Do you have Portuguese ancestors?

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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.


Mindy Silva ~ Portugal Project Leader

WikiTree page: Portugal Project

asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (194k points)
edited by Mindy Silva

6 Answers

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Two grandparents from the Azores
answered by David Brodeur G2G2 (2.4k points)

Hi David, 

I see you have ancestors from São Miguel - so do I smiley  Many of mine are from the parish of Feteiras, which is also in the county Ponta Delgada. 

Are you interested in joining the project? If so, let me know and I can pm you more information. Looking forward to hearing from you!


The handwritten baptismal record for Manuel Curt-10 has been a gold mine. Thank you, Mindy!

But I can't figure out how to find such things on my own, as there does not seem to be any name index for efficient searching. Can you share how you go about finding such things, when the date and the parish are not usually obvious?

I'd be happy to join the Portugal Project.  I have decent reading knowledge of Portuguese, and have started to assemble records of my own Azorean ancestors.  PM me.

Sending a pm now, as well as some helpful research tips smiley

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Hi Mindy, am trying to research my tree back to the originating Portuguese ancestors. Slow going and have hit a dead end with my great grand parents. Would love to join the Portuguese Project.

Thanks very much.
answered by Fleur Butler G2G Crew (490 points)
Hello again Fleur. That Portuguese research can be challenging! I'll send you an email with the introductory information - welcome to the team!

Mindy ~ Portugal Project Leader
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Hi everybody

My maternal Grand-father (Marcellino PEREIRA-MARQUES) was born in Portugal. (Povoa de Varzim) and i have difficulty to get his birth certificate.

An other thing that i Know is the name of his father : Théodore PEREIRA-MARQUES and his wife Constança ROSA.

If somebody of you could help me it will be great
answered by Gilles Roszak G2G Crew (700 points)

Well hello again Gilles! So happy to see you here. I would love to help you find those records. Those Pavoa de Varzim are in beautiful condition, and easy to read smiley 

If you are interested in joining the Portugal project, you have my email now just let me know. Baptisms in that parish are available up to 1902. If you can tell me (via email) which year I can help locate that. Do you know around when his parents were married? We should be able to find that also - but it is a lot of records if we don't know the year. I don't see an index of that parish.

Mindy Silva ~ Portugal Project Leader

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Hi, I'm new to the site, but I would like to join the Project, focusing mainly in Norte region.
answered by Filipe Barroso G2G Crew (570 points)
Hi Filipe,

We would love to have you in the project! I'll send you a private message with more information. If you would like to join and help us improve Portuguese profiles just respond to my email.

Mindy ~ Portugal Project Leader
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My great great grandmother Mary Avela was born in the Azores in 1885 and came to California in 1902. I have basically no other information on her, other than family lore is that her husband Thomas Silas is first-generation Portuguese American, born to Portuguese immigrants. (Not sure if also from the Azores -- born 1877 in Sonoma County.)

I'd love to join the project to learn about the available resources and help connect folks with their Portuguese roots, with a special focus on the Azores and Northern California.

answered by T Hall G2G Crew (360 points)

Hi T, 

We'd love to have you in the project! I'll send you a pm with a little more information. Welcome to the team smiley

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I'm moving Maria Oliveira's comment here to the current thread. I believe she is Bob's cousin. Welcome Maria!

Hi all. 

I am new here and I am trying to join the Portugal Project.(wink) 


I am posting a link (don't if its allowed) 

Antonio Jose Parece on

 Maria Oliveira

answered by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (194k points)

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