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Brazil Deaths, 1750-1890
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Record Description
Record Type: Deaths
Collection years: 1750-1890
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Title in the Language: Mortes Brasil
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This Collection will include records from 1750 to 1890 for the country of Brazil. The earliest vital records in Brazil were made by the churches. The vast majority of Brazilians were Catholic and the local parish kept records. In 1860's the civil government began keeping vital records. A law was passed in 1850 requiring registration of 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, please see the coverage table below to find which areas of the country are in this collection and the time periods.

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

In Brazil there two major types of cemetery records. First information recorded on gravestones. And second information recorded in cemetery sextons, municipal cemetery records, church year records, grave books and plot books. Civil cemetery records generally begin after 1840.

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

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
Alagoas 11,685 21,234 0
Amazonas 3 1 0
Bahia 7,501 0 0
Brazil 137,736 202,199 26,849
Ceara 1 0 0
Espirito Santo 1 0 0
Maranhão 1,212 0 8,573
Mato Grosso 1 0 0
Minas Gerais 73,959 86,615 1
Pará 2 0 0
Paraíba 12,468 48,304 0
Parana 23,628 4,373 0
Pernambuco 4 23 0
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
Santa Catarina 26,829 18,218 0
Sao Paulo 73,141 33,284 5,014
Sergipe 8 0 0
Total 519,846 474,988 43,730

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

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your relative's first name, or some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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

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

  • Use the information found in the death index to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery records
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records
  • Use the information to find additional family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records

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:
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