How can I find my great grandfather's birth certificate without knowing exactly where he was born?
Hello everyone, I found recentely my great grandfather's obtuary, and there was few details about his life. His name was Abel de Jesus and I found the names of his parents, but I couldn't find anything regarding them. My family says that he came from Portugal (Azores area), but I could find nothing!. Do you guys have an idea about what can I do now?
Hi Fernanda, your question is pretty narrow and specific. Without knowing where your g-grandfather was born makes finding a birth certificate very difficult to impossible. You would be better served by looking for civil registration records and church records. It appears that you are uncertain as to what country he may have been born, which makes it doubly difficult.
You also ask, what you can do now. To give an answer that's of value to you, could you give us a little more information. For example, what are you wanting to accomplish at this point; and, what information on your g-grandfather, that would help focus an answer, can you share.
There are some records that might give you a hint where your g-grandfather was born, such as Naturalization records; but, it's probably best to get a little more information first.
I look forward to hearing from you.2
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I'm sorry I just saw your answer today. His complete name was Abel de Jesus, his mother was Ermelinda Marques and his father Firmino de Jesus. He born around 1896 and the only thing I know for sure is that he emigrated before 1923, because my grandfather was born in that year. I found his death certificate, that says he was naturalized brazillian, but I couldn't find the naturalization record0
@FernandaCerqueira . I apologize for continuing to ask question instead of suggesting way to help you in your research; however, I am puzzled. Unfortunately, it's difficult to suggest anything without first knowing a little more. For example,
- Did your g-grandfather live in the United, or another country?
- If he was born in Portugal and his Death Certificate indicates that he was naturalized Brazilian, do you know when he lived in Brazil. (I'm assuming here that he became a naturalized Brazilian citizen, but i may have misunderstood your statement).
If you will answer these questions, I'll try to suggest some things to try.1
He lived in Brazil and was born in Portugal0