Finding Your Ancestors' Town in Brazil Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality. Civil registration (government birth, marriage, and death records) and church records (christenings/baptisms, marriages, and burials) were kept at the local level. To search these records, you must know the town where your ancestors lived.What are the public records in Brazil?
Brazil is a republic comprised of 26 states and a federal district (Distrito Federal), which comprises the capital city of Brasilia. Many of Brazil's records are kept at the state and local level and may include civil registrations, censuses, inventories and wills, land records, notarial records, and military records to name a few.What is the official language of Brazil?
Brazil is a country in South America bordered by French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay. It was formerly a colony of Portugal. The official language is Portuguese. Links to articles on getting started with Brazil research.Where can I find the ornithological Gazetteer of Brazil?
1991 Ornithological Gazetteer of Brazil, A-L (mis-labeled A-M), also at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 1991 Ornithological Gazetteer of Brazil, M-Z, also at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Genealogical records are organized by geographical locality.