Tuesday, September 9, 2014

6,717 Born in Greece - Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965



The FamilySearch.org website offers FREE access to their database BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO, IMMIGRATION CARDS, 1900-1965.  There are 7,206 people in the database who have listed Greece as their place of birth.


Record Description

This collection contains immigration cards issued by Brazilian consulates around the world. These cards were then presented at the port of entry by foreigners visiting or immigrating to Brazil through the port of Rio de Janeiro from 1900-1965.
The records are in Portuguese.

Record Content

The information came directly from the immigrant or a traveling companion, usually a family member. Realize that incorrect information was sometimes given, and mistakes were occasionally made in recording the information.
Immigration cards may include the following information:
  • Complete name of immigrant
  • Date of immigration
  • Date and place of birth
  • Permanent of temporary stay
  • Nationality
  • Marital status
  • Parents’ names
  • Profession or occupation
  • Place of residence in country of origin
  • Names, ages and gender of children traveling under 18 years of age
  • Passport number with its date and place of issuance
  • Signature of the immigrant