Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014
This article describes a collection of records at
Piauí, Brazil
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Location of Piauí, Brazil
Record Description
Record Type: Civil
Collection years: 1875-2014
Languages: Portuguese
Title in the Language: Brasil, Pernambuco, Registro Civil
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Piauí State Archives, Teresina

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

This collection includes digital images of civil registrations of birth, marriage, and death from civil registry offices (cartórios) in the Piauí State, Brazil from 1875-2014.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

For help reading these records see the 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, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Name of parish
  • Name of person making the registration
  • Date and place of birth
  • Child’s name
  • Parents’ names
  • Parental grandparents’ names
  • Maternal grandparents’ names
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Declaring witnesses’ names
  • Groom’s parents’ names
  • Groom’s birth date and place of birth
  • Groom’s profession or occupation
  • Bride's parents’ names
  • Bride's birth date and place of birth
  • Bride's profession or occupation

Death Records

  • Date and place of registration
  • Name of person making the registration
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents’ names
  • Burial place

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

For details about the history of these records and help using them see the wiki article: Brazil Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records.

Sample Images[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 Browse Page

  1. Select Municipality
  2. Select Civil Registration Office
  3. 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
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names
  • The birth and/or age may also help you find the family in the Brazil Census
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual

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

  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
  • Brazil Emigration and Immigration may be useful if your ancestors immigrated to or from another country

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

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:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.