==
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Do you want to access the FamilySearch Wiki in Portuguese? [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/pt/P%C3%A1gina_principal Click here!]<br>
  
 
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!  
  
<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>  
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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 the country had a native population composed of several Amerindian tribes. It was later populated by colonists from Portugal and slaves from Africa in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. In the late 1800s Brazil started to attract many immigrants, particularly from [[Italy]], Portugal, Spain and [[Germany]] who primarily settled in the south and southeast parts of the country.<br>  
  
 
For help getting started with Brazilian research see [[Brazilian Research: Getting Started|Getting Started.]]  
 
For help getting started with Brazilian research see [[Brazilian Research: Getting Started|Getting Started.]]  
  
 
''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American research]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 "Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records"]''  
 
''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American research]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 "Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records"]''  
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== Jurisdictions, States  ==
 
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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.  
 
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.  
  
== Research Tools<br> ==
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*Research Guide: [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf BYU Research Outline for Brazil]<br>
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*Research Guide: [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf BYU Research Outline for Brazil]<br>  
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*''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American research]&nbsp;and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 "Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"]''  
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*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927159 records collections for Brazil] available on FamilySearch.org  
*''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American research]&nbsp;and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 "Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"]''
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*[http://www.cbg.org.br/index.php Colégio Brasileiro de Genealogia]
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927159 records collections for Brazil] available on FamilySearch.org
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*[[Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
 
*[[Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]  
 
*[[Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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Getting started with Brazil research

Do you want to access the FamilySearch Wiki in Portuguese? Click here!

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 the country had a native population composed of several Amerindian tribes. It was later populated by colonists from Portugal and slaves from Africa in the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. In the late 1800s Brazil started to attract many immigrants, particularly from Italy, Portugal, Spain and Germany who primarily settled in the south and southeast parts 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 ​flag ​map.png

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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