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


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

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

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, an exact duplicate of another image, or unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an exampleNo Extractable Data Image

Given Names

Given Names

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

Do not include titles or terms with the given names, such as Sr or Sra. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If a given name was abbreviated, type the name as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation.

If the given name 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 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 contains 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.

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

When the date was recorded all in numerals, it was written as day-month-year.

Type the first three letters of the month (in Portuguese): Jan, Fev, Mar, etc.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

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

When the date was recorded all in numerals, it was written as day-month-year. Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

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 the four-digit-year. If there is no year or if only a two-digit number was recorded, it may be possible to determine the year from other data on the record. If the full date cannot be determined, type what was written on the record.

Do not include descriptive words, such as: about or abt.

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 contains a variation of 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. 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 given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the father’s given names such as: Sr. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were 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: 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.

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

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, 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: Bagnasco

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. 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 given names.

Do not include titles or terms with the mother's given names such as: Sra. Do not expand abbreviations. Type what you see in the document.

If the given names were 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: 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.

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

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, 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: 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