Genealogy Day!

April 16, 2016

Family Search Library at the Mormon Church
2745 Eastern Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

Beginning Genealogy

Where to start? Find your oldest relative. Ask for names, dates, locations and ports of entry.

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If you do not know the island or freguesia, start your search in the United States. Use U.S. Census Records.

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Look for birth and death certificates, naturalization or citizenship papers. Check old letters and have them translated in necessary


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Once you have the island and the freguisia you can continue your search.

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You can search using free search engines such as Google or Bing. Another free each is Paid searches include and

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Portuguese and Azorean web resources include:

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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:

Doug Holmes presenting.










Board member Gui setting up cultural displays from the island of Madeira and the Azores islands









Cultural displays
Cultural displays












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

Admission: FREE

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 or 530-662-8246 or to Doug Holmes at 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!

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