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Brazil, Cemetery Records, 1850-2018
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Record Description
Record Type: Cemetery
Collection years: 1850-2021
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, Registros de Cemitérios, 1850-2018
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Various agencies in multiple municipalities


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection contains cemetery records from the cemeteries across Brazil. four municipal cemeteries in Belo Horizonte: Bonfim, Consolação, Paz, and Saudade from 1897-2012. It also contains five municipal cemeteries in Brazil: Santa Helena, São João Batista, Santo Alberto, São Francisco, and Nossa Senhora Aparecida. Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Portuguese. For help reading these records see Portuguese Genealogical Word List and Brazil Language and Languages.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Brazil, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Cemetery Records, 1897-2012.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name, age, and gender of the deceased
  • Occupation
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Nationality
  • Children's names
  • Birthplace

  • Cause of death
  • Cemetery name (place of burial)
  • Date of burial
  • Plot location

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Collection Browse Page:
  1. Select State
  2. Select City
  3. Select Cemetery
  4. Select Record Type and Years to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?[edit | edit source]

  • Try searching by surname only
  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Brazil.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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