During Fort Wayne Ancestry Day's Ask the Experts Panel, we received so many questions that we were unable to answer them all during the event. The following are questions asked and The Genealogy Center staff's responses.
My husband has Cuban roots but only knows that his father was born in Havana. Is there a way to trace him? How do you research Guatemala info in last 50 years?
Information on how to conduct searches in both Cuba and Guatemala can be found on the FamilySearch Wiki. FamilySearch also has several records for Guatemala available online. Scroll down the page to Guatemala. More information on searching for Cuban roots can also be found at CubaGenWeb.
My grandfather died in Sao Benardo San Paulo Brazil around 1951 or 1952. How can I locate his death record? He was born in Lodrone, Italy, immigrated to the US in 1902, went back to Italy around 1920 and then at some point went to South America. Record in Italy says they learned of his death in 1952 but there is no documentation. And I don’t speak Portuguese!
FamilySearch is a good place to begin your search. They have Brazilian records relating to Deaths, Catholic Church Records, and Burial Records that might help. On the FamilySearch page, scroll down to Brazil to begin your search. The FamilySearch Wiki has great information on how to obtain death records from Brazil. When searching records, if you can transcribe the alpha letters, Babelfish is a great site for translations.