Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Brasil, São Paulo, Cartões de Imigração

Record Description

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading these records, look at Portuguese Genealogical Word List.

This collection will include records from 1902-1980.

The collection contains immigration cards issued by Brazilian consulates around the world and presented at the port of entry by foreigners visiting or immigrating to Brazil. These records are housed at the Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo. Additional images will be published as they become available.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

“Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Records may contain the following information:

  • Name of immigrant
  • Date and place of immigration
  • Nationality

Some records may also contain:

  • Family members (including parents)
  • Birth information

How to Use the Record

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To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
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  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Portuguese. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Portuguese Genealogical Word List
Brazil Language and Languages

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch ( 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.