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}}{{Brazil-sidebar}}Guide to Brazil ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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Brazil is a country in South America bordered by [[French Guiana Genealogy|French Guiana]], [[Suriname Genealogy|Suriname]], [[Guyana Genealogy|Guyana]], [[Venezuela Genealogy|Venezuela]], [[Colombia Genealogy|Colombia]], [[Peru Genealogy|Peru]], [[Bolivia Genealogy|Bolivia]], [[Paraguay Genealogy|Paraguay]], [[Argentina Genealogy|Argentina]], and [[Uruguay Genealogy|Uruguay]]. It was formerly a colony of [[Portugal Genealogy|Portugal]]. The official language is Portuguese.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Brazil," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil, accessed 24 March 2016.</ref>
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<h3>Getting Started with Brazil Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Brazil research.
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*[[Brazil How to Guides|"How to" Guides]]
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*[[Brazilian Research: Getting Started|Getting Started.]]  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 FamilySearch Latin American research tutorials]
  
== Getting started with Brazil research  ==
 
  
Welcome to the Brazil page of the research wiki! FamilySearch Wiki is a community website dedicated to helping people throughout the world learn how to find their ancestors.Through the Brazil page you will learn how to find, use, and analyze records for Brazil of genealogical value. The content on this page provides helps and tips for beginner, intermediate, and expert researchers alike. Here you will find helpful research tools and research guidance to aid you in your search for&nbsp;your ancestors. The Brazil page is a work in progress, your contributions and feedback are essential!
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<h3>Brazil Research Tools</h3>
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1307206745123_187" />Brazil is the largest country by both land area and population on the continent of South America. Also more people speak Portuguese in Brazil by far than speak that language in any other country, including [[Portugal|Portugal]].&nbsp;Discovered by the Portuguese explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral in April 21st, 1500 was&nbsp;populated by immigrants in the 1600s and 1700s&nbsp;becaming home to many, including immigrants from [[Italy]] and [[Germany]] who primarily settled in the south of the country.<br>  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Brazil research.
 
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*[[Brazil_Record_Selection_Table|Brazil Record Finder]]
For help getting started with Brazilian research see [[Brazilian Research: Getting Started|Getting Started.]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf BYU Research Outline for Brazil]<br>
 
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*[http://www.cbg.org.br/index.php Colégio Brasileiro de Genealogia]
''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American research]&nbsp;and&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 "Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records"]''
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 Reading Portuguese Handwritten Records"]
 
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*[[Brazil_Websites|Brazil Websites]]
== Jurisdictions, States  ==
 
 
 
Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and&nbsp;a federal district (Distrito Federal), which comprises the capital city of Brazilia. Many records are kept at the state and local level and may include&nbsp;civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few.
 
 
 
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{{Click|File:BrazilORBEnglish.png|Brazil Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
States are also divided into counties, and the cities and towns 'municipios' are in the counties, it is possible that a city, especially the larger ones such as Recife and São Paulo , may have a number of counties in them since a state like São Paulo can have over 200 counties.
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==Brazil Clickable Map==
 
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Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and&nbsp;a federal district (Distrito Federal), which comprises the capital city of Brasilia.  
== Research Tools<br>  ==
 
 
 
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/c/cf/Brazil_Research_Outline.pdf Brazil Research Outline]
 
*Research Guide: [http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Brazil.pdf BYU Research Outline for Brazil]<br>
 
*[[Brazil Websites|Websites]]
 
*''See the tutorials in FamilySearch.org pertaining to [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Latin%20America%22 Latin American research]&nbsp;and [https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=*&fq=place%3A%22Portugal%22 "Reading Portuguese handwritten Records"]''
 
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927159 records collections for Brazil] available on FamilySearch.org
 
 
 
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*[[Brazil Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Brazil Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]]
 
*[[Brazil, São Paulo, São Paulo Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Brazil, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
 
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Many of Brazil's records are kept at the state and local level and may include&nbsp;civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few. States are also divided into counties, and the cities and towns 'municipios' are in the counties, it is possible that a city, especially the larger ones such as Recife and São Paulo , may have a number of counties in them since a state like São Paulo can have over 200 counties.
Today's featured article is: '''[[Brazil Census]]'''
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*[[Acre, Brazil Genealogy|Acre]]
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*[[Alagoas, Brazil Genealogy|Alagoas]]
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927159?region=Brazil FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]
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*[[Brazil Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Brazil Biography|Biography]]
 
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*[[Brazil Church History|Church History]]
 
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*[[Brazil Civil Registration- Vital Records|Brazil Civil Registration]]
 
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*[[Brazil Emigration/Immigration|Emigration/Immigration]]
 
*[[Brazil Encyclopedias and Dictionaries|Encyclopedias and Dictionaries]]
 
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*[[Brazil Societies|Societies]]
 
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The FamilySearch moderator for Brazil is Giuseppe Martinengo
Guide to Brazil ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Country Information

Brazil is a country in South America bordered by French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. It was formerly a colony of Portugal. The official language is Portuguese.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Brazil Research

Links to articles on getting started with Brazil research.


Brazil Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Brazil research.

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Brazil Clickable Map

Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and a federal district (Distrito Federal), which comprises the capital city of Brasilia.

AcreAlagoasAmapaAmazonasBahiaCearaDistrito FederalEspirito SantoGoiasMaranhaoMato GrossoMato Grosso do SulMinas GeraisParaParaibaParanaPernambucoPiauiRio de JaneiroRio Grande do NorteRio Grande do SulRondoniaRoraimaSanta CatarinaSao PauloSergipeTocantinsBrazil regions color map.PNG
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States

Many of Brazil's records are kept at the state and local level and may include civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few. States are also divided into counties, and the cities and towns 'municipios' are in the counties, it is possible that a city, especially the larger ones such as Recife and São Paulo , may have a number of counties in them since a state like São Paulo can have over 200 counties.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Brazil," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil, accessed 24 March 2016.


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