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Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Portuguese Immigration Records
This collection includes immigration documents kept by the Polícia da Corte in Rio de Janeiro. These records were meant to track the arrival, departure, and internal movement of Portuguese immigrants in Brazil and include personal information such as age, marital status, profession, place of residence, and physical characteristics. They are currently housed at the National Archives in Rio de Janeiro.
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- Policia da Corte. Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Portuguese Immigrant Records. National Archives, Rio de Janeiro.
Key genealogical facts found in immigration records may include:
- Complete name of the immigrant
- Date of immigration
- Date and place of birth
- Civil status
- Names, ages and genders of children
- Spouse’s name
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- Memorial do Imigrante
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- Portuguese Migration to Rio de Janeiro
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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 Clementina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.
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