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Title in the Language of the Record
Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Registro Civil
These records are in Portuguese. This collection includes records of births, marriages, deaths and indexes created by various civil registration offices in the state of Rio de Janeiro from 1829 to 2012. 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 these records, and help using them see the wiki article: Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).
Citation for This Collection
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- “Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012.” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article: Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records).
Birth records usually include the following information:
- Registration date and place
- Informant's relationship and gender
- Date, time, and place of birth
- Name of the child
- Parents' names
- Parents' civil status and residence
- Mother's occupation and place of origin
- Names of maternal grandparents
- Father's occupation and place of origin
- Names of paternal grandparents
- Names of witnesses
- Names, residence, and occupation of the parents
Marriage records usually include the following information:
- Date, place and time of marriage
- Names of bride and groom
- Bride and groom's age, civil status and occupation
- Groom's parents' names
- Birth place of groom's parents
- Bride's parents' names
- Birth place of bride's parents
- Names of witnesses
Death records usually include the following information:
- Date and place of registration
- Registrant's name
- Date, place and time of death
- Name and age of deceased
- Deceased's marital status and name of spouse
- Deceased's origin and residence
- Cause of death
- Names of deceased's parents and their residence
- Names of witnesses
- Burial place
How to Use the Record
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 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.
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 "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Civil Registration Office"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years", 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.
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Related Wiki Articles
- Brazil Civil Registration- Vital Records
- Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: 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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