Brasil, São Paulo—Cartões de Imigração, 1902–1980 [Parte B]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image contains information related to this project, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of a previous image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the image does not contain information related to this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image

Given Names

Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as infant, Sr, or Mrs, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an examplePaschoalina

Surname

Surname

Immigration cards include names from many cultures, some of which use multiple surnames. Portuguese names may also include more than one surname. The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

Type the most complete version of the surnames.  Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not include titles or terms with the surname, such as Sr. or Sra. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index the name in the Given Names field.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleGiuliatti Bagnara

Nationality

Nationality

Type the nationality just as it appears on the record and do not expand abbreviations. Use the lookup list for assistance.

If the nationality was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an examplePortuguesa

Place of Birth

Place of Birth

Type the place of birth just as it appears on the record and do not expand abbreviations. Use the lookup list for assistance by pressing Ctrl+F.

Usually only a city name was recorded for the place of birth. When a separate field for it does not exist, it is often found in the "Nacionalidade" field and is written in parentheses next to the nationality. For example, in Italian (Natural de Carpaneto), only Carpeneto would be indexed as the birth place

Do not use commas or other punctuation marks to separate multiple levels of localities.

If the place of birth was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word “unknown,” press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleSantulhao

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month in which the birth took place: JanFevMar, etc.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was sometimes included in birth records.

If the month was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an exampleMai

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day on which the birth took place.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was sometimes included in birth records.

If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 27

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year in which the birth took place.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was sometimes recorded in birth records.

If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank

Click here to see an example: 1915

Marital Status

Marital Status

Select the marital status from the drop-down list.

If the marital status was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: C

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Nazareno

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

Immigration cards include names from many cultures, some of which use multiple surnames. Portuguese names may also include more than one surname. The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Mr, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank

Click here to see an example: Bagnasco

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Nazaerena

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

Immigration cards include names from many cultures, some of which use multiple surnames. Portuguese names may also include more than one surname. The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Watch the names carefully, and be sure to type the names into the correct fields on the indexing screen.

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the given names field.

Maiden surnames are considered as surnames and should be typed in the surname field before the married surname.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Mrs or Ms, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Luigia

Registration Number

Registration Number

This number is usually found in a field labeled "R. Geral No.," "Registro Geral No.," "R. G.," or "Carteira de identidade no."

It usually consists of at least six digits and contains periods separating numbers. It should be keyed exactly as it appears on the record without the punctuation. 

If the registration number was not recorded, was written as a variation of the word “unknown,” or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 354897

Document or ID Number

Document or ID Number

This number is usually found in a field labeled "Registro No." or "Carteira No.," (not to be confused with "Carteiro de identidade no”).

It usually consists of at least six digits and contains periods separating numbers. It should be keyed exactly as it appears on the record without the punctuation. 

If the registration number was not recorded, was written as a variation of the word “unknown,” or cannot be determined from the previous image, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example185752

Year of Issue

Year of Issue

The year is usually found in the field labeled "Carteira No." or "Registro No.," and follows the term, "exp. em..." If it cannot be located here, then it is sometimes found in the field labeled "Local." If it cannot be located in either of these places, look for a date near the bottom of the document.

Type the four-digit year in this field. If no year or only a two-digit number was recorded, try to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. Remember that all records in this project are from 1902 to 1980.

If no year of issue was recorded or the date was written as a variation of the word “unknown,” press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1957