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How to find Birth, Marriage, Death and Other Interesting information within the pages of Portuguese-American newspapers

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This page provides information on finding death information.

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)