April 16, 2016
Family Search Library at the Mormon Church
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
Where to start? Find your oldest relative. Ask for names, dates, locations and ports of entry.
If you do not know the island or freguesia, start your search in the United States. Use U.S. Census Records.
Look for birth and death certificates, naturalization or citizenship papers. Check old letters and have them translated in necessary
Once you have the island and the freguisia you can continue your search.
You can search using free search engines such as Google or Bing. Another free each is www.familysearch.org Paid searches include www.ancestry.com and www.archives.com
Portuguese and Azorean web resources include:
Genealogy Day – Saturday, February 7th, 2015 – Sacramento
The Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society of Sacramento (PHCS) is excited to announce a genealogy event for anyone interested in Portuguese genealogy.
Photos from the event:
Location: North Natomas Library
4660 Via Ingoglia
Sacramento, CA 95835
near Inderkrum High School off of Del Paso Blvd
Speakers: Mary Ann Marshall – PHCS president
Doug da Rocha Holmes – PHCS board member & professional genealogist
Donations to PHCS will be gratefully accepted and will be used to further our mission of retaining the history and culture of the Portuguese people in the greater Sacramento Area.
The day will include a presentation on beginning genealogy by Mary Ann Marshall and a presentation on advanced/DNA genealogy by Doug Holmes. We will have questions and answer time following each presentation. Wi-Fi is available, so please bring whatever device you would like in order to connect to the internet. Light refreshments will be available.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-662-8246 or to Doug Holmes at email@example.com. Be sure to list Genealogy day in the subject line for the emails. You may also contact us through Azores Genealogy on Facebook.
We look forward to meeting you at our Portuguese Genealogy Day!