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Title in the Language of the Record

Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Registro Civil

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1870 to 2012. This collection will include records of births, marriages, deaths and indexes created by various civil registration offices in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available. For details about the contents of the history of these records, and help using them see the wiki article: Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration.” Index and Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil
Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the wiki article: Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page ⇒Select the appropriate "Município "
⇒Select the appropriate "Cartório"
⇒Select the appropriate "Tipo de Registro e Anos", which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one 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. Keep in mind: There may be more than one person in the records with the same name. You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For indexed records:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. 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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

Example for a Browsed Collection:

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires


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