Brazil Record Selection Table
The table below can help you decide which records to search.
Step 1. In column 1 select a research goal. Choose an ancestor you would like to know more about. What new information would you like to learn about that person?
Step 2. In column 2 find the types of records most likely to have the information you need.
- > Read the FamilySearch Wiki articles about those types of records. They explain what the records might tell you, how to search them, and how to find them in the Family History Library Catalog. Some records are not at the library.
Step 3. In column 3 find additional record types that may be useful.
- > Records of previous research (such as Genealogy, Biography, History, Periodicals, and Societies) are useful for most goals but are not listed unless they are especially helpful.
|1. If You Need||2. Look First In||3. Then Search|
|Ages||Civil Registration, Church Records||Census, Emigration and Immigration|
|Birth dates||Civil Registration, Church Records||Emigration and Immigration|
|Cities or parishes of foreign birth||Civil Registration, Church Records||Emigration and Immigration, Schools, Military Records|
|Customs||Social Life and Customs||History, Minorities|
|Deaths||Civil Registration, Church Records||Cemeteries, Newspapers|
|Ethnicity||Civil Registration, Church Records||Emigration and Immigration, Societies|
|Historical backgrounds||History||Gazetteers, Periodicals|
|Immigration dates||Emigration and Immigration||Census, Biography, Naturalization and Citizenship|
|Living relatives||Directories||Newspapers, Biography, Court Records|
|Maiden names||Civil Registration, Church Records||Cemeteries, Military Records|
|Marriages||Civil Registration, Church Records||Census|
|Municipal origins and boundaries||Gazetteer, Maps||History|
|Occupations||Civil Registration, Church Records||Census, Directories|
|Parents, children, and other family members||Civil Registration, Church Records||Emigration and Immigration, Census, Probate, Genealogy|
|Physical descriptions||Emigration and Immigration||Military Records|
|Place-finding aids||Gazetteers||Maps, History|
|Places of residence||Civil Registration, Church Records||Census, Biography|
|Previous research||Genealogy||Periodicals, Biography, Societies, Nobility|
|Social activities||Social Life and Customs||
Biography, History, Genealogy