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Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil
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Location of Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil
Record Description
Record Type: Cemetery
Collection years: 1924-2014
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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]

Brasil, São Paulo, Osasco, Registros de Cemitérios, 1924-2014

Record Description[edit | edit source]

This collection includes records from the municipal cemeteries of Bela Vista, Santo Antônio and Parque dos Girassóis in Osasco. The records span from 1924 to 2014. Municipal cemeteries are those that are run by a separate corporation instead of a particular church. This is important because it means that a person did not have to be a member of a specific church in order to be buried at that site. However, clues to a person’s religious preference may still be found at their gravesite.

There are two major types of cemetery records in Brazil. Once is transcripts of information recorded on gravestones. The other is information recorded in cemetery sextons’ records or municipal cemetery records. This collection deals with the latter.

These records are in Portuguese. For translation help, see the For Help Reading these Records section of this article.

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Record Content[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records may contain the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Family relationships

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

This section includes tips and information on how to search the collection. As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence or place of death, estimated death year and family relationships.

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the "Cemitério (Cemetery Name)" category
⇒Select the “Tipo de registro e volume (Record Type and Volume)" category which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

For Help Reading these Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in Portuguese. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age and date of death to calculate a birth date
  • Use the burial location as a clue to residency information
  • Make sure to check the record for family member information and use those names to further your search
  • Use the death information to search newspapers and other publications around Osasco; you may be able to find an obituary

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • Be aware that the informant or recorder may have written down the wrong information
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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Don't overlook FHL Place Brazil, São Paulo, Osasco items or FHL Keyword Brazil, São Paulo, Osasco items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Brazil Archives and Libraries.

Citations for this Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.