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Title in the Language of the Record

Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Registros da Igreja Católica

Record Description

These records are in Portuguese. This collection will include baptism, marriage, and death records created by various Catholic parishes and diocese in the state of Rio de Janeiro from 1616 to 1980.

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 additional details about these records and help using them see the wiki article: Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records).

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Catholic Church Records, 1616-1980.

Record Content

Baptism Records may include the following information:

  • Date of Baptism
  • Place of Baptism
  • Name
  • Birth Date
  • Place of Birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents' Names
  • Godparents' Names

Marriage Records may include the following:

  • Date of Marriage
  • Place of Marriage
  • Names of Groom and Bride
  • Groom's Place of Birth
  • Groom's Age, Baptism Date, and Residence
  • Groom's Legitimacy
  • Groom's Parents' Names
  • Bride’s Place of Birth
  • Bride's Age, Baptism Date, and Residence
  • Bride’s Legitimacy
  • Bride's Parents' Names
  • Witnesses' Names

Death Records usually include:

  • Date and Place of Registration
  • Registrant's Name
  • Date, Place, and Time of Death
  • Name and Age of Deceased
  • Deceased's Marital Status/Name of Spouse
  • Deceased's Origin and Residence
  • Legitimacy
  • Cause of Death
  • Names of Deceased's Parents
  • Residence of Parents
  • Names of Witnesses
  • 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.

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.

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

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.

Search the Collection

To Browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years", which takes you to the images

Look at the image and compare 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:

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.

Civil Registration 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

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Catholic Church Records, 1616-1980

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, Rio de Janeiro, Catholic Church Records, 1616-1980.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Archdiocese Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

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