Click on the links below to see examples of common records I have found on my ancestors. I would like to say that they are typical records, but I don't think that there is any such thing. Some records are in better shape than these -- some are a LOT worse! What is typical, though, is the type of information that is included. There again, there are variations; but most records will include the information you will see here. Obviously, what makes these records even more difficult to read, is that they are written in Portuguese. So, I was forced to learn at least enough of the language to make it possible for me to translate the records I find. I consider that an added benefit to this wonderful hobby!