Nearly a million indexed records and images in the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965, collection are among newly-posted data in FamilySearch’s ever-growing free digital archive. The cards were issued by Brazilian consulates around the world and presented upon arrival in Brazil by visitors and immigrants. They contain the immigrant’s name, where he or she came from, the date and place of birth, and the parents’ names.
This is a pretty significant time period for Brazilian immigration. Brazil’s population was about 17.4 million in 1900–and it nearly doubled in the following two decades. By 1940, Brazil housed over 41 million people, and by 1960, over 70 million.
Most immigrants to Brazil since slavery was abolished in 1888 came from Italy, most significantly the areas of Vêneto, Campânia, Calabria, and Lombárdia. Germany and Japan sent their share of immigrants, too.
That’s not all that’s new on FamilySearch, though. Check out these other indexed and imaged records:
|Collection||Indexed Records||Digital Images||Comments|
|Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965||334,188||615,026||Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.|
|Canada Census, 1911||1,227,603||0||New indexed record collection.|
|Canada, Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1989||96,228||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671–1900||14,673||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895–1980||0||40,475||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Kebumen, Naturalization Records, 1951–2013||0||14,330||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Wonogiri District Court Records, 1925–2013||0||137,465||Added images to an existing collection.|
|Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1924–1939||0||97,505||Added images to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959||468,724||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|U.S., Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820–1945||51,232||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|U.S., North Carolina, Wilmington and Morehead City Passenger and Crew Lists, 1908–1958||88,345||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
|United States Public Records Index||132,330,416||0||Added indexed records to an existing collection.|
Here’s this week’s roundup of new genealogy records online. Highlights: Canadian marriages, German emigrants, Philippines civil registrations, Russian and Ukrainian church records and Michigan marriages.
CANADA – MARRIAGES. A new collection of district marriage register images for Ontario, Canada (1801-1858) is now free to browse at FamilySearch.org. Most entries are for the 1830s-1850s.
GERMANY – EMIGRANTS. The (former) Grand Duchy of Oldenburg Emigrants database just passed the 100.000 person mark. According to a note from the site host, “The database contains beside the emigrant itself also the family members we could trace in Germany or the Country to which he migrated.” Learn more at this blog post from the Oldenburgische Gesellschaft für Familienkunde. Click here to hear online German records expert Jim Beidler talk about new German records online.
PHILIPPINES – CIVIL REGISTRATIONS. FamilySearch.org has added 1.7 million+ browsable records to an existing collection of Philippines national civil registration records (1945-1984). These are described as “marriage and death certificates from various localities,” excluding Manila, for which there is a separate database.
RUSSIA – CHURCH. Nearly half a million browsable records have been added to a free FamilySearch.org collection of church books for Tatarstan, Russia (1721-1939). These are described as “images of births and baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials performed by priests of the Russian Orthodox Church in the republic of Tatarstan.” More records are being added as they are available.
UKRAINE – CHURCH. Another 205,000 browsable records have been added to a free FamilySearch.org collection of church book duplicates for Kyiv, Ukraine (1734-1920).
U.S. – MICHIGAN – MARRIAGES. FamilySearch.org has added more than 60,000 indexed names to its collection of Michigan county marriage records (1820-1940) and another 2000+ names to its collection of Michigan church marriage records (1865-1931).
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