Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Brazil Marriage, 1730-1955 .
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|Flag of the Federative Republic of Brazil|
|Title in the Language:||Casamentos Brasil|
|Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City|
What Is in the Collection?
This Collection will include records from 1730 to 1955 for the country of Brazil. In 1860's the civil government also began keeping vital records. A law was passed in 1850 requiring registration of births and deaths, however some areas of the country they did not begin keeping records until the 1920's.
This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections, please see the coverage table below to find which areas of the country are in this collection and the time periods.
The earliest vital records in Brazil were made by the churches. Since 1827 the government has accepted marriages performed in the Catholic Church as official marriages. In the 1880's due to the influx of non-Catholics, civil marriage records become extremely important.
The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
|Locality||Baptisms, 1688-1935||Marriages, 1750-1890||Deaths, 1730-1955|
|Rio de Janeiro||13,211||1,463||0|
|Rio Grande do Norte||3||0||0|
|Rio Grande do Sul||138,453||59,274||3,293|
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- "Brazil, Marriages, 1730-1955." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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