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Portuguese-American Genealogy

A guide on some resources for those interested in Portuguese-American genealogy.

Death Information

Much like births and marriages, there is no consistent pattern to be had with obituary notices published in Portuguese language newspapers.  The language used to describe the event is varied, as is the information actually provided within the announcement. 

The following are some keywords that should be used when searching:

  • mortuario, obituario, falecimento (died/death)
  • funeral, sepultou-se (was buried)

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