Brazil Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Brazil Deaths, 1750-1890
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|Flag of the Federative Republic of Brazil|
|Title in the Language:||Mortes Brasil|
What is in This Collection?
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?
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.
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|
|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|
How Do I Search This Collection?
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 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
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
- 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?
- 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
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.