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There is a Brazil Genealogy page at FamilySearch that leads to a Brazil Emigration and Immigration page that mentions Italy: From 1808 to 1940 immigrants came to Brazil from over 50 nations all over the world; most were from Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Russia, France, Spain, Turkey, the British Isles, and other South ...


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Start by talking to every old person in your family. Write down everything they know. And talk to anyone who knew your grandparents. Pick a genealogy package and enter your family, and as much back history as you can. Record sources for everything you can, even if its just "Aunt Maria said grand-dad was born on May 15th". Then look at the https://...


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Family Search has a very good database of documents. But be aware that different regions have different states of completion. For example, the state of Paraná seems to have plenty of indexed death records. But not many marriage and birth records. The state of Santa Catarina has plenty of indexed marriage records and birth records. Apart from that, try the ...


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This source is also from FamilySearch, but not yet listed - it is not specifically related to Italian sources but have surprising results, at least for me, when also looking for brazilian immigration online sources. You may very well find your italian relatives immigration records there. It list a big collection of records categorized by place, date and ...


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The obvious record you need to get to begin with is the marriage of Sylvia and Luigi in Brasil. There may be two possible sources - church records and civil records. Where and how to find them depends on the exact location and time. Some records are available at www.familysearch.org but a great number of them are not name indexed - this means that even if ...


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This is not a conclusive answer per se, but might aid as a lead to further investigate your German heritage. There is a (commercial) German website called Archion.de, also available in English, see link. There you can search for places like #Ballenstedt (not the # in front!). However, there are at the moment (in 2020) about half of the German church books ...


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There was a Jewish community in Ballenstedt and it seems that it was shrinking over time. They had a synagoge build in 1791 and today there still is a Jewish cemetery there (but only 15 gravestones left). A quick overview over the history of the Jewish community in that town gives this page (German). I'm not an expert on Jewish records. GenWiki (German) ...


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Obtaining these records from abroad will be very difficult as you have to personally sign some papers (or ask an attorney to sign it in your behalf). I recommend you to look for a lawyer's office on the city/region/state where the records you're requiring were emitted.


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Using www.familysearch.org, I found (was the only thing I found) this microfilm. The film (1808-1922) description states: Records of immigrants entering and leaving the port of Rio de Janeiro; includes records of persons entering and leaving the immigrant hostelry in Rio de Janeiro. Many of the record books include lists of passengers and lists of ...


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I could not locate one specific Mahmoud Chahine, but honestly did not go over all records. If you did not give a try yet at FamilySearch, do it, there are several records for Chahine from Lebanon arriving at Sao Paulo. I tried specifying parents name using the data you provide but again was not successful. I would not rely in filtering by parents in an ...


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