South and Central America

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Last Updated: 12 Feb 2022



  • Slave Societies Digital Archive – “The Slave Societies Digital Archive…preserves endangered ecclesiastical and secular documents related to Africans and African-descended peoples in slave societies. SSDA holdings include more than 700,000 digital images drawn close to 2,000 unique volumes dating from the sixteenth through twentieth centuries that document the lives of an estimated four to six million individuals. This collection contains the most extensive serial records for the history of Africans in the Atlantic World, and also includes valuable information about the indigenous, European, and Asian populations who lived alongside them.”
  • Arquivo Publico Do Estado De São Paulo – “The Public Archive of the State of São Paulo (APESP) makes available in its Digital Repository documents, albums, photographs, periodicals, books, newspapers, magazines, and maps, among others.”
    • Documentos Pessoais (Personal documents) – “Baptism, birth and marriage certificates, booklets, photos, passports, and original tickets, among other documents that trace the history of immigrant families, are located in document sets from the most diverse origins.”
  • Projeto imigrantes (The Immigrants Project): Descubra seus Antepassados – “Currently, the database of the Immigrants Project has more than 2.8 million names of immigrants, coming since 1737, through the ports of Rio Grande do Sul to Espirito Santo.”
  • Cuban Genealogy Center – “CubaGenWeb is an on-line bi-lingual depository of resources and data dedicated to Cuban Genealogy. It is intended to facilitate the search for your Cuban roots by providing as much information as possible to get you started in your research and help fill in some of the missing blanks.”