Do you have Portuguese ancestors?

+8 votes

If you have Portuguese ancestors then the Portugal Project might be just what you are looking for. Check out the free-space page for details, and if interested in joining please answer this post below. Please don't comment as it becomes difficult to track who we have responded to.


Susie :-)

WikiTree profile: Space:Portugal_Project
asked Jun 3 in Requests for Project Volunteers by Susie MacLeod G2G6 Pilot (119,530 points)
recategorized Jun 5 by Abby Glann

16 Answers

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Yes, I am the great grandson of Joseph (Estevez) Stevens and Mary (Amaral) Stevens. I have only been able to find out their parents, I don't know Portuguese so going further back is difficult.

answered 5 days ago by Ed Stevens G2G Rookie (260 points)
Welcome Ed. Researching Portuguese records can be difficult, but rewarding!
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I am the great great great grandson of Mary Vasconcellos and Domingus DeCastro, who came from Madeira Island during the mid-19th century diaspora to Illinois.

answered 5 days ago by John Faucett G2G Crew (500 points)
edited 5 days ago by John Faucett
Welcome John. Have you searched the Madeira archives yet?
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My great grandfather Emmanuel Rebair/Rebeirio came from Portugal and settled in Newcastle upon Tyne in approximately 1800
answered 5 days ago by Audrey Stenhouse. ( Purvis )
Hi Audrey! I hope that you can join us in showcasing Portuguese profiles.
Hi Mindy, here is my email address
+3 votes
Yes, grandparents paternaland maternal were born in the Azores.
answered 4 days ago by Joyce
Hi Joyce. Are you interested in joining the project? We'd love to have you!
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My grandfather's parents are from Maderia. The last name was Silva de Tareco and now shortened to Tareco. They settled in Lowell, Ma.
answered 4 days ago by Jim Tareco G2G6 Mach 2 (22,760 points)
Hi Jim, I see you have ancestors from Arco da Calheta. Large parish, good records :)
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My great grandfather Jose Zudthra Peter was born in Lisbon Portugal in 1839 & came to Australia in 1873.
answered 4 days ago by Carolyn Nitschke G2G Rookie (290 points)
Hi Carolyn, we'd love to have you on the team.
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Yes! All of my mother's great grandparents were born in the Azores or Madeira and were brought to Hawaii as slaves in the 1800's.
answered 4 days ago by Shanna Davies G2G Crew (390 points)
Hi Shanna,

We don't have matching dna, but I have ancestors from both the Azores and Madeira as well. We'd love to have you on the team!
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My parental grandparent were Joao (John) Silveira Luis (Lewis) of Fayal, Azores, Portugal and Barbara Dawn da Cost from Beira Grande, Braganca, Portugal. Both immigrated in the early 1900's to central California. DNA testing has helped me to unlock the parental side of my tree. 

answered 4 days ago by Barb Lewis-Evans
Hi Barb,

I see you weren't logged in when you answered this. Are you a WikiTree member that is interested in joining us? DNA has been an amazing help with finding cousins for all areas, including Portugal. It is exciting to find those connections!

You can PM me if you are interested or have further questions
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70% Iberian. Both Portuguese parents. Having difficult time tracing both grandparent lines. Genetically some Italian, Spanish etc. So I need help.
answered 4 days ago by Christine Assumpcao G2G Rookie (260 points)
Hi Christine, are you interested in volunteering so you're not in a Guest status? Joining the project may be just what you need to learn where to locate records.
I would certainly volunteer but I feel I need to learn so much. I am just getting started on the Geneology journey. How does volunteering help one learn how to locate records?

Hello again Christine,

You certainly don't have to volunteer to get help, there are many wonderful collaborators on WikiTree. I can tell you though what I have learned... not only are you privy to others searching the same area (this works, this doesn't right now, why not?), but you are also in direct contact with others that are skilled in locating records. In other words, not only can you learn via working on profiles that are not your own, you can pick up tips and resources that will help you with your own research. 

In your case, you are a guest. You don't have full editing privileges. You don't need to choose this project to volunteer for, but if it also helps you in the long run, why not?

I cannot begin to express how helpful fellow WikiTree-ers have been in my own searches. And - new cousins that I never knew I had :)

It has been a wondrous journey!

And btw - bookmark everything lol, or put it into a Notepad or Word document! You may see resources that you don't think you need, and later on discover that they are necessary.
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My Portuguese side, which is my paternal grandfather's side is traced back to 1681 from the island of Pico in the Azores.  My maternal grandfather's side is traced back to Sao Miguel, also in the Azores.
answered 4 days ago by Sharon Simson G2G Rookie (260 points)
Hi Sharon,  how exciting that you have traced that line so far back! I have been researching in Saint Michael also. It can be difficult but rewarding. We'd love to have you join the project!
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Yes on my paternal side. Azores, Terceira, Faial, Sao Miguel, and Pico so far.
answered 4 days ago by Donna Costa G2G Rookie (260 points)
Hi Donna,

We would love to add you to the project once you become a full member of WikiTree. If you are volunteering I can complete that process.
+2 votes
sign me up
answered 3 days ago by Dwight Petersen G2G6 (6,570 points)
We've already talked Dwight, but I'll say Welcome again. Looking forward to working with you. Best of luck on the move!
+2 votes
Yes. Please sign me up. My mothers entire family is from the Azore islands. Researching has proven to be very difficult. Thank you.
answered 2 days ago by A Gott G2G Rookie (270 points)
Hi A,

It looks like you are making good progress with your branches of the tree! I can tell that you find sources important, and have worked on developing your bios. Researching people from the Azores can be difficult, but rewarding! We'd love to have you on the team.
+2 votes
My great-grandfather, [[Parece-7|Antonio Jose Parece]] was born in 1869, in the Azores. I would liketo be able to find his parents. Several years ago, I had brief contact with someone who believed we were cousins. I’ll have to find those emails, and re-connect.
answered 1 day ago by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (148,680 points)
Hi Bob,

What a small world, I am researching people on Sao Miguel this week! We would love to add you to our team! I've sent you a PM. I hope that you can reconnect with that cousin.
+2 votes
I can't express how happy I am to see the interest in this project! It will nice to see Portugal represented strongly on WikiTree.

Thank you to everyone that has responded so far. If anyone else is interested, we'd love to have you as well!
answered 1 day ago by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (139,990 points)
This is REALLY encouraging! And thanks to you, Mindy, for making everyone feel so welcome in my absence. You are an absolute star!

Susie :-)
+1 vote
Yes, my mother, grandfather (her father) and before are from the Lisbon area.
answered 2 hours ago by Jen Lieberman G2G Rookie (230 points)

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