Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists, 1960-1982 .
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|São Paulo, Brazil|
|Flag of the Federative Republic of Brazil|
|Location of São Paulo, Brazil|
|Record Type:||Passenger and Immigrant Lists|
|Title in the Language:||Brasil, São Paulo, Porto de Santos, Lista de Passageiros e Imigrantes|
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 4 For Help Reading These Records
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Tips to Keep in Mind
- 7 What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
- 9 Citing This Collection
What Is in the Collection?
This collection includes passenger and crew lists who arrived at the Port of Santos in São Paulo. The original records were kept by the Serviços de Polícia Marítima, Aérea e de Fronteiras (Maritime Air and Border Police Services), and are currently housed at the Arquivo Nacional (National Archive) in Rio de Janeiro.
The lists are type-written.
The records are written in Portuguese; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists, 1960-1982.|
These lists may include the following information:
- Full name
- Family members
- Date of arrival
- Date and port of departure
- Name of ship
How Do I Search the Collection?
These records may be used to document your immigrant ancestor's trip to Brazil, but do not overlook the possibility of finding ancestors that were merely vacationing, visiting relatives, or traveling on business.
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To search by image: To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Arrival Year" category
⇒Select the "Arrival Month and Day" category which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image 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.
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:
More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists, 1960-1982. Click on camera icon to see images.
What Do I Do Next?
If just the country is given, use the last name to search for your ancestor and his/her family in his/her home country; this is called a surname search and helps to pinpoint what cities/provinces/states were the hometowns of families.
Also, use the last name to search for any possible relatives that may have traveled after or before your ancestor.
Tips to Keep in Mind
These type-written records may have been transcribed from hand-written lists. So errors may be found in the spellings of names.
When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
Remember that your ancestor's name may be spelled according to the new country's native language or the language of your ancestor's home country.
Clerks may have written/spelled the name of your ancestor as they heard it, not as it is spelled in your ancestor's native language. Learn about pronunciation of your ancestor's native language.
The port your ancestor departed from may not be his/her hometown.
What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
If you think your ancestor may have immigrated to Brazil and you cannot find him/her in this collection, then check the records of other ports in Brazil. Information on these other ports can be found here, Brazil Emigration and Immigration.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.
Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.
Citing This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists, 1960-1982." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. National Archives, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Brazil, São Paulo, Port of Santos, Passenger and Immigrant Lists, 1960-1982.