Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829 - 2012
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|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
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|Location of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Title in the Language:||Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Registro Civil|
|Corregedor Geral da Justicia da Paraná, Curitiba|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues
- 7 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes civil records of births, marriages, and deaths with corresponding indexes created by various civil registration offices in the state of Rio de Janeiro from 1829 to 2012. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Earlier records are completely handwritten. Later records are handwritten on pre-typed forms. Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.
Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.
Reading These Records
To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829 - 2012.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
For additional details about these records and help using them see Brazil Civil Registration - FamilySearch Historical Records.
See Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration Coverage Table for a list of records available from each municipality and civil registration office included in this collection.
How Do I Search This Collection?
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 IndexSearch by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
- Select Municipio (Municipality)
- Select Civil Registration Office
- Select Record Type and Years to view the images.
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.|
How Do I Analyze the Results?
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?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- 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?
- A boundary change could have occurred and the record of you ancestor is now in a neighboring area. Search the records and indexes of neighboring cities, provinces, and regions
- Brazil Church Records are also a good substitute when civil records of births, marriages, and deaths cannot be found or are unavailable
- 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
New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Brazil.
Citing This Collection
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
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.