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.|