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  • Deb K.: FERNANDES, NUNES, PEREIRA, GONÇALVES; plus Ferreira/Smith, DeFreitas, DeFrates/Day
  • Kevin N. : DA ENCARNACAO, BARBEITO, DE JESUS, NUNES, DE CANHA, DA SILVA/DE ABREU/FERREIRA
  • Nancy M. : DEFRATES/DAY (DE FREITAS), NUNES
  • Tian U. : DEFRAITES (DE FREITAS)- Trinidad
  • JA S. : DE SOUSA, Vieira, Fernandes, Nunes
  • JA S. : MARQUES, DA MATA, Gouveia, Nobrega, DeFreitas, Baptist, Souza, Vieira, Fernandes
  • Ross. : FERNANDES, DAY, DIAS, VIEIRA, SYLVESTER/CELVESTIAN
  • Bob H.: FERNANDES, RODRIGUES, NUNES, DEFREITAS, Souza, Day, Smith, Baptist, Vieira
  • Alyce: DeFRATIES, RODRIGUES, GOMES
  • Kim : FERNANDES, Baia, Nunes, Ferreira
  • Katy L.: FERNANDES, GOMES, Baptista, Ferreira, Lomline/Lomelino, Vieira, Rodrigues, Martin/Martines
  • Rindy : DeFRATES/DAY, FERREIRA, RODRIGUES, DEIS, Fernandes
  • Jo-Anne : VIEIRA, SABINO, VASCONCELLOS, DE SOUZA, DE FREITAS, FERREIRA - Trinidad
  • Patricia : PIRES/Pine
  • King : DEFRATES (DE FREITAS), QUINTAL, Fernandes
  • Dean : de FREITAS
  • Bill A. : NUNES, ANDRADE/ANDRE, Fernandes, Baptista
  • Bob B. : QUINTAL, VIEIRA, Vasconcellos, De Frates/Freitas
  • Connie : GONSALVES (GONÇALVES)
  • David H. : RUFINO, FERNANDES, PIRES, VILLANUEVA - Trinidad
  • Eddie P. : FERNANDES, FERREIRA, GOMES
  • Leah D. : D'ANDRADE, MENDES, VIERRA, FRANCO - Trinidad
  • Ekim : CORREA, DE NÓBREGA
  • Nancy H. : FIGUEIRA
  • Larry S. : DAY (de Freitas), JACINTO, HENRIQUE, VIEIRA
  • Martin : OLLIVIERRA, CORREIRA (CORREA), ROMEO, DA MENDANCA, DA COSTA, PEREIRA, DA SILVA - Trinidad
  • Caryn D.: FERREIRA/Smith, GOUVEIA
  • Wayne Q.: QUINTAL, CORREIA (CORREA), SARDINHA, TEIXEIRA - Trinidad
  • Sandi H.: TERRA, CABRAL, FERNANDES(Z) (ALEIXO), MONIZ (MONICE/MENEZE/MENIZ/etc.) - Hawaii
  • Virginia P.: FERNANDES/GOMES
  • Joyce: FERREIRA LOMELINO, BAPTISTA, CORREA
  • Audrey: FRANCO, d'ANDRADE - Trinidad/Grenada
  • Jennifer R.: DeABREU, FERREIRA, GONÇALVES, CASTANHEIRO, FERNANDES - Guyana
  • Charles: de FREITAS, GOUVEIA, GONÇALVES
  • David L.: Rev António de MATTOS
  • Don H.: de SILVA, FERNANDES, de SHARA, PITTA
  • Linda: LOMELINO/SMITH, FRANKS(FRANCO)
  • Carrol: FERNANDES, GONÇALVES
  • Donald:GOUVEIA, CORREIRA (CORREA)
  • Elaine: DE SILVA
  • Donna: DEFRATES(de FREITAS), VASCONCELLOS
  • Michael: FERNANDES
  • Mary Ellen: NUNES DE VIVEIROS
  • Penny: SMITH/DE FREITAS, FERREIRA, GOUVEIA, FIGUERIA
  • Francisco: BAPTISTA (from Camacha)

  • PERES : PERES (Madeira>Chicago>Memphis>Dallas)
  • Bessie : LOMELINO
  • Bill R.: DeFRATES, REAGAN


Name: Jack F. Fortes
Date: Thu Jan 10 14:18:03 2002
Email: jfortes2001@aolcom
Surnames: Fortes, Francis M.

Migration Portugal to Brazil. Born Brazil 1807, in New York census 1850

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Name: Jay Jordon
Date: Sat Feb 2 09:36:37 2002
Email: jayathome@sympatico.ca
Surnames: DeFrance, D'Arcy, Gorsira

While I live in Canada, my mother's family is Guyanese. Like all West Indians we are of mixed heritage; however, my maternal grandparents' surnames are Portugese. I believe that many of my ancestors immigrated to Guyana from Madeira in the early 19th century. Pertinent names include the following: DeFrance and D'Arcy on my grandfather's side and Gorsira and DaSilva on my grandmother's side. How many Madeiran West Indians out there still eat garlic pork at Xmas? :)

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Name: Bianca Pitta
Date: Wed Feb 6 10:25:41 2002
Email: biancapitta@yahoo.com
Surnames: Pitta, Fernandes de Assoni, Nunes, Gomes Romao

Hi, I am looking for any and as much information as I can. I am doing a college project for my genetics class, plus I'd love to have the information for myself and to share with my family. As the Pitta Family I know that my relative Jose Amaro Pitta was born on the island Madeira. He married Maria Fernandes de Assoni who also was born on Madeira. They some how moved to Brazil then came on a ship to California. Had a son Manuel on the ship from Brazil to USA. After arriving in Claifornia they had 4 more children. 2 girls and 2 boys. Manuel is my great grandfather. As for Nunes I know I have a relative Manuel Nunes who moved from Portugal to Oahu, Hawaii in 1879. He had 2 wifes. Not sure where in Portugal he is from and really don't have a lot of information about him except that after living in Hawaii he invented the Ukelele and his son August helped him build Ukelele's. His son August was born in 1876 and died in 1938. He married Mary Gomes Romao who was born in 1870 and died March 1949. Her parents were Manuel Gomes Romao and Louise Nunes. Not sure where in Portugal they were from? Any information would be great Please Contact me. THANK YOU

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Name: Philip Rodrigues
Date: Thu Feb 21 19:27:36 2002
Email: philrod@sympatico.ca
Surnames: deAndrade, deJesus, Rodrigues, deFretas, deCaires, DaEncarnacao,

My Great Grand Mother was Guilhermina deJesus who was from the parish of SaoPedro Funchal Madeira. She had a son Jose born February 24,1875. She also had three other children girls, when she went to British Guiana sometime in the late 1800s. Her children went by the name Rodrigues. According to my aunts the children of Jose, there grandfather was Manoel Rodrigues. However he was not mentioned on Jose baptismal certficate. Guilhermina died in BG on December 12, 1938. I would dearly like to find out who Manoel Rodrigues was.

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Name: marilee d. wilson
Date: Fri Feb 22 16:47:10 2002
Email: mdcw1041@hotmail.com
Surnames: either D'Ancona or Ancona possibly Cardoza

they apparently left Portugal during spanish inquisition and either went to Italy or America its unclear as to where they went as my grandfathers paper work had no mother and father on it. They supposedly went to Illinois before they move to Poughkeepsie, new york and then to Troy, New York My grandfathers name was Daniel Ancona (Cody) cody was a name he took later on in years. Unfortunately this is all the information I have outside the fact he married a Johanna Traecy from Poughkeepsie, New York in the late 1800's

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Name: Winston M. Sardine
Date: Sun Mar 3 20:08:39 2002
Email: wssardine@kwic.com
Surnames: De Souza , Sardine , Veira

My great great grandfather was Jao Evangelista De Souza who was married to one Antonia De Souza from Madeira , Portugal. They must have lived there from about 1835 until coming to St. Vincent, West Indies, some time around 1853/54. Their first child born there was named Mathilda, born 15 March 1854 & died soon after. The eldest son was named Antonio Agostimbro De Souza, born November 20th, 1856. He apparently went back to Madeira when he was 8 years old and supposedly lived there until his death. There were four other children, Augusto, Mathilda, my great grandmother, who was married to John Sardine. If anyone has a lead to a De Souza family in Madeira or who has a connection to Antonio Agostimbro De Souza, please contact me at my e-mail address. Thank You .

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Name: M Harrison
Date: Thu Mar 7 14:12:47 2002
Email: harrisonfam@shaw.ca
Surnames: Marquez Marks

Frank Leo Marquez was born somewhere on Madeira in 1880. He married Virginia Marks, and eventually left to live in Sangre Grande, Trinidad, Brazil, and then finally in Quebec, Canada. He had two sons, Frank Dominic Marquez and Vernon Oswald Marquez, and one daughter, Muriel. The children were all born in Trinidad.

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Name: juvenal vieira barreto
Date: Tue Mar 19 11:45:08 2002
Email: cabaco@msn.com
Surnames: barreto

i was borned in Ponta Do Sol ,lombo das Adegas Lemes num lugar pequeno chamado Caboco

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Name: Idalia Schultz
Date: Fri Mar 22 20:44:28 2002
Email: foundingfather@ameritech.net
Surnames: Ferreira,Smith,Hilt,Sieh,Tompkins,Burton

I am helping my mother-in-law do some research. Her great-grandmother Lauria (could be Laura) Ferreira (B.1-9-1832) went to Jacksonville, Illinois from Madeira Island when she was 13 yrs. old, in 1845. According to oral family history her and her brother Manuel Ferreira were the only ones alive, the rest of the family had been murdered. Lauria was sent to American and Manuel stayed in Madeira. Laura received a letter from Manuel in 1861 from Port of Spain Trinidad. We do not know who Lauria married but she had a daugher named Marsha Hilt, she married A.H. Smith (Buda). They had two daughters Blanche Ilene (married a Sieh) and Bernice Lillian (married a Tompkins). Bernice had two daughters Lois (died Aug 1995) and Peggy. Blanche had a daughter named Katey Burton and there is also the name Tracey Burton, we do not know if she was Blanche's daughter or grand- daughter. Any information especially if anyone knows what happened to Manuel would be greatly appreciated. From what we know most of Lauria's family has passed away.

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Name: malcolm brunges
Date: Wed Mar 27 01:22:15 2002
Email: MBRUNGES@DFNOW.COM
Surnames: devore/deveryu/De Siva /Da Silva/Brunjes/Brunges/Boyer

rachel Devore was married to mr Da Silva etc.he was possibly killed with his young son in Cuba.mabe around 1786-7-8 his wife was rachel ?born possibly in the Netherlands.they lived in n.y.c.rachels second husband probly was a devore,De Veau etc.she was born 1762 where ? madien name ?her tomestone has rachel deveryu b-1762-1846 Centermoreland,Pa.Any thing would be a help.thanks.

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Name: John M. De Moura
Date: Thu Apr 11 11:24:24 2002
Email: demoura@uidaho.edu
Surnames: de Moura, Jardim

I am not sure that my paternal ancestor was Madeiran; and, he was the only "de Moura" of Portuguese origin among the Demeraristas of the former British Guiana. My mother's maiden surname was Jardim.

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Name: Jennie Durao
Date: Mon May 13 17:43:35 2002
Email: duraokids@hotmail.com
Surnames: Durao, Ferreria

I'm looking for the parents of Martinho Durao and Virginia Ferreria they are my husbands G- grandparents. both were born in lisbon Portugal and came to America in 1922. Martinho(Martin)Durao was born June 9 1896 in a Villiage of the same name. He died in June of 1976 in Manteca SanJoaquin County,California. My husbands grandfather is Joaquin(Jack)Marion Durao he married Altha Whitecotton in 1944 and had three children Jack Jr. Linda, and Larry. If anyone know of this family please let me know. Thank you, --------------------------------------------------

Name: Nancy Samuels
Date: Sat May 18 19:52:56 2002
Email: nansam22@bellsouth.net
Surnames: Rodrigues; DeSouza

The Rodrigues family came from Madeira via Trinidad. Joseph was a carpenter by trade, but he ran a grocery store in Springfield during the Civil War. His daughter, Charlotte Canada Rodrigues, worked as a seamstress for Abraham Lincoln for a summer before he went to Washington. She married Emanuel DeSouza. Joseph's sister was a Mrs. Mary Day of Jacksonville - any additional information would be greatly appreciated.

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Name: Richard Henriques
Date: Sun May 19 00:08:57 2002
Email: dubstars@pacbell.net
Surnames: Henriques

My great grandfather was Alexander Henriques born in Madeira as told to me by my grand mother. He arived in the U.S and met and married Mary Agusta Jaedine (born in Hawaii 1891). They had 3 children my grandfather being the middle child(Raymond Alexander Henriques) an older sister died young.Younger brother Don Henriques.My grand father was born in California 1914.He married Rose Marie Silva.He parents are from Sao Jorge, Manoel (manuel) Silva and Mary Silva (Cunha)b.1881. This is all I know so fair hoping to find out more. If you can help please feel free to e-mail me

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Name: Miguel Jarimba
Date: Fri May 24 14:54:58 2002
Email: jarimba_miguel@hotmail.com
Surnames: Jarimba

I`m looking for someone who knows anything about the family Jarimba spread all over the world. I`part of this family and I really want to gather some information about its history. I`d thank anyone who has that information to send it to my mail. Please write in Portugues or in English

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Name: Chuck Lamont
Date: Wed Jun 5 17:55:29 2002
Email: chuck@lamont.cc
Surnames: Fernandes; Nunes

I have extensive records on the family of Manoel (Manuel) Fernandes, Sr and Francisa DeFreitas (my Great Great Grandparents) and their descendants which are available on-line at http://www.chuck.lamont.cc

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A big THANK YOU to the person who told me that the guestbook hasn't been posting responses. In 2000 & 2001 we averaged over 50 postings per year so I apologize to the approx 50 folks who thought they had successfully posted since June 5, 2002... but hadn't. Deb Kleber, June 20, 2003

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Name: philo
Date: Sat Jun 28 19:45:09 2003
Email: philofab@yahoo.com
Surnames: De Agrella, D'Abreau/D'Abreu

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Name: Patrick .i. Rodrigues
Date: Mon Jul 7 17:56:54 2003
Email: patrodrigues@4thenations.com,patrodrigues@istandwithisrael.com
Surnames: Rodrigues Carvalho

Sometime in the years after 1832 , three young brothers were stowed away on an onion boat by their family to escape the Spain /Portuguese conscription of the young men into the military , The farm was left in the care of the remaining family , and no contact was made since . My father , Manoel John Rodrigues was born in 1897 in Betterverwagtin, British Guiana ,either the county of Berbice or Mahaica/ Mahaicony County . Settlers had arrived ,evidently in those years of 1832-i897 at Essequibo , British Guiana (grandfather and grandmother). Mother,s family Carvalho , i am not sure of their birth place .Only that mother,s father owned a bakery in British Guiana , grandmother and he had 5 children , 4 girls and a son .

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Name: romildo alves fernandes
Date: Thu Jul 10 09:52:29 2003
Email: rom@MCnet.zzn.com
Surnames: fernandes, gonçalves

Francisco Fernandes Gonçalves (bisavô) veio p/ Brasil

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Name: Terri Nobriga Yakesh
Date: Sat Jul 12 11:58:24 2003
Email: TerriNobrigaYakesh@hotmail.c om
Surnames: Nobriga/Nobrega/Fretias/Bapista/Nascimento/Souza/DeJesus/and many more

My Greatgrandparents came from Sao Pedro, Funchal, Santa Cruz, Sao Miguel. These names are listed anyway. They were Joao Nascimento Nobriga & Olympia Souza Nobriga. They came to Lihue HI in the early 1900's and then to California about 1920 or 21. I am looking for a family member to communicate with over in Portugal somewhere.

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Name: Judy Cabral Heath-Smith
Date: Wed Jul 16 20:53:16 2003
Email: judycabral@yahoo.com
Surnames: Cabral / Defreitas St. Vincent B.W.I.

May have come to St. Vincent either directly from Portugal or by way of Brazil / Trinidad.

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Name: Patrick .i. Rodrigues
Date: Wed Jul 30 23:07:03 2003
Email: patrodrigues@4thenations.com
Surnames:

i heard as i was growing up, that my Madeiran ancestors ,Rodrigues were farmers , that they owned a piece of farmland, at the time of the Portuguese/ Spanish war of the Diaspora-.Year? I do not recall.Three brothers of the ancestors were stowed away on an onion boat , as the Portuguese Government was taking the youth for the military .My own father was not born in Madeira , but in Beterverwagtin, British Guiana ,in the year 1897. I do not know if it was my father's father ,or his father's father who were the three brothers that escaped Madeira.The year ? I do not know. There was a small Sephardic Jewish community in Essequibo, British Guiana , where evidently they lived before moving to Beterverwagtin.If all three brothers remained in British Guiana , or two may have tried Ellis Island ,N.Y. Just a guess . Cargo boats , carrying passengers,in those years unloaded in Holland , or Liverpool, England .I know of a Rodrigues , whose family escaped the Dutch holocaust of 1939-45 , and came to America. That is what i had heard of my father's ancestors. My father , when his mother died , at a young age , his father remarried ,a Rosa , and there were two more children born .My father , at the age of thirteen was called to support the two younger children , because his father died . Sounds a bit complicated ? But i believe that i do have that right . My fathe was a very well known merchant M.J.Rodrigues. My mother was a Carvalho,whose father was a Carvalho.

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Name: Christine Leidy
Date: Thu Jul 31 14:05:33 2003
Email:
cncleidy@sbcglobal.net
Surnames: SILVA, CABRAL

Trying to locate anyone related to Adelaide, Caroline or Peter Silva. Children of Joseph Silva and Maria Cabral Silva. Adelaide originally left Madeira for Hawaii, date unknown. Returned to Madeira with husband John Avelino Silva and daughter Laura, approx. 1911- 12. Left Madeira for US approx. 1914. Anyone with any info Id love to hear from you.

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Name: Vera
Date: Fri Aug 1 13:31:50 2003
Email: vera_freitas@uol.com.br
Surnames: Gouveia de Freitas

My father came from Seixal, Madeira, to Brazil in 1946. His father was Manoel Gouveia de Freitas and his mother Guilhermina Raquel Gouveia de Freitas. I know my closest relatives who still live in Portugal, but I would like to --------------------------------------------------

Name: joe antonio
Date: Sat Aug 2 09:02:09 2003
Email: bertieantonio@aol.com
Surnames: ANTONIO

Having looked at your website and knowing that my Great Grandfather was from Maderia I have a feeling that was why his family became settled in Antigua. Clem Antonio was half brother to VC Bird who went on to become the father of the national ( 1st PM of Antigua )

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Name: Jim Pombo
Date: Sat Aug 16 23:44:07 2003
Email: jpmbo@msn.com
Surnames: Pombo,Pitta,Santos

My Grandfather is John Pitta Pombo, son of Joao Pitta Pombo and Maria Santos they were all from Madeira. John was born the late 1800s, and came to America with his two brothers around 1900. The Pitta name has been carried on through our family, I was told that the "Pitta" name is neither Portuguese or Spanish, but of Aramaic or Greek origin.

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Name: beryl williams
Date: Fri Aug 22 15:57:08 2003
Email: wbluebird@netspace.net.au
Surnames: MONTARA

WE know very little about our family name of Montara.As far back as we can go is Domingo Montara who married Harriet Barraclough in London in 1859 and his fathers name was given as Emmanuel. From what we have been told over the years our ancesters came from Spain or Portugal More likely from Portugal as my husband heard his dad talk of Portugal when he was growing up but never took any notice of things that were said back then. Any help to find this name would be gratefully received Many thanks. Beryl.

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Name: Elvio
Date: Mon Aug 25 16:50:22 2003
Email: mwelviob@iafrica.com
Surnames: Bettencourt/de Freitas

My moms maiden name was de Freitas. We now have the Bettencourt surname from my dad. They were both from Madeira but both migrated to South Africa in the early 60's. I have a brother by the name Albert and a sister Luisa.

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Name: marisa fialho schaurich
Date: Mon Sep 1 11:05:53 2003
Email: opportunities@brturbo.com
Surnames: correa; correa da silva; fialho

Almost nothing - only that family Corrêa came from there.

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Name: Lydia Lidbury
Date: Mon Sep 1 12:24:25 2003
Email: l.lidbury@tin.it
Surnames: FRANCIS

Grandfather is Joseph Francis married Matilda ? St. Vincent West Indies

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Name: Terri Aleman
Date: Wed Sep 3 12:30:33 2003
Email: alemanktp@aol.com
Surnames: FERNANDES, D'AQUIN

My Madeiran descendant is Antonia Fernandes (b.1801). He came to America from Trinidad I "believe" via the Brig Standard on June 24,1853. Traveling with him sons: John(20y), my g-g-grandfather Joseph (18y)and 2 daughters: Maria (15y) and Frances (13y). In a biographical exerpt from the "Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County" (1912), about my g-g-grandfather, Joseph Fernandes, it stated that "He was born in the Island of Madeira, in August 1832, being the son of Antonia and Frances Fernandes. The father (Antonio) was a gardener and came to America with a family consisting of THREE sons and THREE daughters and his wife. I don't know who the other son and daughter were. His son, Joseph married Lucy "D'Aquin" (best I can decipher of spelling on the marriage license)in Sangamon County, IL in November 1859. I cannot find any family related to Lucia immigrating to Illinois or how she got to America. She appears to have also later "Americanized" her name to "Kean". Joseph and Lucy had six children: Lucy K.(my g-grandmother), Margarida (nicknamed "Dudy"), Maria Louise, Guilhermina, Joseph and Minnie.

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Name: CARVALHO, ANDREW
Date: Thu Sep 4 19:11:54 2003
Email: andrewcarvalho@sympatico.ca
Surnames: CARVALHO

My Father: Alvino Carvalho, born 1914 Trinidad My Grand Father: Claudio Carvalho, born 1883 apparently in Maderia and stowed away on a boat with brother Manuel. Claudio was married to a Angela Rodriguez born 1904 in Guyana, died 1986 in Trinidad. I was told that both brothers names were De Carvalho, but dropped the "De" as they stowed away. I don't know the Great Grand Father's name, may be you have some clues how to get more info. Hope to hear from you, Andrew Carvalho 416-423-6827 --------------------------------------------------

Name: Raymond Gomes
Date: Tue Sep 9 19:35:59 2003
Email: raygomes@hotmail.com
Surnames: Gomes, Xavier, da Conceicao, de Jesus

My grandfather, Gabriel and his brother Julio were traveling to South America around the turn of the century with their father, Joao Hermiterio and mother Rosa Amelia da Conceicao Xavier when their mother died and was buried at sea. They were sent home to Sao Roque Madeira to be raised by a grand parent (Antonio Gomes and Joaoquina de Jesus, or Jose Francisco Xavier and Maria da Conceicao). When they were older, they returned to South America at Guyana where they had relatives. They never found their father, who reportedly moved on to Sao Paulo. They arrived in the US in time to serve in WW1. Anyone with information, please email me. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Justin Pistana
Date: Sat Sep 13 06:51:26 2003
Email: justinpistana@ntlworld.com Surnames: Pistana

Emigrated to St Kitts approx 1890 and had 2 sons, King & Joseph Pistana. Looking for the names/details of parents for King & Joseph Pistana.

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Name: Lori
Date: Sat Sep 13 11:38:22 2003
Email: loribrewer1@msn.com
Surnames: DeFrates/DeFreitas/Vasconcelles(os)/Govia

I am researching ancestors, Lewis DeFrates/DeFreitas married to Mary D. Vasconcelles(os)married Feb. 22, 1882, Springfield, Il. Mary's parents were from the Ilse of Madeira, James Vasconcelles and Mary Vasconcelles, information I found on their marriage certificate. Lewis' parents names were Tony DeFreitas and Mary Govia, information was found on their marriage certificate. Tony DeFreitas and Mary Govia had children named, Tony, Lewis, Henry, John, Joe, Jim, Carrie, Rose & Mary. Lewis & Mary DeFrates/DeFreitas had several children, Murl, Bernal, Elmer, Rita and Alvin & Louis, all born in Springfield, Il. Any information would be greatly appreciated! --------------------------------------------------

Name: Stephen Lesley
Date: Wed Sep 17 02:57:36 2003
Email: stephy10645@yahoo.com
Surnames: DE GOUVEIA

I know that my Grandfather came to South Africa in the 1950's on a Cattle ship from Madiera, His mother name was Fillisch-bella and they had a vineyard there. My grandfather name is Carlos de Gouveia, his sister who remained behind in Madiera name was Maria

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Name: Richard
Date: Mon Sep 22 14:53:00 2003
Email: richarddecaires@hotmail.com
Surnames: DE CAIRES

My fathers father Manoel deCaires came over to British Guiana in the late 1890's. He had 8 children one of them was my father Dennis deCaires who sadly passed away last year aged 80, he had a good live. I would be interested to hear from anyone who may have a connection with the deCaires from British Guiana.

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Name: Lirian Ribeiro Monteiro
Date: Tue Sep 23 08:48:53 2003
Email: liriamon@yahoo.com.br
Surnames: Ribeiro Monteiro

Prezados, Sou brasileira, sei que meus bisavôs vieram da Ilha da Madeira e foram para Porto Seguro - Bahia, o nome era Rodolpho Ribeiro de Almeida (bisavô materno) e Melquíades Ribeiro de Almeida (bisavô paterno). Gostaria de saber algo a respeito. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Ray Beere Johnson II
Date: Thu Sep 25 17:23:47 2003
Email: raybeere@yahoo.com
Surnames: DeSilva / DaSilva / DeSylvia

My great-great-grandmother, Emilia or Amelia DeSilva, according to family tradition, was born in Maderia. The 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 Censuses all state she was born in New York, but 1870 indicates her parents were both foreign born, and 1880 states her parents were born in Spain. Details various family members have recalled seem to match with Joseph (Joao Jose in the 1800 Census???) DeSilva, who was kidnapped from Maderia on an English sailing ship and settled in Schoharie County, New York. So far I can't find the connection between this family and Amelia, but do know she was born about 1817, and that she married John Beer, a plasterer from England, about 1838 - the couple lived in New York City.

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Name: Nancy Carbone
Date: Sat Sep 27 22:16:34 2003
Email: carbo63@aol.com
Surnames: Correia (correa)

Manuel (Manoel) born Madeira > Trinidad > Guyana. Married Clementine de Luca? Had son Christian born 1899 and also a daughter a few years older. Christian went to British Guyana (Guiana) > United States in early 1920's

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Name: Patricia Bernice Imgrund-Rodrigues
Date: Sun Oct 19 21:12:22 2003
Email: lostpuppies@comcast.net
Surnames: Rodrigues

My father, Grandfather's name is Jesus Rodrigues and my Father name is Frank Jesus Rodrigues Sr.,I have 6 sisters, and 1 brother, the oldies girl name is Grace Marie Javonillo, and the 2 sister is Veronica O. Rodrigues,3rd Sister is me Patricia Bernice Rodrigues, and 4th sister is Pearl Bernadette Rodrigues, 5th sister is Venus Alaxsandra Rodrigues, 6th sister is Jennifer Geraldine Rodrigues, and brother, Frank Jesus Rodrigues Jr. My mother's name was Mary Delores Javonillo-Rodrigues. My Grand father store away on a ship, with my grand mother, her name was Carnation Cosme..they came to live in Hawaii. when they arrived in Hawaii the people made mistake and spelled our last name Rodrigues, which is wrong, it should have been Rodriquez. And my mother's surname is Javonillo, her mother is from the phillipnes, her name was surname was O'campo,all I know is that one of them was from Porturical, and the other from Spain, and my mother's mother's name was Remonda S.Javonillo, she merried Fustino Javonillo. My first merried name was Kamalii, 2nd merried name was Alfaro, and 3rd merried name was Peters, and now its, Patricia Bernice Imgrund. I reside in Virginia. I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1949. and have 2 kids, My daughter name is Cherly Moana Marie Kamalii, her father name is Albert Kamaka Kamalii and my Son his name is Is'sac Michael Kamalii, they where born in Honolulu, Hawaii. My son's father name was Patrick Thomas Alfaro, from Honolulu.

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Name: debk
Date: Sat Oct 25 16:07:56 2003
Email: deb@MadeiraExiles.com
Surnames: test

test

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Name: Sydney Wheadon
Date: Sat Oct 25 18:37:12 2003
Email: pwheadon@earthlink.net
Surnames: Henriques, Pereira, Da Silva

I am trying to find more information on my g-grandmother Tennie (Justina?) Pereira Da Silva, who was born 24 Dec 1857 in Trinidad. She married Moses Henriques 27 Sep 1882 in Jacksonville, Illinois, and died 25 May 1934 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Any help on her parents, siblings, etc. would be appreciated. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Mario Feleciano de Freitas
Date: Wed Oct 29 06:23:17 2003
Email: mariodf@webmail.co.za
Surnames: de Freitas, Franca

Father: Antonio Juliao de Freitas Grand Mother: Josefa de Freitas

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Name: Russ B. Estreito
Date: Wed Nov 5 21:54:54 2003
Email: rbestreito@hotmail.com
Surnames: ESTREITO/DE ESTREITO, DE ABREU, CORREIA, GONSALVES, Candida

They were from Ponta Do Sol, Madeira, Portugal. My great grandfather (father to father to father) was John Gonsalves De Estreito. My great grandmother (father to father to mother) was Laura G. Correia. Her mother was Maria Faria. Laura's father was Joao Feliciana Correia. John Gonsalves Estreito's aunt (his dad's side) who was named Maria Candida De Estreito. She moved to Brazil and changed her name to DoEstreito". She married Jose Luiz DeAbreu. I have more information on their descendants...And my great grandfather, John G. DeEstreito moved to Alameda county (Oakland) so that is where most of the Estreito's are today.

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Name: VIVIAN NOBREGA ALVES
Date: Fri Nov 14 10:02:16 2003
Email: marimares@uol.com.br
Surnames: JOSÉ MENDES DE ABREU e ADELAIDE SEABRA

São os pais da minha avó materna Celestina Gomes. Gostaria de saber se eles se casaram na Madeira (Funchal)ou em Georgetown, Guiana. Agradeço o recebimento via Madeira da fotocópia do Registro de Casamento de meus bisavós maternos, pais da Celestina. Atenciosamente, --------------------------------------------------

Name: Fábio de Carvalho Jardim
Date: Wed Nov 19 14:55:01 2003
Email: mrgardenen@yahoo.com.br
Surnames: Jardim, Gonçalves, Carvalho

Meu avô, Antônio Gonçalves Jardim, veio da ilha da Madeira com um de seus irmãos, deixando o mais novo com seus pais, isto quando ele tinha 16 anos, por volta de 1923. Gostaria de conhecer alguns familiares e ter conhecimento sobre eles. Obrigado.

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Name: Tracey A
Date: Mon Nov 24 00:58:19 2003
Email: trainers14@hotmail.com
Surnames: Martin Stevens Parry

PLS can u get in touch as i aint heard from you in years

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Name: Cynthia Luis
Date: Wed Dec 10 01:50:48 2003
Email: konane@hotmail.com
Surnames: Luis, Luiz, Fernandes, Gonsalves

My grandparents came from Madeira aboard the Roma. They were from Paul do Mar. They arrived (according to the Ellis Island web site) on Oct. 12, 1920. The were not married but apparently engaged. My avo's name is Manuel Anastacio Gonsalves Luiz but somehow it became Luis in America. My ava is Maria Jacintha Fernandes. They married on Oct. 13, 1922. They lived for a time in Lowell, Mass., then moved to San Pedro, Calif., then to San Diego. My great-grandfather Anastacio eventually came to live with them in San Diego.

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Name: Donna Fannell
Date: Wed Dec 10 14:34:24 2003
Email: djf732@aol.com
Surnames: Gonsalves

Paternal grandfather came to Trindad by boat. His family were grape growers. His first name was Manuel.

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Name: Alicia C.
Date: Tue Dec 16 08:06:07 2003
Email: biggirl000@netzero.com
Surnames: GOMES, BARBOZA

Serephina Barboza b. 1872 -->Falmouth, MA immigration 1912. Looking for all his children. Son Manuel Barboza b. 1902 -->Falmouth, MA immigration 1912. Daughter, Mary Barboza b. 1885 -->Falmouth, MA immigration 1915. Looking for any information on this line of family. I speak english. Please

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Name: Elvio
Date: Sun Dec 21 14:50:31 2003
Email: elviosar@hotmial.com
Surnames: RODRIGUES SARDINHA

I have Arabic great great great grandparents, may years ago, madeira island had Arab refugees living on the island, when they arrived, the goverment told them they had to change thier surnams if they wanted to stay on the island, on of them are Sardinha, named after sardines, Sardinha is the proper portugues name given to sardines,

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Name: Ann
Date: Mon Dec 22 20:37:48 2003
Email: andrea_hagley@hotmail.com
Surnames: Gomes

I was told the my paternal grandfather one GOMES came from Portugal. My father who is now deceased was Anthony Cipriani Gomes. His cousin was Albert Gomes (one time Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago). I need to find out more information about this family. I cannot remember the name of grandfather Gomes.

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Name: Gary De Nobrega
Date: Fri Dec 26 23:45:41 2003
Email: Jatqui@infoave.net
Surnames: De Nobrega, Walsh, Figueira, Da Silva, Rodrigues, Texeira etc.

My great grandfather (Agostinho Angelo De Nobrega) had two brothers that we know of, and one sister. It is also noted that there could have been more brothers and sisters. Some say there was but at this time we don't have proof. Agostinho had a brother Frank and another brother whom we think was named Carlos De Nobrega. Agostinho A De Nobrega married Anna Maria Walsh in 1885. They had fiev children that we are aware of. Victoria, Guilhermina, Christina and Clement. There was another but he died as a young lad. Anna Maria Walsh's father was the chief dispensor of the gen. hospital. Agostinho was an accountant as far as we know. A remarkable note is that each member of this family had the middle initial of (A.) Agostinho's is supposed to be from Madeira, but we have no proof or any date that he, his brothers and sister moved from Maderia to British Guiana. Clement moved to New York and had three children. Just recently we did find new family but not enough info has been kept. I continue my search and wish all of you happy hunting. If anyone knows about this family please E-mail me at Jatqui@infoave.net.

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Name: RICHARD FRANCIS NUNES JR
Date: Wed Dec 31 03:02:15 2003
Email: ricknunesjr@aol.com
Surnames: MARY AND MANUEL SANTOS NUNES

THEY WERE FROM MADIERA PORTUGUE,AND WHEN THEY CAME HERE THEY ARIVED IN NEW YORK,AND MOVED TO HAYWARD,CALIFORNIA,WHERE THE LIVE AND HAD THREE SONS,NAMED-MANNY,FRANK,AND DANNY.THATS ALL I CAN TELL YOU.

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Name: Rosimeire Aparecida Decaires
Date: Thu Jan 1 18:46:44 2004
Email: rdecaires@bol.com.br
Surnames: Decaires

veio + - em 1908 veio Brasil com 18 anos, era namorado de Carolina Augusta dos Santos,com quem se casou logo que chegaram aqui, a familia era de Ilha da Madeira.

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Name: Connie de Freitas
Date: Wed Jan 7 15:11:46 2004
Email: c_de_freitas@hotmail.com
Surnames: DEFREITAS, DESOUSA

My parents Maria Conceicao de Freitas and Julio de Freitas are from Madeira, Portugal. My mother's parents are Henrique de Sousa and Conceicao de Sousa. I'm searching for my father's family, lost touch with him when I was 14 years old (I'm born in 1973) he has a brother named Eldefonso. His father left to Brazil when my father was born. If this sounds like you belong to this family please feel free to contact me.

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Name: R.Fernandes
Date: Sun Jan 11 03:00:50 2004
Email: rajf100@hotmail.com
Surnames: FERNANDES, JOSEPH (SANTOS)

Does anyone know or is related to Joseph (Santos) Fernandes ? He was born in British Guiana in 1884 and left there around 1918 (or later?) at about 34 years old. He left behind an ex-wife, Beatrice de Souza, and 3 young sons and we have no idea where he went to or what happened to him. It is said he may have gone to the West Indies, the USA, Suriname, Brazil or even Panama. He might be known as Joe Fernandes and had only one sister called Anna Correia. His father was Luis Santos Fernandes (Madeira). I would be glad to hear from anyone who knew him or of him, or are decendents of him, if he subsequently remarried.

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Name: Debbie Payne
Date: Mon Jan 12 23:26:58 2004
Email: debpayne@xtra.co.nz
Surnames: Vieira, Da Silva, Candida

I am looking for ancestors of Manoel Joaquim Vieria who came to New Zealand via whaling ships in 1888 never to return to the azores. Had a brother Andre Da Silva who lived in the Villiage of Praia do Almoxarife in 1936. As he wrote a letter in Portugese. There parents Andre Joaquim Vieira and Louiesia vieira nee Candida? That what was written on Manoels marrige certificate in 1895 NZ Is said to be a Da Silva name dropped? other children Frank Mary --------------------------------------------------

Name: Lori Sousa
Date: Mon Jan 19 15:50:12 2004
Email: lsousa@Bethelcf.com
Surnames: Sousa, Volta, Oliva

My Paternal great grandparents lived in the Maderia Island in the late 1800's - eearly 1900's. Francisco Sousa Volta and Augusta Volta had 7 childern (many who moved to the United States. I believe that they were born somewhere between arround the 1870's. Their oldest son, John Sousa Volta (my grandfather) was born in 1892 in Maderia Island I know that at one point that Francisco Sousa Volta and Augusta Volta lived in Santa Cruz, Madeira because one of their 7 childern (Joseph Sousa VOlta) was born there in 1907). I dont have as much info on my grandmother (Albina Oliva). I believe she was also from Maderia (but may have been from Lisbon) She was born in 1897 and then came to the United states. Any information that anyone has on these families would be greatly appreciated.

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Name: heather margaretha camacho
Date: Fri Jan 23 02:26:23 2004
Email: hgrobler@g5.co.za
Surnames: camacho

Father was joseph camacho mother was van zyl grandmother was da silva

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Name: Nancy Freitas Fernandes
Date: Fri Jan 23 09:19:05 2004
Email: nfernandes02746@yahoo.com
Surnames: Fernandes, Freitas

Hello, I am doing a project for a college course and need to find ancestors from Funchal Madeira, My fathers Name was Alberto Jesus Fernandes, my grandfathers name was joaquim Fernandes and grandmother was Felismina Fernandes, my mothers name is Dolores Freitas Fernandes and she was from funchal madeira, and so wasn't hear parents and grandparents, I'm trying to find out as much nformation as posssible for my family tree. Thank you. Your utmost consideration will be greatly appreciated. Respectfully, --------------------------------------------------

Name: VIVIAN NOBREGA ALVES
Date: Mon Jan 26 18:01:37 2004
Email: marimares@uol.com.br
Surnames: MENDES DE ABREU; SEABRA

more or less 1920 - JOSÉ (JOSEPH) MENDES DE ABREU married INES (AGNES) GOMES in Georgetown, British Guiana. Later they moved to Caiena, French Guiana and had 4 children: Elmira, Olga, Manuel and Joseph; more or less 1900 - His sister ADELAIDE MENDES DE ABREU married JOSÉ GOMES in Georgetown, Guiana and they had 3 children: Celestina (1900), Clarice and Agnes. Gomes dies and ADELAIDE marries SEABRA in Guiana. Vivian.

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Name: alberto jorge
Date: Sun Feb 1 05:13:12 2004
Email: fandj@netcabo.pt
Surnames: caessa

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Name: daniel luiz
Date: Sat Feb 7 07:17:31 2004
Email: dlcomcast@netzero.net
Surnames: luiz,luis,nobrega,texeira

Father, Manuel Martins Luis, arrived in N.Y. when he was 17 years old, approx. 1920. He was born in San Antonio,Funchal, Madeira. Lived and worked in Fall River, Mass. as a weaver, sample maker. Later moved to Pawtucket, R.I., married Maria Texeira Nobrega. Dad started and sold many businesses, ie. dairy, pharmacy, and finally a commercial laundry with his wife, Maria, Narragansett Park Laundry in Pawtucket, R.I.. Manuel and Maria had one child, Daniel, born march 7, 1938. Maria passed away 2 1/2 years after the birth of daniel with Meningitis. Maria was born in Fall River, Mass. Her parents are John Ferreira Nobrega and Conceicao Texeira. They were born in Madeira. John and Conceicao moved to Pawtucket, built a home and remained there for the rest of their lives. They're address was 16 Kenmore St, Pawtucket, R.I.. They had 8 children, Joseph, Anibel, Maria, Manuel, Abel, John, Alice, and Americo. The children still living are Alice, Anibel, and Joseph who lives in Canada. My grandfather John Ferreira Nobrega also had two brothers who emigrated to the U.S. and one moved to California. I believe he lived in San Antonio, California. As told to me by my grandmother, Conciecao. John had always planned and saved to go to California to visit his brother, but family needs seemed to always get in the way of his plans, and there to went the saved trip money. John also had a second brother who lived in Pawtucket. His name was Gonsalves Nobrega. My grandfather came over by himself intending to save some money and return to Madeira, and start a new business after his grocery store burned down, but he became lonesome while he was in the U.S., and asked Conceicao to come to be with him as he worked to save the money to start over. Conceicao who had 3 babies at the time got on a boat and came to be with John. She had to sell her gold cross to get money to purchase extra milk for the babies. My grandmother told me that the trip was so strenuous that when she arrived in Boston, "a young woman had left Madeira and an old woman arrived in the U.S.". Of course, John and Conceicao never returned to Madeira.

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Name: Jamie Pestana
Date: Sat Feb 7 12:41:26 2004
Email: jamied@verizon.net
Surnames: Pestana Leao

Justino Pestana Leao left Porto Santo, Maderia in 1908 to Hawaii with his wife and children and other family members.

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Name: Derek Gomes
Date: Tue Feb 10 15:56:52 2004
Email: Deagoddard@aol.com
Surnames: GOMES

MY FAMILY WERE FROM MADEIRA AND MOVED TO TRINIDAD MY GREAT UNCLE BECAME A FAMOUS POLITICIAN ALBERT GOMES SADLY I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT MY FAMILY'S LIFE IN MADEARA AND HAVE ONLY RECENTLY FOUND OUT ABOUT MY SEPHARDIC ANCESTORY

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Name: C. Marlin
Date: Thu Feb 12 16:49:26 2004
Email: camarlin@sbcglobal.net
Surnames: do valle

Looking for information on the "do Valle" family. We know our grandfather was French, from Ponta do Sol, Madeira Island, His name was either "francois" or "Franciose" do Valle. We believe his birthdate to be: August 9, 1885. He ran away from home between 1897-1901 to Oahu, Hawaii. On Oahu, Hawaii, he met and married Mary de Jesus Supriano on March 11, 1910. A few years later they migrated to San Leandro, CA. Where they lived and raised six children. All we know is that he had a brother by the name of George do Valle who we believe migrated to either Brazil or western Africa.

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Name: Flaatten,Jørn
Date: Tue Feb 17 10:58:54 2004
Email: jflaatt@online.no
Surnames: Ferreira,Weber

My grand grandfather came from Madeira after several years in Eng. Guyana. He was a tradesman and had a warehouse in Funchal early in the 1900, maybe up till 1920 - 1930. His name was Manuelis Ferreira and his wife's I do not know, but I have heard here birth name was Weber. My grandmother ran away from Eng. Guyana to Norway when she was 15 years old and she married my grandfather in 1904.I have also heard that she had a brother and a siter to. We do not know very much more about my grandmother's family, since she died very young.

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Name: teresa Nunes Prada
Date: Sat Feb 21 07:03:44 2004
Email: tnunes@adam.es
Surnames: NUNES PRADA

JOAO QUINTINO NUNES, grandfather, MARIA SILVINA DA SILVA, grandmother,both( Camara de Lobos-MADEIRA )known as "os cantores" (The singers)?!

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Name: LUÍS CÉSAR NUNES
Date: Tue Feb 24 16:44:31 2004
Email: nunesbarretto@hotmail.com
Surnames: NUNES BARRETO

Ancestrais: MANOEL NUNES BARRETO c/c MARIA DA SILVA SOARES, fi m de linha, nascidos e batizados no Funchal, na Sé/freguesia de Sta. Maria Maior do Calhau, cujos filhos: Antônio Nunes Barreto, Rosa Antônia e Manoel Nunes Barreto, migraram para o Brasil, antes de 1748, os dois primeiro ficaram no Desterro, atual Florianópolis/SC, enquanto o último ficou no Rio de Janeiro, sendo que o primeiro também teve trânsito pelo Rio de Janeiro, mais precisamente por São Gonçalo/Niterói(RJ). Agradeço qualquer contribuição. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Wilfred Gomes
Date: Fri Feb 27 22:12:26 2004
Email: gomeswilfred@hotmail.com
Surnames: Gomes

This is the beginning of my quest to find information on my grand father Guliamo Gomes who came from Maderia in the 1800's to "British" Guiana. He died in the early 1900s in Guiana and that's all the information I have on him. Can you share experiences/contact sources etc that may assist in advancing my search for information on my grandfather.

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Name: Kathy Green (de Silva)
Date: Sat Feb 28 14:49:56 2004
Email: Mogre@aol.com
Surnames: de Silva,Riberio

Dad's name de Silva,step grand father's name Riberio family history said both came from Maderia in the early 1900's.Trying to trace family history.

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Name: Don DAMASUS De FREITAS
Date: Mon Mar 15 15:22:55 2004
Email: hanidon@btopenworld.com
Surnames: De FREITAS (both parents - mother changed from Miss to Mrs) wife: nee EUSOFF

Father's family went to St Vincent (West Indies) in later half of 19th century. Father was born at Colonarie in September 1893. Mother's parents went to St Vincent from the Algarve in the later half of the 19th century. Mother was born at Park Hill on 26 December 1900. (Will find out more and add).

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Name: Rachel DeFreitas
Date: Thu Mar 18 10:46:29 2004
Email: cafe252@yahoo.com
Surnames: DeFreitas

I was told the Surname " Freitas " was one of the many listed in the Inquisition Archives of Portugal of Sephardic heritage. Would anyone have additional information regarding this?

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Name: Samantha Gorsira
Date: Mon Apr 12 21:21:11 2004
Email: samanthag84@yahoo.com
Surnames: Gorsira, Khan, Etkins, Pedro

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Name: Thalita Gomes Corrêa
Date: Sat Apr 17 16:56:55 2004
Email: guibmusic@bol.com.br
Surnames: Gomes Corrêa

Quero saber notícias de parentes, netos e bisnetos de Joaquim Corrêa e Maria Augusta de Jesus.

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Name: dreesen
Date: Fri Apr 23 06:12:14 2004
Email: chavo2CHILITECH.COM
Surnames: flippen

Dora Flippen great grandmother, actually full name Dora Schubbert Flippen nov 7,1896 to may 21,1933. also looking for her father W.F. Schubbert birth place germany her mother my great great grandmother Louise Bammel all are baried at the old oakland cemetary. also Dora Dreesen march 28, 1872 till april 28,1941.Also looking for Jacob Henry Dreesen I believe he was married to Dora Dreesen.

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Name: Cece & Ed Camara
Date: Sat Apr 24 03:59:44 2004
Email: cece@soccer4all.com
Surnames: Camara, Rodrigues, Freitas, Alfonso, Gouveia, Marques, Ornellas, Moura, Goncalves, Fernandes, Mendonca, Lemos, Gomes, Dias, Ribeiro, Alves, Almeida, Goes, Gomes, Henriques, Caldeira, Crasto, Martins, Matta, Mendonca, Meneses, Monis, Nunes, Pererira, Pinto, Pires, Quintal, Silva, Spinola, Tavares, Teixiera, Vasconcellos, Velosa, Vieria, Vivieros

Wow...I hadn't listed my surnames in awhile! Every name above is a direct ancestor. Our research has taken us so far...we have just reached our first ancestors born in the 1400's. We began our research in Santa Cruz (off my father's baptismal), where my grandparents, Manuel da Camara & Christina de Jesus were married before emigrating to New Bedford in 1913 with their 5 sons. It continued in Santo Antonio de Serra & Porto da Cruz and we are now branching out to Canico with Machico being next! We love to discuss family history so drop us a line anytime!

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Name: B De Lima
Date: Thu May 13 20:01:14 2004
Email: bdl121@starmedia.com
Surnames: Menezes,De Lima

All I know is that my ancestors left Funchal to go to British Guiana and that's where they stayed.Their kids then went to Venezuela and Trinidad.

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Name: Fran Farrar
Date: Mon May 24 22:10:02 2004
Email: Fran6508@aol.com
Surnames: John T.Martin Alves

I heard that my father's maternal grandparents were married in Funchel,Madeira in the 1800's. I also heard that my great grandfather John T (Theopolis?) Martin Alves had lived in or had some connection with St. Kitts. I don't know my portugues G-Grandmother's first name and I'm not sure if John T Matin Alves was Portugese..I heard someone say he may have had German blood. My G-Grandfather settled in Sandy Parish,Bermuda and his first born..Maria..was my grandmother. I heard my g-grandfather was a prosperous merchant and a zelous Prostestant..acting like a self ordained preacher. My father never spoke of his past and I'm just hoping some one out there may help with bits of the puzzle of my ancestory. My grandmother eloped with a British Navy seaman and was disowned by her father who always wanted his daughter to be a missionary. My grandmother and her British seaman husband immigrated to the US and was eventually deserted by her husband during the Depression. My grandmother had US citizenship because of being born during a trip to Fall River,Mass. in the 1890's.

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Name: Fran Farrar
Date: Wed May 26 13:32:06 2004
Email: Fran6508@aol.com
Surnames: Martin Alves,Defrietas

This is an update to what I posted a day or two ago. My G-Grandfather's name was John T. Martin Alves and he immigrated to Bermuda from St. Kitts,and earlier from Funchal,Maderia in the latter 1980's. He married a woman of German ancestery. They had two daughter, Maria and Clarisse,Maria being my grandmother and my fathers's mother. My grandfathers's ancestors came from Maderia and I was told( but not certain )by my aging father,that G- Grandfather John T. Martin Alves married my German grandmother in Funchal,Maderia. My father (age 82) told me today that he thinks we were related to the De Frietas family..possibly some settling in Long Island,NYC,US ,when..I'm not sure.My father also mentioned we may have relatives living in Barbados. My G-Grandfather John Martin Alves,after having established permenant residency in Bermuda, had made various trips to a Protestant teaching seminary located in Fall River,Ma.US, because he wanted to be a preacher.It was during one of those trips when my grandmother,Maria was born. My G-grandfather John T. Martin Alves,became a very well off prosperous merchant at Sandy's Point,Bermuda. When he died he donated land to the church of England)High Anglican?)

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Name: Frances Farrar
Date: Wed May 26 19:53:47 2004
Email: Fran6508@aol.com
Surnames: Martin Alves, Dafraites

This is an update to point out a MISTAKE I made citing the time frame my G-Grandfather John T. Martin Alves settled in Bermuda. I posted the 1980's instead of the 1880's. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Frances Farrar
Date: Thu May 27 17:40:14 2004
Email: Fran6508@aol.com
Surnames: John.t Martin Alves dafraits?

Some of my earlier info posted may be not all accurate :( My father barely remembers bits and peices. I am now believing my G-Grandfather John T. Martin Alves had left Funchal,Maderia during the Protesant persecutions ., I think that he may have been influenced by the "Apostle of Maderia" a missionary, Protestant, Scottish doctor by the name of Dr. Robert Reid Kalley. I suspect he may have spent some time at St. Kitts unlike many Protestant exiles who went from Trindad to Springfield,Ill.USA. I heard he was a surveyor..sometimes working in South America..doing some work for the British and was given some land in Bermuda in Sandy Parish. I am NOT sure all this was true..my father changed his stories alot throughout the years. My G-Grandfather's name may have been John T. Alves and he may added his German wife's name..thus John "Martin Alves"

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Name: Frances Farrar
Date: Thu May 27 17:43:11 2004
Email: Fran6508@aol.com
Surnames: John.T. Martin Alves dafraites?

Some of my earlier info posted may be not all accurate :( My father barely remembers bits and pieces. I am now believing my G-Grandfather John T. Martin Alves had left Funchal,Maderia during the Protesant persecutions. I think that he may have been influenced by the "Apostle of Maderia" a missionary, Protestant, Scottish doctor by the name of Dr. Robert Reid Kalley. I suspect he may have spent some time at St. Kitts unlike many Protestant Portuguese exiles who went from Trindad to Springfield,Ill.USA. I heard he was a surveyor..sometimes working in South America..doing some work for the British and was given some land in Bermuda in Sandy Parish. I am NOT sure all this was true..my father changed his stories alot throughout the years. My G-Grandfather's name may have been John T. Alves and he may added his German wife's name..thus John "Martin Alves"

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Name: NAILE
Date: Thu May 27 21:35:56 2004
Email: naileamazon@cs.com
Surnames: QUEIROZ, GOMES

All I know about my ancesters,are the story told to me by my parents ,that my great grandparents came from Portugal to Brasil.they moved to the Amazon-Brazil area during the ruber tapping rush.Can anybody tell me the meaning of the last name QUEIROZ ?where they came from in PORTUGAL?I truly apreciate the info,becouse I am making a family tree for my children.Thank you so much,any information is highly apreciated.

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Name: John Pereira
Date: Thu Jun 3 11:22:26 2004
Email: pereiraj@ael.co.za
Surnames: Pereira

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Name: John E Francis
Date: Wed Jun 9 21:56:50 2004
Email: jef14702@wavecable.com
Surnames: da Franca Campainha

My grandparents Manoel & Antonia da Franca Campainha left Boa Ventura, Madeira abord SS Bordeaux with three children. Monel son 13, Egydio son 5, Sabina 2 daughter who died and was buried at sea. Arrived in Honolulu Oct 3, 1884. --------------------------------------------------

Name: jennifer
Date: Sat Jun 19 20:11:40 2004
Email: jenyThee_18@yahoo.com
Surnames: silvano

leaving in las piñas city philippines,daugther with lourdes silvano and eladio silvano

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Name: Helena Vea
Date: Mon Jun 21 08:16:50 2004
Email: richwithscentshk@bigpond.co m.au
Surnames: VEA

With limited information about my father, his name is Joaquim Faria? was born in Portugal roughly 1954, came to Australia in the 1970's and began a relationship with my mother Katea VEA, roughly in 1976 and I was born in September 1977. My father was then deported back to Portugal in roughly 1979, when I was 2 years old. He had a brother by the name of Tony. Whether that is short for Antonio? He apparently stayed in Australia and would now be in his 50's. My father would be 50 years old this year and could possibly be in Portugal still, after his deportation. Apparently, apart from his brother, he also had 2 sisters - unsure of their names.

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Name: Stephen Calhoun
Date: Fri Jun 25 09:53:48 2004
Email: Steve@the-calhouns.com
Surnames: Camacho

My wifes gggrandfather (Antonio Joseph Comacho) immigrated from Maderia to Antigua in 1847. He was born ibetween Oct 20, 1829 and Oct 19, 1830. He came from the Comache District of Maderia.

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Name: michael vierra
Date: Wed Jun 30 18:36:48 2004
Email: rugby2311@yahoo.com
Surnames: vierra,vieira

have no idea

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Name: June E. Fox
Date: Wed Jun 30 21:10:04 2004
Email: jebfox@ibl.bm
Surnames: DeSilva or DaSilva

My G Grandfather was Portuguese, but I don`t know where he came from for sure. I was told he came from Santa Maria Azores,he also may have come from Madeira. His name was Francis Antonio DaSilva when he married Alice Dianna Minors in Bermuda in 1865,and this is fact. But when they had children the surname changed to DeSilva. The first son John Henry DeSilva was born in 1866, no more info on him, the next child was a girl-Mary Elizabeth DeSilva born 1869, and died 1870 at 11 months of age. The third child a son name -Hilton Adolphus J. DeSilva was born 1871 ( my Grand-father) and died 1957. The fourth child a daughter name Flora Belle Esther born 1874 and died 1883 age 9 years. I am seeking info on my G Grandfather about his arrival 1n Bermuda. sometime between 1840-1864. Thank You

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Name: Joan E Cannon
Date: Sun Jul 11 13:03:29 2004
Email: joan359@aol.com
Surnames: Correia (Correa) Joseph and Julia (Day) Correia

Settled in Jacksonville Ill.Not sure how they picked Jacksonville except church records show there were connection to Yale and Illinois College and those people helped the settlers. My great grandparents had huge gardens and greenhouses. Many of the family members died during the influenza epidemic.A friend found baptism records from the Portuguese church in Jacksonville which recorded my grandmother and one of my great aunts name on the register.Not sure that they ever lived on Portuguese Hill in Jacksonville but they lived in that end of town.Shall try to find out if they attended Trinidad School or where they might have obtained early education.My grandmother Anna Correia married William Tiff and they lived their entire lives in Jacksonville Ill. Would like to hear from anyone who might have information.

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Name: Monique Fernandes
Date: Mon Jul 12 13:42:38 2004
Email: fernandes@shaw.ca
Surnames: Fernandes, Correia, Franco, Mendonca, Jasmins, D'Abreu

I have been able to go back as far as my Great-Great-Grandfather, John Fernandes (b. 1848) and his wife Maria Correia (b. 1852). They had 6 children.: John, George, Victor, Marie, Angela and Isabella. John's (b. 1848) parents immigrated to Guyana from Madeira but I don't have any specific information about them. He had a sister, Mary, who married Manoel D'Abreu and had 10 children. John's (b. 1848) son, John (b. 1878) married Deolinda Maria Franco (Grannie D.M. Fernandes) (b. 1882) and they had 12 children: John (Honest John), Stella, Joseph, Stanislaus, Gabriel, Geraldo, Aloysius, Carlos, Frederick, Rita and Carmen. Joseph was my grandfather and married Estella Celestina Jasmins. Deolinda Maria Franco's parents were (John?) Manuel Franco and Matilda Mendonca. They had 6 children and most of them were educated in Madeira. Deolinda's brother, Antonio, lived in the USA at one time,was an accountant and died in Brasil. Another brother, Manuel, was a doctor in Lisbon. Please feel free to contact me if any of these names are familiar or a part of your own Family Tree.

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Name: Heather D.
Date: Wed Jul 14 20:35:31 2004
Email: doobear75@aol.com
Surnames: NUNES

I have been doing family tree research on the NUNES and don't know where to go from here. I have as far back as my gggg-grandparents Domingos Nunes and wife Maria. I have no DOB or DOD for either. They had Manuel,Mary,Sanders,Patricio and John. Sanders and his wife Mary would be my ggg-grandparents. They had 16 girls. 1 of the 16 sisters is my gg-grandmother-Nellie Norah Nunes. If anyone has info on Domingos or his wife or which ship these people came over on please email me. THANK YOU

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Name: Rúben Canada
Date: Fri Jul 23 08:05:37 2004
Email: rubencans@yahoo.com
Surnames: Canada e Petito

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Name: J. Raul.Alleyne
Date: Tue Aug 10 15:09:11 2004
Email: sssaruba1314@hotmail.com
Surnames: Alleyne

left Portugal change from Jew to Catolic when they came over to the Island of St. Vincent she was born FERNANDEZ Muriel May 16 1888 came to Aruba in the 1900 and died on the Island Feb 16, 1949

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Name: Liza
Date: Fri Aug 13 05:16:22 2004
Email: lizahza@yahoo.com
Surnames: Dippenaar

All I know is that my grandmother come from Madeira and her name was Regina Dorothea Petronella Ferreira! I know her dad was born there! They imigrated to South-Africa where my grandmother married Philipp Dippenaar! Any infromation would be nice1

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Name: Anthony Craig
Date: Fri Aug 20 18:58:31 2004
Email: adrenalinespeed@yahoo.ca
Surnames: my grandfather on my mom's side was Bill Baptiste

I do know alot and continuing to learn more. My family is shall we say " the lost ones" as we cound not talk apart our heritage until it was safe too! I always had questions that could not be answered so I decided (4 years ago) to go to Maderia. My uncle in England told me he met one of our cousins in Maderia when he was there for his honey moon. It so happened to be Daniela Baptista Ferriera. When I got there they showed me alot of history that that I wasn't sure if it was a myth or truth. They showed me where we farmed our land How we are related to CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS and how our great great grandfather saved him from death. I know what you are reading is really hard to believe but it is true. If any of you are from the "mega baptista family" and would like to correspond email me.there is much more but that would be alot to type. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Mike Fernandes
Date: Wed Sep 1 10:30:27 2004
Email: siteselection@comcast.net
Surnames: Fernandes Gouveia

Hello. My name is Michael Fernandes and I live in Dallas, Texas. I am searching for information about my grandfather. Alberto Fernandes Gouveia, born in Funchal, Madiera on October 12, 1890. The only document that I have about my grandfather is an Ordinary Discharge from the United States Coast Guard on March 17, 1917. I am very interested in finding out more about my grandfather, his wife, and his family. I have searched many website but have not been successful in getting any information. I hope this website works. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Name: Mark Anthony NIeves
Date: Sun Sep 5 18:00:20 2004
Email: mark_nieves@yahoo.com
Surnames: Nieves, De Sousa, Leal,

I know my ancestors came from Madeira and came to live in Trinidad i have recently found out that my great grandfather Norbert Nieves was married with ten children in trinidad and also had Ten Children in St Vincent , i have spoken with some of my family from there but i am looking for anyone with knowledge of the NIEVES or LEAL or DE SOUSA from Trinidad

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Name: Yani DeSousa Cabral
Date: Tue Sep 28 03:02:57 2004
Email: yani.desousa@verizon.net
Surnames: desousa cabral, gonzales

I know very little about my father's family, all I know is that he was borned in Madeira, Portugal on May 5, to Manuel DeSousa Cabral & Maria Gonzales DeSousa Cabral. His name, Gabriel DeSousa Cabral met my mother in Colombia, then moved to Panama where they were married and had two children- my brother and I. My father spoke very little about his family, but he did say he had brothers and sisters(unknow names). He left Madeira about the age of 15 and was a fisherman by trade. Like I said very little info! Would love to find out more.

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Name: Miguel Lomelino
Date: Thu Sep 30 22:05:34 2004
Email: miguel@lomelino.org
Surnames: Lomelino, Felgenhauer, Hunnicher, Schumacher, Gidts, Vangoetsenhoven

They moved to Madeira in the 1500s and always lived in the Quinta das Cruzes. There are descendents in Belgium, France, USA, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.

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Name: Andy Mendonsa
Date: Tue Oct 5 01:23:10 2004
Email: amend28209@aol.com
Surnames: Mendonsa and Correa

When I was growing up my grandmother, who was married to Arthur Abner Mendonsa, told me that his family had left the Madeira islands, because of religious persecution and had settled in Jacksonville, Illinois when a large group of Portugese came over from there in the 1850's. My great grandfather was Emanuel L. Mendonsa and my great grandmother was Julia V. Correa. Her father was Joseph P. Correa (my great great grandfather). I believe that Emanuel L. Mendonsa came over as a child with both his parents and his father's name was also Emanuel (I think). I have the marriage certificate for Emanuel and Julia. They were married on June 12,1884 in Jacksonville, Ill. and Emanuel K. Pires, Pastor of Central Portugese Presbyterian Church married them. any information you can help me out with would be appreciated. By the way sometimes mendonsa was misspelled with a z (mendonza). I noticed this in the anniversary information of the portugese presbyterian churches on the madeira exiles page. I believe the Manuel Mendonza mentioned on that page was either my great grandfather or great great grandfather, but has been mispelled. It was originally spelled mendonca, with an accent mark over the c. after they came to the states it was changed to an S. Even today our name is often mispelled with a Z or mispronounced as Mendoza. Please contact me if you have any blanks you can help to fill in. thanks, andy mendonsa

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Name: Andrea Lashley
Date: Thu Oct 7 15:21:11 2004
Email: mrsguyana99@yahoo.com
Surnames: Lashley

My dad Clearence John Lashley 9/20/51 or 9/23/51. he would like to find his father side of his family. all of his sisters & brother was seperated growing up. my gran father Allen Lashley died when my dad was just 17 so he does't know any thing. he just know lashley came from Barbados. His siblings Joan, clifford aka caysey, yvonne, Clarence (my dad)aka Johnny , & Jennifer (Jenny. also he remeber that father had a brother 7 that he had a daughter about my fathers age

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Name: Don W. Estaque
Date: Sun Oct 17 17:38:33 2004
Email: donestack
Surnames: Estaque Goveia

I hve researched the Estaque family back to 1810 and have written a book for my immediate family members

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Name:
Date: Mon Oct 18 22:50:08 2004
Email: usaj77@yahoo.com
Surnames: silva

i found out the my origin is portugese jewish that is so cool

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Name: Maria Angela Da Silva GERAL
Date: Fri Oct 29 04:44:10 2004
Email: angela@forumsa.co.za
Surnames: GERAL

My "GERAL" ancestors, came from freguesia da ACHADAS DA CRUZ, PORTO MONIZ,MADEIRA. I have subsequently found out that there were also Geral families in the freguisia of Calheta. I would very much like to be in contact with anyone with the same surname.

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Name: Shirley Sanchez
Date: Mon Nov 1 09:50:19 2004
Email: gramsams@ao;.com
Surnames: Ferreira (de Freitas)

My mother and my grandfather on my fathers side were born in Medeira Island. My Mom from Camasha (sp). My mother's name was Roseria (de Freitas) Ferreira. My grandfather was Joseph C. Ferreira. My granadfather first immigrated to the Hawaiian Islands then to California. My mother's sister was Mary de Freitas, my grandmother was Carolina de Freitas, my grandfather was Manuel de Freitas. Some of my mom's family are from Fushal (sp). My mom came to this country when she was 11 years old.

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Name: Alberto Durão Coelho
Date: Mon Nov 1 10:28:31 2004
Email: alberto.durao@mamaegansa.co m.br
Surnames: Durão

I am not sure if my great grandmother came for Madeira or from Azores. My father used to say that she was an "ilhoa" (somebody who was born in one of the portuguese Islands). Her name was Guilhermina Durão, a very strong personality who was able to raise alone her children in Rio de Janeiro of the times of monarchy and slavery. Not only to raise her children, but to raise the socioeconomical anda cultural status of the family to a very significant level. She was born in 1831, I know because of the burial documents that dont mention birth and naturality. Her husband died when my grandfather was 28 months of age, so he had no importance in his education. From this greatgrandfather, I know everything to the begining of the XVII century, but what I would really like to know is the history of the heroine of the family, his wife Guilhermina Durão, an "ilhoa". --------------------------------------------------

Name: Judyann Nepolis
Date: Wed Nov 3 08:30:50 2004
Email: judiann100@aol.com
Surnames: Emanuel Costantine Nebabvlakis

come from Crete, to NY. city, in the 1920.. about.... moved to Utah... they changed his man at the emigrations office. to Mike Nepolis ... if anyone Knows this Name, Please write me. Judy Nepolis

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Name: Gerald John de Lacey
Date: Wed Nov 3 16:14:09 2004
Email: delacey@doctors.org.uk
Surnames: VIVIEROS

My mother, Elsa Beatrice Vivieros was born in Guyana [ then British Guyana or BG ] on 19 October 1907. Her parents were Jose and Adelaine Vivieros. I think that it was my mother's grandparents who left Madeira for BG. Probably in the mid 1850s. My mother had one sibling, Oscar Vivieros, who left BG in the 1920s to live and work in Rio, Brazil. My mother married JP Santos in BG; after he died my mother married my father, a doctor. They lived in Sussex, England. I am interested in discovering who it was, and wnen it was, that my ancestors left Madeira for Guyana. I am posting this information and enquiry again because - apologies - I gave my email address . . . but it was incomplete.

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Name: Judy Goby Oxtoby
Date: Mon Nov 15 13:27:30 2004
Email: aj@javadogcafe.com
Surnames: De Goveia (Goveia), Correa, Ferriera (Smith), Viera, Chittick

I am looking for other persons researching this line....<p> <b>Manuel De Goveia</b> b. 11/22/1826 Maderia, d. 03/23/1911 married <b>Anna Correa</b> in Trinidad on 11/25/1848. Anna Correa b. 1831 Maderia d. 1888. <b>DAUGHTER Ellen Viera Goveia</b> b. 7/10/1854 in Jacksonville, IL d. 7/18/1931 Virginia, IL Married <b>Joseph Ferriera (Smith)</b> 2/17/1876 Jacksonville, IL<p> <b>Emanoel Ferriera</b> born in Maderia married <b>Antonia ???</b> born in Maderia. <p> <b>SON JOSEPH FERRIERA</b> (Smith).b. 2/15/1853 Jacksonville,IL d.2/18/1907 Virginia IL Dau-Marie Smith (Ferriera) b. 1854 Son-Daniel Smith b. 1855 Dau-Josephine Smith b. ? Son-James Smith b. ? Son-Albert Smith b. ?<p> <B>JOSEPH SMITH AND ELLEN GOVEIA</b> Married in Feb 1876 and begat George Smith 12/28/76 A miner Arthur Smith 09/23/77 Foundry Worker Dora Smith 4/12/80 Milliner <b>Bertha Grace 11/12/83 Homemaker - My great grandmother</b> Laura 3/28/87 Died in her late teens Earl 2/24/82 Drayman Catherine Ann 3/18/88 Milliner, Homemaker, Baker- Joseph Fifer 3/01/90 Cobbler Benjamin Harrison 9/12/92 Barber<p> <b>BERTHA GRACE SMITH Married THOMAS JAMES CHITTICK</b> 01/08/77 and begat Dau-<b>Helen Jane Chittick 5/12/1904 married Lee W.Goby-MY PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS</b> Son-Glen Christopher 11/05/1905 Son-Robert Thomas 6/21/1911<p> I HAVE SEVERAL PHOTOS OF THE ABOVE PERSONS SO IF YOU WANT TO GET A SCAN , I WILL GLADLY E-MAIL IT TO YOU.......THANKS, JUDY

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Name: Peter Errol Marquis
Date: Sun Nov 21 16:39:22 2004
Email: errol_marquis@hotmail.com
Surnames: Marques, Marks, Fernandes, Miguel, Agrilla, McKie

I know very little about my ancestors, They supposedly migrated from Madeira to St.Vincent (West Indies)On my Father's side His dad Named Emanuel (Byde)Marks,his mother was Caroline Agrilla, they lived in Park Hill St.Vincent. On My mothers side her Father was Johnny Miguel and her mother was Annie Fernandes, I think they both migrated from Madeira in the late 1800's or early 1900's 4 of their children was Martina, Veronica,Benedict,George, Veronica (my G mother) married William Mckie,4 of his ancestors migrated from Irealand or Scotland to St.Vincent, 3 stayed at what is known as McKie Hill now and 1 went to Greneda, If anone have any info I would appreciate it

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Name: Maria Angela Da Silva GERAL
Date: Sat Nov 27 10:27:35 2004
Email: angela@forumsa.co.za
Surnames: GERAL

My ancestors are from Achadas Da Cruz, Porto Moniz. My father Daniel Fernandes Geral and my mother Maria Ferreira da Silva Geral, emigrated to South Africa in the late 1940's. We have nearly completed all the South African descendants and desperately wish to be in contact with anyone of the surname GERAL in other continents.

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Name: Darlene Ford
Date: Sun Nov 28 08:00:22 2004
Email: Dford347@optonline.net
Surnames: Defritas(changed to fraites)/Gomes

My grandmother was from Madeira, she ended up in St. Kitts in the british west indies she had sisters, Virginia,Rosalind,Josephine, brother Daniel, Anthony there were a total of 9 children but these are the only names I know. My grandmother's name was Emily Fraites. She met and married William Gomes the name was mispelled to Gomez upon entering Ellis Island.and they had two children. Elsa and William Gomes/ My grandmother's parents were (Antoine and Maria Defraitas/Fraites. Anyone having any information regarding these people please contact me.

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Name: Darlene Ford
Date: Sun Nov 28 08:01:07 2004
Email: Dford347@optonline.net
Surnames: Defritas(changed to fraites)/Gomes

My grandmother was from Madeira, she ended up in St. Kitts in the british west indies she had sisters, Virginia,Rosalind,Josephine, brother Daniel, Anthony there were a total of 9 children but these are the only names I know. My grandmother's name was Emily Fraites. She met and married William Gomes the name was mispelled to Gomez upon entering Ellis Island.and they had two children. Elsa and William Gomes/ My grandmother's parents were (Antoine and Maria Defraitas/Fraites. Anyone having any information regarding these people please contact me.

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Name: richard azoro
Date: Thu Dec 2 14:00:46 2004
Email: richyrich'rock.com
Surnames: azoro

my family originate from nigeria but we have the unusually non nigerian name of azoro i know that the azores was used as a slave post and that the name has portuguese origins would like help in determining my ancestory

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Name: richard azoro
Date: Thu Dec 2 14:03:29 2004
Email: richyrich@rock.com
Surnames: azoro

my family originate from nigeria but we have the unusually non nigerian name of azoro i know that the azores was used as a slave post and that the name has portuguese origins would like help in determining my ancestory

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Name: ALICIA LEANDRO
Date: Sat Dec 11 13:58:21 2004
Email: SR IJAYA1@AOL.COM,LOTAYLA@AOL.COM,BIGLITTLEPRBEAR@AOL.COM
Surnames: LEANDRO FERRIERA JARDIM

THREE BROTHERS MIGRATED TO BRITISH GUIANA FROM MADIERA, THEIR LAST NAME: LEANDRO FERRIERA JARDIM. ONE BROTHER LEFT B.G FOR BRAZIL, ONE FOR JAMAICA AND THE OTHER REMAINED. THEY DROPPED THE FERRIERA AND JARDIM AND KNOWN AS THE LEANDRO BROTHERS. THE BROTHER THAT REMAINED WAS MY GREAT GRANDFATHER. AMONG HIS CHILDREN WERE ISIDORE LEANDRO, TINTINUS LEANDRO,MANUEL LEANDRO AND TOMAS LEANDRO. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE WERE OTHER CHILDREN, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. TOMAS, RESPELT THOMAS IS MY GRANDFATHER; HE HAD RETURNED TO MADIERA TO LIVE WITH HIS GODPARENTS(OR MAYBE HE NEVER DID LEAVE MADEIRA WITH HIS FATHER, BUT STAYED BEHIND, GOT SICK AND THEN JOINED THE FAMILY IN BG?) AND GOT SERIOUSLY ILL, AFTER RECOVERY HE SET SAIL TO GUIANA ONCE AGAIN WHERE HE MARRIED CECIELA CORREIA. I DO NOT KNOW MY GRAND MOTHER'S FAMILY, SO IF YOU RECOGNISE THIS STORY PLEASE WRITE TO US. THOMAS& CECIELA HAD 5 CHILDREN: EILEEN, KNOWN AS TOOKINS;NOEL,KNOWN AS BOYSIE;NOLAN,NEVILLE AND NEILA. LOOKING FOR RELATIVES OF CECIELA CORREIA AND THE LEANDROS. EILEEN MARRIED ALVARO GOMES, NEILA MARRIED VICTOR CHOO SHEE NAM, BOYSIE MARRIED ESTHER, NOLAN MARRIED A CANADIAN WOMAN, AND NEVILLE MARRIED JOAN RAGWIN. EXCEPT FOR NOLAN, THOMAS' CHILDREN ARE ALL GONE. LEFT BEHIND 16 GRAND CHILDREN AND SEVERAL GREAT GRANDS. THANKS VERY MUCH.

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Name: Aurea Maria
Date: Sun Dec 12 12:40:13 2004
Email: marguarida@ig.com.br
Surnames: Fernandes, Macedo, Freire

meus avos maternos são da Ribeira Brava, meus avos paternos são do Campanário

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Name: D. Ambrose
Date: Wed Dec 15 13:52:37 2004
Email: dambrose@arrow.com
Surnames: Ambrose, Gonsalves, Fernandes, Antoine

I am searching for any info on a John Ambrose, from what I remember from my grandfather’s story, his great grandfather came from Madeira but he was adopted and his real last name was Fernandes. He moved to St. Vincent in the 1850’s. I know this is pretty week but any info would be great.

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Name: Allan Romeo
Date: Sat Jan 8 20:34:08 2005
Email: allan_romeo@comcast.net
Surnames: ROMEO

My father always said that his father was from "Funchal".He never met his dad,but always said that he was a seaman.He said his name was Emanual Romeo.Is someone reading this is aware of an archive or public record that can guide me in my search,please let me know. Thanks Allan Romeo.

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Name: Horacio
Date: Thu Feb 10 09:36:20 2005
Email: rassie@interdoc.co.za
Surnames: Caires De Matos

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Name: Kenneth F Nunes
Date: Mon Feb 28 23:11:52 2005
Email: kennunes@tironenunes.pt
Surnames: Nunes & DeCastro

This is all very weired stuff.....I have just look at ALL the messages and notes from people from all over the world and all I keep seeing is Portuguese people coming from Madeira to British Guiana. The problem is that there is no information from the bit before they left Madeira and very little from the time they arrived in British Guiana. I will find out more and come back soon......great stuff.....

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Name: Judy Nepolis (Old way was Nebabvlakis)
Date: Sat Apr 2 21:22:40 2005
Email: Judiann100@aol.com
Surnames: Emanuel C Nepolis , Judyan Phebus.

Phebus was from france, I have found the name Gaston PhebusIII from 1330's Nepolis Is greek. thats my husbands Name, his grand father was from Crete, we have not found any thing about this man. we think the old spelling was Nebabvlakis. we have found it to be, Nepolas, nepolis, so if you know anything let me know ok........

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Name: TASHA RUSH
Date: Sun Apr 3 19:57:40 2005
Email: TRUTH381@YAHOO.COM
Surnames: RUSH -KING

GRAND FATHER EUGENE RUSH ILLINOIS GRANDMOTHER LOIS MARSHALL RUSH ILLINOIS MOTHER BEVERLY J. KING CALIFORNIA FATHER JEFFREY K. RUSH TEXAS gRANDMOTHER MATTIE KING TEXAS GRANDFATHER HERBERT SMITH KING TEXAS

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Name: DENNIS CORREIA
Date: Sun Apr 10 01:40:08 2005
Email: KUKUI- HILLS@ATT.NET
Surnames: CORREIA,MARTINS,ABREU

MY GRANDFATHER IS JOHN CORREIA WHO LEFT MADIERA FOR HAWAII AND MARIED JECINTHA ABREU SANTOS AND HIS FATHER WAS ANTONIO CORREIA AND HIS MOTHER WAS MARIA A MARTINS BOTH BELIEVED TO HAVE LIVED SOMEWHERE IN MADEIRA IN FUCHAL MY GRANDFATHER WAS FROM FUCHAL LEFT THERE IN 1880'S

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Name: rainnay
Date: Sun Apr 10 13:12:22 2005
Email: rainnay@onetel.com
Surnames: Francis

My father's name is Edwin Francis who died around 1974. Had a brother call Joe Francis. My father was married to Amy. I was born from a drifferent mother, Ivy Nickie who was not married to him. The present priminister of St Vincent& the Grenadines is my nephew - Ralph Gonsalve; who is the son of my sister Therese Francis and Smiles Gonsalves.

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Name: yolanda Da Silva
Date: Tue Apr 19 06:34:59 2005
Email: yolandabeausolesil@hotmail.c om
Surnames: Da Silva, De Silva, Da Costa, Nieves

My father was Peter Da Silva married to Ena Nieves .His parents were Manuel Da Silva and Mary De Silva of St.Vincent. My fathers sibbling are Harry, Alfred, Lawrence, Joseph, Nicholas, Carmen, Martgaret, Clement and Katie that I know of. One brother moved to the United States and we lost touch with him. Nicholas married a Da Costa and moved to Trinidad. Katie lives in England Lawrence and family lived in St.Vincent. Mary's sister married Da Silva and then Da Costa. I have been trying to contact my cousins Veronica, Diane and Ronnie. I also remember Harold, i believe they moved to Canada and like myself are trying to do the family ancestry as I have seen messages posted..I now live in Trinidad.

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Name: Rudolph Dichtl
Date: Tue Apr 26 11:33:59 2005
Email: dichtl@nsidc.org
Surnames: DeFreites, Espinola, Gouveia

I am searching for information on Jaquin DeFreites Espinola born ca. 1892 in Madeira Islands, Portugal. Came to the US and lived in Lowell, MA died ca. 1930. His wife born nee Gouveia also from Madeira Islands. Your help would be appreciated!

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Name: Quincy Francis
Date: Fri May 6 02:41:38 2005
Email: quincyf2@hotmail.con
Surnames: Francis

They came from princiss town in Trinidad

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Name: Mark
Date: Mon May 16 13:50:52 2005
Email: a270175@yahoo.com
Surnames: Nieves, Leal, VAsconcellos De Sousa, De Sousa, Commisiong(i think that is how to spell it )

I dont know much , I am actually trying to find out . Any help would be grateful.

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Name: Rui Lemes
Date: Fri May 20 08:56:59 2005
Email: prruilemesministries@yahoo.c om
Surnames: de oliveira - soares

I need information about my ancestors, I live in the United States, but I born in Brazil in 1956 , Curitiba city , Parana State.

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Name: jose humberto soares jarimba
Date: Fri May 20 11:37:07 2005
Email: escritoriodigital@iol.pt
Surnames: jarimba

all family of my father is from machico madeira , and i born and live in azores on the s. miguel island.

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Name: Beatriz Pestana
Date: Tue May 24 22:17:16 2005
Email: bea12004_4@msn.com
Surnames: Pestana, Lopez, Brau,

My great grand father Anselmo Pestana was born in El Funchal, Madeira Island, and went to Venezuela at the end of the 1800's with his wife Paula Lopez Brau and his two brothers (I do not have their names). My great granfather and his wife stayed in Venezuela where my grandfather was born: Francisco Pestana Lopez, he had one sister: Isabel. My great grandfather's brothers one went to the USA and the other went back to the Canary Islands, but we do not know what happened to either of them. We are of Sephardic Jewish ascendance (conversos, Beni Anusim). You can find the Pestana surname in the Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames (published in Brasil). I am attempting to contact Pestanas from El Funchal Madeira, I hope someone will write to me. Thank you!

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Name: Garnet Sardine
Date: Thu Jun 9 19:06:59 2005
Email: egretsapartments@hotmail.com
Surnames: Sardine, Ambrose, sardinha

Not much but trying to get started in finding some information frist if there is any that will help.

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Name: Chalin Luizinho
Date: Sat Jun 11 14:20:19 2005
Email:
cluizinho@hotmail.com
Surnames: Agrela Countinho

I am looking for family with the last name Agrela Countinho in Estreito da Calheta, Madeira.

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Name: ian
Date: Sun Jun 19 12:38:53 2005
Email: otian3@juno.com
Surnames: DeAbreu

Can someone tell me what DeAbreu MEANS

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Name: robin miller
Date: Fri Jun 24 03:50:55 2005
Email: emeraldnest@comcast.net
Surnames: defreitas

my grandmother was maria defreitas/miller, her father was domingas defreitas, mother antonia jardim. Sister mary defreitas/nunes, brothers were august and manusl. They were born in portugal, and came to the US AS TEENAGES. Maria would have been born around 1900.

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Name: Marianne
Date: Tue Jun 28 21:46:08 2005
Email: mari97381@yahoo.com
Surnames: lewis

I believe my ggggrandfather was Thomas Lewis living in Floyd Kentucky in 1860, according to the census he was born on St Michaels island. He is 86 years old according to the census. In an earlier census his wife states she is a "midwife". Her name is Delilah Lewis, age 50? Also I am trying to connect the link of my gggreat grandfather James Tomlin who married his daughter M Jane. Which in this same census Delilah Lewis 1870, claims she is a "midwife", who claims her father was born in "Portugal".Could she actually be the mother of M jane? Also is this Delilah Lewis the same person? If this sounds confusing, I do apologize. Please email me at mari97381@yahoo.com I do have more information to share if someone has a connection. Thank you Marianne

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Name: miller
Date: Mon Jul 4 04:34:53 2005
Email: emeraldnest@comcast.com
Surnames: deFreitas jardim nunes

Domingos deFreitas, wife Antonia Jardim, childern: Maria-Miller Manuel August Mary-Nunes Marie that died as a child --------------------------------------------------

Name: Melanie Pereira-Smith
Date: Tue Jul 5 10:37:53 2005
Email: dartwannabe@hotmail.com
Surnames: Pereira (Perara), Leira, Texeira, (Teshara), D'Oliveira

This is really all I know "for sure" (unless my Dad was mistaken...) From a letter from my (now Deceased) Father Kenneth Woodrow Anthony Pereira: (note: *** denote my comments) "– Maria was a TISHEIRA from Maderria [**MADEIRA??]. They came to Antigua some where about 1850… Grand-Dad was of course “PEREIRA”. The Family of Pereiras we [**He never said who “we” was] traced back to 1350 in Portugal. You will be ‘HORROWFIED’ to know that one of your (our) ancestors (Jose Pereira Leira de Oliveira) was hanged in Liverpool, England for Piracy around the turn of the 17th century; about, if I remember correctly 1635 or 1645". Farther down: "My Mother’s side, the Philpots and Richards were brought to “Old Road”, Antigua from the Continental US as Servants to planters in 1800. The Planters’ names were, as I said, Philpot and the other Richards. The Richards and Philpots were English." He concludes: "My Father Emanuel Antonio Pereira and Mother Estella Wilhelmina Philpot." Our family SEEMS to be connected to many of Portuguese descent in Antigua:

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Name: Sandra Frates Christoff
Date: Fri Jul 8 07:14:41 2005
Email: s1chris@hotmail.com
Surnames: Frates, Freitas, Robertson, Swazey

I am looking for information on the Frates, Freitas families that have lived in Gold Hill Nevada, Port Costa Califorina , and King County (Seattle) Washington. The only names that I have are as follows: Frank (Francis) Freitas, Mary Swazey Freitas, Amy Alice Robertson Frates, Ella Marie Frates, Ronald Frates, Louis Frates. I believe that Frank ran a boarding house/grocery store in Port Costa. Thank You --------------------------------------------------

Name: Dawn Knowles
Date: Tue Jul 12 20:15:08 2005
Email: mjdk@coralwave.com
Surnames: Pestaina

What I was told by my mother - - Three brothers emigrated from Maderia one went to Guyana one to St Kitts and one to Antigua where the name became Pestaina. My grand mother was also of Portuguese decent being a Jardin also from maderia .

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Name: L. MENDES
Date: Mon Aug 1 09:58:51 2005
Email: lh_mendes5@hotmail.com
Surnames: DaSilva, Mendes, Rodrigues

What I know is as follows: My Paternal grandmother's father Manuel F. DaSilva was from Madeira, where I don't know. The story goes that he had an abusive stepfather and one night he got tired of the beating that he and his mother received he fought back and either killed his stepfather or almost (not sure which it was) anyways he ran away from home he was about 13-16 not sure. There is some history missing as to how he got to British Guiana, anyhow he ended up in Guyana in a small vilage name Bartica he died around the 1940's or 1950's not sure (he was about 91 when he died). He had three daughters Anges from a first marriage (he married her mother on her death bed), Rita and my grandmother Amelia Rosa from a commonlaw relationship he never married their mother. Not sure if he was an only child, but if this seems familiar to anyone and they have any information that'll be great. My Paternatal grandfather was also from Madeira Jose Mendes, (not sure where in Madeira). Again there is much information missing and I've been trying to track so down but with little or no luck. I believe that he was either 1 of 5 children and the only boy he had 4 sisters. One of his sisters apparently died when she was very young. My aunt met one sister Maria (don't know her married name but her husband's name was Frank) about 15 years or so ago in the US she later died (so dead end again). I do know that she had a son not sure what his name is but I heard he was living somewhere in Indonesia or Guam. Don't know any other information about the other siblings. Anyhow the story goes that my grandmother's father when to Madeira to find a husband for her sister Rita cause she was wild and all. Anyhow Rita didn't want Jose Mendes, my grandmother who was raised in a convent was very loyal to her father and Jose fell in love with her and married her instead. They had 5 children but he died when my dad was just 18 month and my grandmother was pregnant with her last child. So any help as to where or if any family remains would be great. Rodrigues was Amelia Rosa mother there is zero information on her whether she was born in Guyana or Portugal I don't know. She hated my great- grandfather. So any information at all for this part of the family would be great. I believe she might be related to Farinhas (not sure if it spelt right)

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Name: Janet (Porter) Suhr
Date: Sun Aug 7 11:23:12 2005
Email: jpsuhr@speednet.com
Surnames: DeFrates, Garden, Greray, Porter

My cousin sent me the following newspaper article, apparently from a Springfield, IL newspaper - I can probably get more details about the exact date of the article. I would like more information about Addie (Adelaide)Garden's brothers and sisters and ancestors. I think she may be descended from the Gardens of Aberdeen, Scotland, possibly, Robert Davidson Garden. My great grandmother was Frances (Fannie) Blossom DeFrates Porter, who grew up in Springfield, IL. She and my great grandfather, George Martin Porter lived in Homer, IL "DEFRATES, MANUEL - Portugal has given Sangamon County a number of residents, and they are numbered among its most respected and useful people. Some of them have become specialists along certain lines, and the work they produce is second to none in the country. One of the best representatives of this far-away country in Sangamon County is Manuel DeFrates, residing at No. 1102 East Miller Street, Springfield. He was born on the Island of Madeira, Portugal, September 25, 1848, being a son of Anton and Josephine (Greray) DeFrates, both of Portugal. The parents came to Springfield in 1852, where the father became a peddler, thus continuing until his demise in 1905. Manuel DeFrates was brought up in Springfield, receiving an education in the public schools there. His favorite pastime during boyhood was playing ball. Later he became interested in horses and for fifteen years was engaged in the race horse business. In 1880, however, he began learning the painting and graining business, eventually embarking in this line of work. He has become so proficient along this line that he now specializes on high-class work only. A true artist, eh takes pride in his finished work and his services are in great demand all over the county. The marriage of Mr. DeFrates occurred in Springfield, in June, 1867, when he was united with Addie Garden, also a native of Portugal, a daughter of Joseph and Frances Garden, natives of the same land. Joseph Garden was a sea captain, who amassed considerable property in New York City, but did not live long to enjoy it, being drowned in the gulf of Mexico, while on one of his voyages. His widow survived him, living until about six years ago, when she too passed away in Springfield. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. DeFrates: Ervie, Henry, Bonnie, Lulu, George, Fannie and Myrkle. Mr. DeFrates' religious connections are with the First Portugal Presbyterian Church of Springfield, of which he is a member. In politics he is a Democrat, while fraternally he is a Modern Woodman, having joined in 1900. Quiet in manner, devoted to his work, conscientious in carrying out contracts, Mr. DeFrates has firmly established himself in the confidence of the business public."

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Name: shirley Greenfield
Date: Wed Aug 10 19:48:37 2005
Email: s_greenfield@hotmail.com
Surnames: Luiz, betancourt, Azevedo, Garcia, Branco, Gonsalves

Some migrated to hawaii and some to massachuttes. It is rumered that my Great Grandmother Hildegard Von Betancourt was a Baronesse, but I can find no confirmation of this.

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Name: Agnes Eras
Date: Tue Aug 23 07:54:42 2005
Email: jaeras@wanadoo.nl
Surnames: da Cambra Ferreira dos Santos

My great grandfather Lasandrio da Cambra was born in Funchal Madeira And was married to Augusta Ferreira dos Santos. They left Funchal between 1865-1870 and went to Surinam -South America Their they had 2 daughters. My grandmother Lasandrina (known as Alexandrina) and Virginia da Cambra. Hope to hear soon dffrom you Many thanks

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Name: Luiz Daniel Quintal
Date: Wed Sep 7 10:12:13 2005
Email: dquintal@ficap.com.br
Surnames: Quintal, Caires

My father was born in Madewira Island in 1935. His father called Henrique das Chagas Quintal and his mother Called Magdalena de Caires Quintal. They went to Brazil in 1936. May father died in sep 4Th 2005, and Iam looking for his ancestrals and relatives. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Katherine Farias
Date: Wed Sep 14 17:29:34 2005
Email: katherinefarias@bellsouth.net
Surnames: Faria and Farias - Moniz - Ventura

My great-grandfather was Faria I do not know his first name or my g-grand-mothers name when I find my father's birth certificate maybe I will get better information...- I know he came to the US [New England area] but I'm not sure when, maybe 1800's. My grand-father [his son] was Manuel Faria and I don't know how many other children my g-grandfather had but my GRAND-father married a French Candian woman and together they had Aunt Amelia Farias [Machado]- they divorced and he married Angela Moniz [Farias], which is what is on my father's military info and certificate but I remember my father telling me her name was Ventura....I'm not sure if that was a married name AFTER my grand-father died or what. But now I am looking at Moniz as a name. They are all deceased and i live so far away from many of my cousins that I'm not sure I will every find the information I seek. It is a little dis-heartening. I was told though that Faria is a Sephardic name. Whether or not we are sephardic remains to be seen. The Jews are such intelligent people and so resourceful, I'm sure we are not. However, I am married to a Jewish man and admire and love the Jewish people. I have found out recenlty that my great-grandfather came from Madeira. I don't know my great-grandmother or what her maiden name was....just the men in our family...we always lived far from them as my dad was in the military and my grand-father died when I was a child.

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Name: Paula Fernandes
Date: Mon Sep 26 15:21:50 2005
Email: paulafernandes2001@yahoo.com
Surnames: Texeira, Fernandes

Texeira is said to be one of the founding families of Madeira. They were originally explorers (according to my cousin). The family along with many Fernandes, left Madeira for what was then British Guiana. My Great Great Grandfather, John Fernandes settled there and bought ice from Canada to make ice houses (marble storage below ground) - so the story goes. My Great Grandfather, Manuel or Emanuel Fernandes married Guillamena Texeira and left Guiana with their 6 or 7 children to England. Sorry, I'm hopeless with the spellings! I have pictures of John Fernandes and all the birth/death certificates. It's very interesting. I must have many ancestors out there....

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Name: Amy Budzienski
Date: Mon Oct 10 15:32:27 2005
Email:
Cheergrl8684@aol.com
Surnames: Gomes (Gomez), Rodgriguez-could be spelt wrong, Rodgers, Somerville, Budzienski, Scheinle-could also be spelt wrong, Jerold, Bealand

I come to find out my Great Grandmothers name is Amelia Gomes who married John Rodgriguez. They lived in Guyana, South America. They had 3 kids: John Jr., Olga and Estele. John Jr. Rodgriguez would be my grandfather who married Ethel Vera Somerville. Their first child was Bernard, the name was changed to Rodgers in 1955 when my mother was born, Audrey Rennia. My mother married to Joseph Walter Budzienski, son of Stanley and Emma Sheinle(spell check) who were born in Checkloslovokia. My father has 4 other brothers and sisters. John, Ethel, Stanley Jr. and Rosanne. John is married to Michelle G. they have three kids: Lynn Beanland, John Jr., and Lori Budzienski. Ethel married Fred Adams:2 kids Scott and Fred Jr. Adams. Stanley has passed and has 1 girl of his own. Roseanne Budzienski is divorced with 3 children Megan, Melissa, and Mark Martinez. Olga has 1 Child named Bunny who lives in Fl., who has 2 children. Estele has 3 children: Anita, Al and Maryanne.

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Name: Amy
Date: Mon Oct 10 17:04:41 2005
Email: Cheergrl8684@aol.com
Surnames: Rodrigues(Rodgers), Gomes, DeFratis(sp), Somerville, Carey

I come to find it is spelt Rodgrigues. My Great grandfather is John Frances Rodrigues whose mothers maiden name is DeFratis(sp). Amelia Gomes(Born in British Guinia) married John Rodrigues(Born in Maderia). Emanuel Gomes was my Great Uncle. Amelia and John had a son named John Jr. Who Married my Grandmother Veronica Somerville who was born in Liverpool, England. Her parents names were Bernard Francis and Elizabeth Carey. Both who were born in Dublin Island.

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Name: john cambra
Date: Tue Oct 25 10:09:22 2005
Email: chaylat;philippeà@wanadoo.fr;
Surnames: cambra

cambra joames francisc

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Name: Michelle Jones
Date: Thu Oct 27 01:46:38 2005
Email: mymjones9@yahoo.com
Surnames: FERNANDES, FERREIRA,

THEY CAME HERE BY 1920 FROM MADRIA TO LOWELL, MASS THEN ABOUT 8 YEARS LATER WENT TO SAN PEDRO, CA .

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Name: Priscilla
Date: Sun Oct 30 12:36:27 2005
Email: reispris@isu.edu
Surnames: Reis, Rejo, Gomes

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Name: Don D. De Freitas
Date: Wed Nov 9 02:19:07 2005
Email: hanidon@btinternet.com
Surnames: De FREITAS

Family from Park Hill SVG father's name: Joseph (known locally as "Baby") Mother's nmae: Arlinda (known locally as Linda). Any details would be most welcome - I would particularly like to know about grand parents and their siblings. and try to link the various stands of the family together.

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Name: l mcginness
Date: Mon Nov 14 14:24:39 2005
Email: lisamae_55@hotmail.com
Surnames: ferreira/moniz/farinha/pestano

Jose Ferreira from Madeira married Rosa Moniz also from Madeira. Children from that marriage born in British Guiana are Francis, Jose, Belvera, and Antonio. Francis married a Julia Roza, Jose married a Serrao and Belvera married Guilherme Farinha(Father Farinha, mother Pestano both from Madeira-other siblings Manuel, Philomena, Adelaide who married Joseph De Freitas. Looking for any tracing of family in Madeira.

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Name: Joao Britulo RODRIGUES PESTANA
Date: Fri Nov 25 15:29:36 2005
Email: a.pestana@xtra.co.nz
Surnames: RODRIGUES&PESTANA

SON OF:Joao Abraham Martinho PESTANA (light houseman)_served in azors islands and madeira lastpost was sao jorge in madeira before immigrating to south africa and:Maria Estela Rodrigues(school teacher) GRANDSON OF:paternal-Jose Mario PESTANA and Laura Nobrega PESTANA.(Funchal) -Maternal-Francisco Rodrigues.(Machico) -Antonia Rosa. FAMILY CAN NOT BE TRACED DUE TO A FIRE IN FUNCHAL OR LISBON...?...!

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Name: rosalie correa norton
Date: Wed Dec 21 10:32:46 2005
Email: leerosie1@cox.et
Surnames: correa

grandfather, julian correa had 1 son, Herculano Correa, with wife, Felipa Rodarte, another son was born out of wedlock, Esteban Correa.

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Name: rui alberto teixeira abreu
Date: Tue Dec 27 00:58:42 2005
Email: rui.abreu@btinternet.com
Surnames: FERRO

MY GRANDAD'S NAME IS JOAO DE ABREU FERRO FROM ROSARIO S.VICENTE

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Name: johnny
Date: Fri Dec 30 23:42:16 2005
Email: jd_scooch@hotmail.com
Surnames: escorcio

i dont know much

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Name: Helena Vea
Date: Mon Jan 9 04:01:55 2006
Email: rwshv@hotmail.com
Surnames: FARIA

I'm looking for my father who was born somewhere in Portugal then came to Australia in the 1970's. He met my mother around 1976, and I was the result of their relationship. My father was then deported back to Portugal when I was 2 years old in 1979. We have never heard from him since. My mother tells me that he was known as "Jack" so I'm tipping his Portuguese name would be Joaquim and his surname is Faria. I'm getting married this year and would really love to meet my father. All I know is that he came to Australia and lived in Surry Hills in Sydney. I was born in September 1977 and he would have been deported in in 1979. He would have only been in his 20's at the time. If anyone knows anything PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME OUT. Thank you

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Name:
Date: Mon Jan 9 15:04:05 2006
Email: cbostoncon@AOL
Surnames: Madeira of Madera

The Madeiras were filigree Jewery makers in Portugal.They owned the three islands of Medora off the coast of Spain.During the religious persecution of the 16 century they moved to Holland. Later, they moved to America to the Delaware Bay.

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Name: Carlo Gianni Pio
Date: Tue Jan 10 02:39:25 2006
Email: Carlo.pio@eskom.co.za
Surnames: Pio

Do not know anything.

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Name: Isabel Maria Agrela (Luizinho) Medeiros
Date: Wed Jan 11 21:35:35 2006
Email: Izzy53@comcast.net
Surnames: Luizinho, Agrela,

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Name: Dawn
Date: Sat Jan 14 22:37:40 2006
Email: lizzy156@hotmail.com
Surnames: christie,morrison and mccormack

all i know is that my parents are from jamaica,and i don't know my grandparents or great grandparents. i would like to know where they came form --------------------------------------------------

Name: Marisa Stampfli
Date: Mon Jan 23 16:24:07 2006
Email: marisastam@hotmail.com
Surnames: MARQUEZ, TARQUINI, STAMPFLI

FRANK LEO MARQUEZ - MADEIRA 1880 TO TRINIDAD SIMONE JEAN TARQUINI - CORSICA 1870 TO VENEZUELA TO TRINIDAD ARNOLD 'POPS' STAMPFLI - SWITZERLAND 1886 - TO TRINIDAD

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Name: Joe Mendonca
Date: Mon Feb 6 03:46:53 2006
Email: joemendonca@gmail.com
Surnames: MENDONCA

Jose de Mendonca, travelled in the late 1800's to the Hawaiian islands. Not much information, so anything would be very appreciated.

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Name: Donna
Date: Mon Feb 6 05:13:29 2006
Email: dsieverl@ed.umuc.edu
Surnames: Gomes (Elmina)

As far as I've been told our family was sent in exile right after WWI because they were on the wrong side (German). But we supposedly go back to the 1400's when F. Gomes started his African trade. After opening up Africa (under the crown), the family moved from Lisboa to Madeira. The Elmina was added to the name after our ancestor found mines in Ghana. I don't know how much of this is true. Supposedly the family kept on as marine merchants until slavery was abolished in England. And, the family crest had two negro heads with gold rings in their noses.

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Name: Cindy Simmons
Date: Thu Feb 9 13:57:35 2006
Email: cindysimo@yahoolcom
Surnames: Gomes Andrade

Jose Gomes b. 1 Jan 1860 Sao Roque, Funchal, M. 1881 to Augusta de Jesus father's last name Andrade. Augusta b. 1862 Madeira.

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Name: Jandia
Date: Wed Feb 15 06:14:14 2006
Email: jandiacorreia31@hotmail.co.uk
Surnames: DOS SANTOS CORREIA

I JUST WANT TO KNOW ABOUT MY FATHER ANCESTORS WHO'S COMES FROM MADEIRA

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Name: mary querino
Date: Tue Feb 21 07:16:15 2006
Email: maryday36@hotmail.co.uk
Surnames: QUERINO

hi am looking for anyone how can help me,my granparents names are antonis querino and theresa querino there lived at 114 george street werken rust would like to known more about tham ,i known there had a lot of kids my dad being one of tham his name was julian henrick querino he was born in british guiana,he had a siser could cecelia.so if there is anyone out there who can help me . manythanks.

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Name:
Date: Mon Feb 27 21:21:23 2006
Email: albanianr@earthlink.net
Surnames: Philip Nicholas

Exiled from Albania

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Name: Melissa Heilman
Date: Sun Mar 26 09:55:47 2006
Email: fuelr57@comcast.net
Surnames: DeFrates, DeFreitas, Rodrigues, Roderick, Rodericks, Casto

My grandfather, Herbert Henry DeFrates's mother, Sarah Rodrigues, was born 4/20/86 in Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal. Sarah had a sister, Theresa M., born in 1882 in Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal. Sarah & Theresa's father, Joseph Rodrigues was born 12/10/1853 in Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal. I am just trying to get some background.

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Name: rui nunes
Date: Thu Mar 30 13:53:24 2006
Email: rnunesm3@msn.com
Surnames: nunes

hi i am from madeira , funchal travessa das torres left in 1974 pai alvaro gaspar mae maria olga

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Name: Liam Kelly
Date: Thu Apr 6 14:16:15 2006
Email: liam_kelly@hotmail.com
Surnames: D'Ornellas

Fransisco Valentino D'Ornellas left Maderia to live in Liverpool, England around 1899 he came to Britian in 1901 but he went to other countries before hand. He left his father, mother, three sisters and brother (Antonio D'Ornellas). He lived in Funchal, Madeira and his father was a dry goods merchant. I am not sure but i think his sisters names were maria - Angelise or something like them names...

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Name: R M
Date: Sun Apr 9 12:53:40 2006
Email: emeraldnest@comcast.net
Surnames: DeFreitas, Jardim

Domingos DeFreitas, wife Antonia Jardim, 5 childtren all born between 1904 & 1914. Moved to New Bedford, Mass. around 1920. The children all stayed in the states, but thier parents moved back to portugal.

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Name: Antonio Goncalves (Tony)
Date: Tue Apr 11 05:21:30 2006
Email: tony.jardim@lsgza.co.za
Surnames: JARDIM

Very little except that I'm trying to put my family tree together. I know as far as I've been able to work out that I'm the 5th generation to have the name of Antonio Goncalves Jardim and that my forefather's carried a nickname of "da levada". My grandfather left Madeira round about October 1927 destined for South Africa, entering the port in Mozambique same time in November 1927. My father also came to South Africa some time before the war, but came in through Cape Town. If anyone can shead light on this family history I'd be grateful.

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Name: racquel
Date: Sun Apr 16 07:19:31 2006
Email: racquelsf@hotmail.com
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Name: Lidia van der Wolf
Date: Tue May 2 12:45:25 2006
Email: lidiavanderwolf@euronet.nl Surnames: Araujo Sol

My father was Antonio Araújo Sol. He was born in Madeira on the 26th of September 1908 and died in Curaçao on the 17th November 1964. I am interrested to know whether there are still family of my father living in Madeira.

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Name: Simon Hamilton
Date: Tue May 16 09:59:22 2006
Email: littlemalcolm@hotmail.co.uk
Surnames: Pereira, Fernandes

90 percent sure they are from Madeira. Dads maternal great grandfather was born in Guyana or Trinidad, circa 1877. Named John Verne Pereira. Great grandparents called Sebastian Pereira and Julia Fernandes. Settled in Alloa in Clackmannan Scotland. A grocer. This possibly hints at calvanisto origins, though i'm not sure. There may be some mixing of race as dark skin and other features still present down the generations.

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Name: Katherine Silva
Date: Sun May 28 07:45:39 2006
Email: skippy0824@comcast.net
Surnames: Silva,Jesus

About my grandfater,his name was Antonio Pinheieo Silva,on his citizenship papers his name is listed as Antonio DaVargem DaSilva.I know he was from the Maderia Islands.He was born on May 10 1897.His fathers name was Antonio Pinheieo Silva also.His mothers name was Vincencia Jesus.I do not know if he had brothes or sisters.My grandfather died when I was a baby.On a recent trip to Portugal, I was told the DaVargem part of our name meant "from the fields".I'm still trying to pinpoint when my grandfather came to the USA.I know he setteled in California where he met my grandmother.They had 3 children,2 boys and 1 girl. Any information would be greatly appreciated.Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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Name: Daniel Robinson
Date: Mon May 29 16:34:29 2006
Email: tandy409@hotmail.com
Surnames: BAPTISTA

My grandfather was a exile from the island of madeira because of his protestant beliefs. He and his parents were part of the ilinois steelers. i am hoping someone could help me find some information about him. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Carmen da Silva
Date: Thu Jun 15 06:20:05 2006
Email: cvbogaard@yahoo.co.uk
Surnames: DA SILVA

My GG Grandparents left Sao Jorge, Madeira for the US (I believe Hawaii). My G grandfather who was a baby was kidnapped off the boat by his nanny. The GG grandparents only realised this once the ship had left port. Once they reached their final destination they sent money to the nanny so that she would look after the child and bring him up. He married (don't know who) but they had my grandfather Joao Paulo da Silva who married Conceicao and had Emiliano Paulo da Silva and Joao Alberto da Silva. Both my grandparents died in late 1980s/early 1990s in Sao Jorge. My father emigrated to South Africa in the early 1960s and married my mother, Maria Vera Caetano also from Sitio do Jogo da Bola, Sao Jorge and had me and my brother, Samuel Paulo da Silva. My uncle, Joao Alberto married Rita and had 3 daughters, Tania, Patricia and Raquel. They all emigrated to South Africa in the 1980s where my uncle died in a car accident. Rita and the girls moved back to Funchal, Madeira. I believe that that the girls are either studying or living in the UK. Have lost touch with them. Would love to hear from them and from any relations from Hawaii who I believe were in Madeira at the time of my grandparents' funerals.

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Name: Valerie
Date: Wed Jun 28 06:38:54 2006
Email: daval@caribsurf.com
Surnames: Lobo, Gomez, de Freitas

Lobo ancestors settled in Barbados, West Indies. Isaac Clement d'Azevedo Lobo married Lillian Alicia Theodora Boyle, whose ancestors were from Ireland. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Tryggve Gestrin
Date: Thu Jun 29 05:41:54 2006
Email: tryggve.gestrin@espoo.fi
Surnames: Correia (Corrêa), Henriques, Seisal (Seixal)

I'm interested in the ancestors of the Portuguese ambassador José Mauricio Correia Henriques (1802-1874). He was married to Alexandrine (Aline) Stjernvall from Finland. J. M. Correia Henriques was the first count of Seisal. The question is, is Seisal equal to the village of Seixal on Madeira? If anyone has information on this topic I should be very interested to hear it.

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Name: Deborah Causky
Date: Sun Jul 2 16:20:35 2006
Email: short_dog955@hotmail.com
Surnames: DeFrates, Causky,

I know Causky is a Russian name. My father name is Paul Causky,his father name is John Causky my mother name is Sandra L DeFrates,my grandmother is Esther. I would like to know my ancestors from both sides

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Name: F.Mugu
Date: Tue Jul 4 04:50:21 2006
Email: Mugu@aol.com
Surnames: MUGU

Nothing much but if you know anything please let me know

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Name: Kevin
Date: Wed Jul 5 06:06:51 2006
Email: jedidiahfire@hotmail.com
Surnames: D'Andrade

Not alot. All I have been told by my dad Anthony D'Andrade is that my great grandfather (Manuel D'Andrade)might have ran from his service in the Portuguese Army and inhabited Trinidad, West Indies. I would like to know more.

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Name: JOSE MANUEL MORREIRA SPINOLA
Date: Wed Jul 5 18:15:05 2006
Email: jspinola@optusnet.com.au
Surnames: SPINOLA

THEY GREW UP IN MACHICO MADEIRA

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Name: Manuel Joaquim
Date: Fri Jul 14 14:46:57 2006
Email: mjoaquim1@cs.com
Surnames: joaquim, joaquin, gonsalves

The Joaquim or Joaquin family lived in the town of Sao Vicente. Jose Joaquim was born in December 1880 and he and his wife and there three young boys emigrated to the US about 1910-1912. Jose's wife was named Delphina Gonsalves and she lived in a town close to Sao Vicente called Sitio da Terrachua.

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Name: Melissa DeFrates Heilman
Date: Sun Jul 23 07:53:31 2006
Email: fuelr57@comcast.net
Surnames: DeFrates, Rodrigues, Rodericks

My father's side of the family is from Madeira Islands, Funchal, Portugal. My great-grandmother was Sarah Rodrigues whose father was Joseph Rodrigues whose father was Emmanuel Rodrigues. Apparantely in Portugal the Rodrigues's went by Rodericks - still a little unclear. Most of my father's side of the family is from the Jacksonville, Illinois area.

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Name: Juan Sardinha
Date: Thu Aug 3 12:39:51 2006
Email: sardinha@adelphia.net
Surnames: Correia, Sardinha, Abreu

My root came from Faja da Ovelha in Madeira. The first Sardinha married in 1583 them by 1800 star to move to Porto Muniz. I just want to know from where came the first Sardinha. Leonel SArdinha Married Maria Gil in Calheta in 1542. Before that no news.

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Name: gerald jardim
Date: Sat Aug 5 17:03:20 2006
Email: g.jardim@tiscali.co.za
Surnames: martins gomes chiao da silva / goncalves salgado jardim

at this moment only that there are probable sephardic connections or from north of portugal. jardim is unique to madeira as someone had to change their name to a locale such as 'jardim' do mar. also 'chiao'i have never seen before. i would definetly like to know more!

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Name: Paulo Jorge Rodrigez Fernandes
Date: Sun Aug 6 17:32:04 2006
Email: PFERNANDES1@Tampa.RR.Com
Surnames: Maria Lourdes Rodrigez de Pao

She is my mother.Used to live in Pawtucket R.I. Moved back in 1988 ,born in 1925.Worked at American Insulated Wire in the same town

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Name: Feleciano
Date: Wed Aug 9 18:08:58 2006
Email: fpverallo@yahoo.com
Surnames: Verallo

meaning of my name

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Name: Becky Enos
Date: Fri Sep 1 01:02:52 2006
Email: Beenos1218@msn.com
Surnames: Defrates/Day/Derringer

They exiled from Madeira to Jacksonville, Illinois. Emaunuel and Matilda Jesse Jacinth (jacinto) I know they had at least one child. My great great grandfather George Jerome Defrates Day.

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Name: Becky Enos
Date: Fri Sep 1 01:15:47 2006
Email: Beenos1218@msn.com
Surnames: Defrates/Day/Derringer

They exiled from Madeira to Jacksonville, Illinois. Emaunuel and Matilda Jesse Jacinth (jacinto) I know they had at least one child. My great great grandfather George Jerome Defrates Day who married Lucretia Deringer, and they had nine children .

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Name: Michael Rego
Date: Sun Sep 3 03:29:58 2006
Email: michaelrrego@aol
Surnames: REGO

Presently, the farthest back our link goes is with Antonio Joaquina do Rego of Canico, who married Maria J. de Jesus, they had a son Leandro Antonio do Rego, who became a squire of Canico, and went on to marry Maria Clara Bettencourt of Santa Cruz in 1806. Her father Agostinho Antonio Bettencourt was a Lieutenant in the Militia. A witness to Leandro’s wedding, was Francisco Jose do Rego, an Army Captain. From this marriage, are recorded 8 children, namely; Agostinho Albino b.1807, Jose b.1808, Fortunata b.1811, Antonio b.1812, Abilio b.1816, Silvino b.1819, Maria (1) b.1822-22 who died an infant, Maria (2) b.1824. The eldest son Agostinho Albino, became a landowner, and in 1842 he married Leocadia A. de Gouveia from Sao Pedro, a district of Funchal. They produced 11 children over a period of twenty-five years, from Virginia b.1843 to Eulalia b.1868, and it is among these children that half of our REGO family commenced emigration to Demerara. ------------------------------------------ During the 1830s and 1840s there was much famine in Madeira, and many people adults and children alike, commenced a new life emigrating to Brazil, Demerara, Trinidad, England, Hawaii, America and elsewhere. The failings in the vineyards due to a fungus disease, caused many families to suffer hardship, as over half the population was involved with wine making, and eventually these families looked elsewhere for a brighter future. The first official emigration from Madeira to Demerara commenced in 1835, ceasing between 1842-46, then re-established with a vengeance in the 1850s due to the bulk of the population on the brink of starvation for the grape harvest which had totally failed yet again. Emigration continued in large numbers, until the early 1870s, whereby the numbers slowed down. Between 1872 to 1900 a total of 17,200 people are recorded leaving the island of Madeira, however not all were emigrating, some, mainly English and other Europeans were returning home with their families, who had been involved in the Madeira wine trade. British Guiana (BG); the first Portuguese immigrants to arrive in 1835 were indentured labourers employed and tied to a sugar estates, replacing the slaves who had been granted freedom by the British in 1834 and did not want to be associated with plantation life. The first batch of indentured labourers were allocated to a plantation, and employed in various duties with a monthly wage, weekly rations, clothing if needed, and a contact for 5 years, after which a parcel of land was granted, or free return passage home. The field labourers coming into British Guiana during the 1830s-1860s, were not only Portuguese, but British, European, African, West Indian, Bahamas, Chinese, and for the greater part East Indian, they arrived in their 1000s each year up until 1917. In May 1857 the BG government voted funds to introduce more Portuguese immigrants, this time non-indentured and free to choose their own employment. Therefore from this date, besides labourers coming into Demerara, others brought their families and their servants adding to the rank of business people, as shopkeepers and clerks and landowners. By 1860 the majority of the Portuguese in Demerara were in shopkeeping, business, owners of property, however they had little involvement in politics, there interest lay in commerce. ------------------------------------------ The first recorded emigration in the family tree, was Leandro Augusto do Rego, who accompanied Antonio Coelho in 1872 for Demerara. Leandro returned to Madeira two years later, and in 1874 set sail for Demerara taking in his care, two of his sisters, Carlota b.1853 and Maria Magdalena b.1858 for the residence of Manoel da Silva. All three departed in an British vessel “E. W. Cohoon” in September, and arrived and settled in Demerara. Carlota then c.1875 married Manoel de Silva, but he shortly died, and on 3 March 1881, aged 27, she re-married to Joseph d’Abreu at St.Peter’s RC church. However with 3 children, her second husband died, and again she re-married on 30 October 1892 to Bernard Sina Gomes at St.John the Baptist RC church, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. The next to depart for Demerara in 1879, was Alfredo Luis do Rego (born 1866), aged 13, he was accompanied by Manoel da Silva, (his brother-in- law), who had married his elder sister, Carlota Rego. Alfredo sailed aboard the British vessel “Shannon” obtaining a receipt for Reis 20,000 the equivalent of £4 3s 4d for his passage. Upon his arrival he stayed with his sister, Carlota. He was not long in Demerara when he got married there in 1886, Aged 19, to Adelaide Ferrerira, Aged 17, having an occupation of Storekeeper. Alfredo & Adelaide, are recorded as having 10 children, although this number may be incomplete, due to the difficulty in proving and obtaining birth, marriage, death copy certificates in Guyana. The first child was Alfred b.1887, followed by, Peter about b.1890, Alexandra b.1892, Christana b.1894, John b.1896, Elviera b.1899, Ermelinda b.1902, Herman b.1905, Cecil about b.1908, Beatrice b.1912. Of the above, only Alfred and Peter are recorded as having married. Alfred b.1887, married about 1919 to Philomena Rodrigues and they produced two children, Noel b.1919, Eric b.1921. Unfortunately, Philomena (Phyllis) died shortly after her second birth, and Alfred later remarried several years later in 1926, to Olive Dos Santos, whereby 2 more children were born, Dione Maria b.1942, Mervin b.1943. Another departure from Madeira to Demerara, was Alexandre b.1855, he emigrated (date to be confirmed c1870), to the village of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. He had two partners and 3 children prior to his marriage to Wilhermina Vincente, from which they successfully produced 10 children, namely; Palmira b.1899, Stephen b.1900, Maria b.1902, Alexander b.1903, Eleanora b.1904, Rosa Maria b.1906, Maria Philomena b.1907, Winston b.1911, Francis b.1913, Thelma b.1915. The final and sixth family member to depart from Madeira to Demerara, was Cristiano b.1862, he emigrated in September 1884, Age 21, settling in Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. He married about 1890 having 2 girls, Eulalie b.1891, Adelaide b.1893. ------------------------------------------ The Rego’s who emigrated to Demerara between 1872-1884, generally lived there for one or two generations, but did not settle. From the outbreak of world-war two, several joined the allied forces, and did not return to British Guiana, others started to emigrate from BG as the troubles commenced in the mid 1950s, these internal disputes and fighting continued in British Guiana right up to its Independence in May 1966, resulting in Guyana becoming a Republic in 1970. The internal conflict continued, basically between the African and East Indian peoples, which precipitated a mass exodus from Guyana, of the former Europeans, to countries such as USA, Canada, and the UK. Alexandre Rego b.1855, who emigrated from Madeira to Demerara about 1870, had; son, Stephen b.1900, emigrated with his wife Laura and family to USA. son, Winston b.1911 moved to Aruba. daughter, Thelma b.1915 moved with husband Francis Blanchard and family to UK. granddaughter, Mary b.1919 moved to USA. grandson, Ramon b.1934 moved with his wife Barbara to Canada. granddaughter, Camile b.1935 moved with husband Paul Isaacs and family to The Bahamas granddaughter, Esme b.1937 moved with husband and children to Venezuela. granddaughter, Audrey b.1940 moved with husband David Statham to Canada. granddaughter, Pauline b.1944 moved with family and husband William Bryant to Canada. grandson, G. Alexander b.1949 moved to Canada. grandson, Patrick b.1951 moved to Canada. Cristiano Rego b.1862, who emigrated from Madeira to Demerara in 1884, had; daughter, Adelaide b.1893 moved to Canada. Alfredo Rego b.1866, who emigrated from Madeira to Demerara in 1879, had; son, Alfred b.1887, moved with wife Olive and family to USA. grandson, Noel b.1919 moved to UK. grandson, Eric b.1921 moved with wife Sheila and family to USA. granddaughter, Dione b.1942 moved to USA. grandson, Mervin b.1943 moved to USA. The only REGO’s still living in Demerara are Paul b.1964 and Damian b.1967, both sons of Romeo b.1932 who died in 1968, leaving his widow Evelyn (nee Gomes) to look after their two children. My name is Michael Rego, I reside in Yorkshire, UK, with my family and parents.

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Name: Annailla Ferreira
Date: Sun Sep 3 07:45:19 2006
Email: annailla_2000@yahoo.com
Surnames: Ferreira

I would like to know more, what I do know is our Grandfathe: Oscar Ferreira came to Jamaica with his father from Portugual who we believed came to work for a shipping port, unsure if it is Maderia or Porto and settled in Jamaica would like to know more, recently visited Portugual for 2 weeks we met a family who looked very much like our own family and also had the Ferreira name which was very weird but interesting. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Alexander Ferreira
Date: Sun Sep 3 08:02:38 2006
Email: novamae@londonheights .freeserve.co.uk
Surnames: Ferreira

Tracing information on my greatfather came from Maderia or Porto between 1860-1870 arrived in Jamaica with 4 children to work for the British Government. The family settled in jamaica. Great grandfather returning to europe didn't return to jamaica whatever happened to him unknown. He travelled to the west indies with members of his family 3 brothers they settled in different islands which is also unknown, which was around 1860-1875 --------------------------------------------------

Name: luis antonio nobrega caires
Date: Fri Sep 8 20:36:09 2006
Email: lacnobrega@hotmail.com
Surnames: NOBREGA CAIRES

Tengo una tia llamada rosa y su marido se llama juan, tienen dos hijos que se llaman sam y denis, viven en la ciudad de sydnei australia, Yo vivo en venezuela, me gustaria tener contactos a traves de la red de internet con ellos. si algien los conoce, favor comunicar la direccion de correo electronico. gracias de antemano.

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Name: Imelda
Date: Sun Sep 10 11:23:31 2006
Email: imeldat1@verizon.net
Surnames: Sherrett

Hi, My maternal great Grandmother was Jesuina Pontes (DePontes). My great Grandfather was Francis Pontes (DePontes). My great grandmother was Jesuina Fernandes before she married Francis Pontes (DePontes). They lived at Chateau Margot, on the East Cost, Demerara, Guyana (British Guiana). My grandmother Philomena Pontes (DePontes)was born at Chateau Margot on 5th of September 1896.She married Manuel Pereira Serrao (of Triumph Village) on 14th of September 1913. My mother, Ursula Pereira Serrao,was born 22nd December 1916. My mother married James Milton Sherrett. I want to know if anyone knew of my great grand parents, and what part of Madeira they came from.

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Name: Bella r Nunes
Date: Thu Sep 14 02:28:28 2006
Email: ssg01@telkomsa.net
Surnames: Nunes and barreto ( Bothma )

Not much that i know but i am looking and hoping someone can help me find my biological family / relatives that as far as i know are somewhere is south africa, possible western cape Nunes is my relatives that i am looking for and barreto is my brothers relatives My mothers name was Fernanda andre martin nunes (married Bothma) and had second child from Barreto kids taken away given up for adoption boy and girls Iwas born 21/8/1971 My mother was born 12 July 1954 lived in pretoria before coming to cape town seems i was born in pretoria before going to cape town, paarl area, baptised in brooklyn/milnerton church , that seems to be all i have so if there is anyone who could possibly help me please i would be forever gratefull thank you

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Name: Alistair Duncan
Date: Fri Sep 15 06:30:09 2006
Email: gonsalves_ancestory@yahoo.c o.uk
Surnames: Gonsalves, Pompilho, Mattos, Comacho, de Freitas, Souza

George (probaly anglised form of Jorge)Gonsalves Madeira to British Guiana 1840's? son Manuel or Manoel - had two children Carlos Conrado and Ida (who married Warren). Carlos Conrado Gonsalves married 1) Maria Adelaide Castelo Branco FERNANDES - divorced Barbados married 2) Quinino POMPILHO. From what I know traded in British Guiana from about 1840's to 1920's. Carlos Conrado joined up with Manoel PEREIRA and Joao Pedro SANTOS to form J.P.SANTOS. Carlos Conrado had 4 children from first marriage; Estella, Aurelio b.1890 d.1933), Juliet and Judith (d.1954). Would be very much interested in when George Gonsalves came from Madeira and why. Would like to hear of any connections to the above and descendants

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Name: J. Anthony B. Pestaina
Date: Wed Sep 20 14:55:21 2006
Email: anthonyp@actol.net
Surnames: Pestaina

Great Grand Father came to Antigua from Maderia

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Name: Don D De FREITAS
Date: Fri Sep 22 04:56:52 2006
Email: defreitas262@btinternet.com
Surnames: De FREITAS

My details are already listed, except that I have upgraded my computer to Broadband and, as a result, I have been given a new e-mail address. Mail will not get to me by using the old address. Thanks to all those who responded.

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Name: Don D De FREITAS
Date: Fri Sep 22 07:00:01 2006
Email: defreitas262@btinternet.com
Surnames: De FREITAS

My details are listed already. My e-mail address has changed from hanidon@btopenworld.com to defreitas262@btinternet.com - this is because our computer is now on broadband and we have been given a new e-mail address by BT. E-mail sent via the old address will not get to me.

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Name: ken
Date: Fri Sep 22 09:46:26 2006
Email: kbutler@mweb.co.za
Surnames: Vierra

i know nothing and am merely trying my best to help out a good friend who is desperatly trying to trace any information on his father who is Karel Vierra and was born in South Africa in 1949.

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Name: joao aparecido de lima
Date: Tue Oct 3 00:03:21 2006
Email: jackpoa@brturbo.com.br
Surnames: rodrigues caldeira;de lima;

My family name Rodrigues Caldeira is from Achadas da Cruz is from my mother's side and de Lima is from Porto Moniz from my father's side and both families arrived in Brazil in the beggining of last century about 1910. I1m looking for more informations about the rest of family and for more history about our family saga!

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Name: Marco A. Barreto Modesto
Date: Thu Oct 5 15:27:23 2006
Email: marcoabmod(-AT.)gmail.com
Surnames: Barreto, Gomes, Gouveia

My grandfather was born in 1905 in Porto Moniz: Francisco Gomes Barreto. My grandmother was born in 1918 in Sítio Ribeira da Vaca (Ponta do Pargo). Joana de França Gouveia Barreto. They came to Brazil in 1945 to Rio de Janeiro (Campo Grande). I know that there are relatives in Brazil, Madeira, South Africa, Venezuela and USA.

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Name: Alistair Duncan
Date: Sat Oct 7 07:16:51 2006
Email: aaduncan2010@yahoo.co.uk
Surnames: Gonsalves, Goncalves, Pompilio, de Mattos, Warren, Camacho, de Freitas, Souza - BRITISH GUIANA

Have already posted information recently but have new email address (as above) - please ignore gonsalves_ancestory@yahoo.co.uk Have seen similiar names on message boards as mine but there does not seem to be a connection but would still like to hear from anyone who sees similiar. Someone has mentioned J.P. Santos which Carlos Conrado Gonsalves became partner with in 1902. Also there is a family connection to a firm based in London which was in existance until 1970's - company name: Pereira & Gonsalves (Export business) - would like to hear from anyone who has this connection.

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Name: Lia Marie Marquez
Date: Mon Oct 9 18:24:50 2006
Email: kipacetan@yahoo.com
Surnames: Marquez,Castro,De la Guerra,Ortega, Cota, Larios,Cabrillo, Carrillo,

Im trying to fing out my family tree and find out the connection to Native American ancestory

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Name: Ingrid Reid
Date: Fri Oct 13 06:46:56 2006
Email: ingrid@danspartner.nl
Surnames: Rego, Ferreira

Looking for ancestors of Alfredo Luis de Rego b.1866 married in 1886 to Adelaide Ferreira b. 1869. The first child was Alfred b.1887, followed by, Peter about b.1890, Alexandra b.1892, Christana b.1894, John b.1896, Elviera b.1899, Ermelinda b.1902, Herman b.1905, Cecil about b.1908, Beatrice b.1912. My mother is Beatrice b.1912 in British Guiana, married to Kenneth L.Reid b.1922 married April 1945. The first child is Paul b.1946,followed by Ingrid b.1947, André b.1951, Franco b.1953, Aleta b.1957 Also seeking information of my cousins Dione Rego b.1942, Mervin Rego b.1943 living somewhere in the USA. Like to get in contact with Michael Rego in Yorkshire, UK, Would like to hear from anyone who has this connection.

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Name: Simon Hamilton
Date: Fri Oct 13 07:38:00 2006
Email: littlemalcolm@hotmail.co.uk
Surnames: Pereira, Fernandez

Have left a note already. Want to know more about Sebastian and Julia Fernandez who moved to Alloa in Scotland circa 1890 (possibly) There son was John Verne Pereira. One can presume they were Calvinist exiles to Trinidad (or elsewhere in West Indies) I really want more info. It's been difficult to trace things because my fathers Luso Caribbean roots are a product of an illicit affair out of wedlock. The Iberian roots are genetic but in terms of names and dates its stuck at a dead end. Please if any one knows these names please write me. Also why does the name Fernandez sometimes get spelt with a Z in Portugese?

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Name: Edmar Antonio Calaça
Date: Sat Oct 21 17:44:28 2006
Email: CALACA@INGEGO.ORG
Surnames: Calaça, Mariano, Cândido

Sou descendente de Mariano Cândido da Silva

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Name: linda ripatti
Date: Thu Oct 26 21:07:30 2006
Email: viaripatti@gmail.com
Surnames: violet silva,dominic mendonsa

All I really know is that both my grandparants came from the Azores . My grandma was from Grisoza but I,m not so sure about my grandfather, he dead when my mom was young. My moms sur name is Laura Mendonsa born in santa cruz california in 1916 she had brothers John,Leonard,and sister Leonor.

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Name: linda ripatti
Date: Thu Oct 26 21:43:41 2006
Email: viaripatti@gmail.com
Surnames: violet silva,dominic mendonsa

All I really know is that both my grandparants came from the Azores . My grandma was from Graciosa her maiden name was Violet Silva,her sister was Maria Silva married name of Mary Cuna. I,m not so sure about my grandfather, he died when my mom was young. My moms sur name is Laura Mendonsa born in santa cruz california in 1916 she had brothers John,Leonard,and sister Leonor. My auntie said they had some sibblings in Massachusetts but that is all I know.

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Name:
Date: Tue Oct 31 09:02:43 2006
Email: itsherrett@geisinger.org
Surnames: de Pontes

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Name: Irvine M. Figueira
Date: Wed Nov 1 09:39:59 2006
Email: cciglif@acorn.org
Surnames: Figueira, Gomes, DeNobrega

They were from Maderia, Adliade, Joseph and Charlie (Soda Factory) Aunt Philomena Figueira Great Uncle Augistine Figueira My Grand Mother Mary Gomes My dad's name Alvaro Aliousios Figueira I've often heard him mention De Nobrega some of my people was from Goldengrove Guyana, Georgetown and the East coast I'm trying to get more information from my sister in Toronto I'm in New Orleans

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Name: Natalie Haratsidis
Date: Fri Nov 17 04:07:09 2006
Email: nats@vodamail.co.za
Surnames: MENDES FARELO

BOTH MY PARENTS COME FROM PONTA DO PARGO. MY DAD'S PARENTS NAMES WERE DIONIZIO RODRIGUES FARELO AND NATALIA DA COSTA PEREIRA AND MY MOM'S PARENTS WERE FILIPE EDUARDO MENDES AND GEORGINA RODRIGUES MENDES

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Name: Mônica Santos Quintal Albano
Date: Mon Nov 27 20:24:08 2006
Email: hartmoniquinha@hotmail.com Surnames: Caires Quintal

Antero do Quintal (polémico escritor da aldeia e um dos líderes dos movimentos intelectuais do início do século)

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Name: Lídia Nóbrega Lopes
Date: Sun Dec 31 07:43:43 2006
Email: lidiaalopes@gmail.com
Surnames: Nóbrega/Ferrão

Pls do contact me if you have any information about Nóbrega or Ferrão family as i know for shore that they came from madeira. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Alex de Freitas
Date: Fri Jan 12 03:16:33 2007
Email: alex.de.freitas@tigerbrands .com
Surnames: De Freitas

Looking for information on my grandfarther - Joao Bento de Freitas (born 21 March 1904 in Funchal) before he immigrated to South Africa in 1929 (think with his brother called Tony?)

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Name: Julio Faria
Date: Fri Jan 12 09:02:55 2007
Email: jjjfaria@hotmail.com
Surnames: Gonsalves, Faria.

Emigrated from Madeira to British Guiana between 1850 and 1900. Would like to trace the family names back to Madeira and find out what I can about their history. Key names Julio B Gonsalves, Joseph Gomes Faria.

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Name: richard gomes de caires
Date: Fri Jan 19 16:52:24 2007
Email: rdecaires@hotmail.com
Surnames: Gomes de Caires

I would like to find out where the name de caires came from. My grandfather came from Maderia along with his brothers, he carried the surname Gomes and settled in Trinidad. I believed one died on his return to Maderia

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Name: richard gomes de caires
Date: Fri Jan 19 17:14:17 2007
Email: rdecaires@hotmail.com
Surnames: Gomes de Caires

I would like to find out where the name de caires came from. My grandfather Jose Gomes came from Maderia along with his brothers in early 1900 and settled in Trinidad. I believed one of his brothers died at sea on his return to Maderia.His family still lives in a town called Caires I believe, anyone with information please respond

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Name: Al Tosi
Date: Sat Jan 27 05:58:56 2007
Email: Mcorrar@aol.com
Surnames: Rodrigues,Fernandes,Corrar

Rodrigues from Quinte Grande, Madeira, Corrar and Fernandes unknown where in Madeira. Corrar another spelling was changed when they arrived all lived in Brooklyn NY

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Name: Leslie Pestaina
Date: Mon Jan 29 21:40:02 2007
Email: pestainasearch@mac.com
Surnames: Pestaina

My grandfather was from Antigua, Norman Pestaina. Found references in this list that mention that the Pestaina name was previously Pestana. I'm trying to find out more about the Pestaina\Pestana family. --------------------------------------------------

Name: Dexter Ho-A-Yun
Date: Sun Feb 4 22:05:41 2007
Email: dexterhoayun@bellsouth.net Surnames: Rodrigues

Grandfather's name Charles Rodrigues lived in British Guiana. His daughter with Marie Neusom (or Newsom not sure) is May Celestine Rodrigues. He legally recognized his daughter although he was not married to her mother, and had other children with the woman he was married to. My mother, May Celestine Rodrigues tells stories of how her father's aunts who were from Madeira would speak Portoguese while babysitting her.

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Name: Dexter Ho-A-Yun
Date: Sun Feb 4 22:10:43 2007
Email: dexterhoayun@bellsouth.net Surnames: Rodrigues

Grandfather's name Charles Rodrigues lived in British Guiana. His daughter with Marie Neusom (or Newsom not sure) is May Celestine Rodrigues. He legally recognized his daughter although he was not married to her mother, and had other children with the woman he was married to. My mother, May Celestine Rodrigues tells stories of how her father's aunts who were from Madeira would speak Portuguese while babysitting her.

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Name: Johanna Alexander
Date: Wed Feb 7 01:58:54 2007
Email: johanna@taracentre.com.au
Surnames: DEFRATES,DEFREITAS,DEFREITES,SMITH

I am not sure if my ancestors came from Maderia but here is what I found out so far... I am searching for parents onwards of Francis/Frances DEFRATES. Frances/Francis J DEFRATES born in about 1824 in Rochester, Kent England. He married Sarah (surname not known yet) in 1845 in Middlesex, England. They had 8 children - Frances, John, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Jane, Amelia and James. Elizabeth DEFRATES married Albert Jackson SMITH in 1876 in Middlesex. They had a daughter (maybe more children but not known yet) Amelia Jane Smith, she was my great grandmother. Amelia Jane Smith married William Fredrick CULLUM - they had 3 children Constance, Violet and Leslie. Any information about this family is greatly appreciated Thanks Johanna

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Name: Rosa Jardine
Date: Thu Feb 15 09:37:27 2007
Email: RosaJardine@hotmail.com
Surnames: Jardim/Jardine/Jardime or Jardin Looking for relatives of Manuel(or Manual)(or Jorge) Jardim who was in Johannesburg (Jeppe),South Africa in late 50's early 60's

Not much - except that I am looking for any relatives of my father, whose name is as above. I believe he may have had a son by the name of Antonio/or Anthony or even Tony. Two daughter by the name of Elizabeth and Amelia and of course me. However, i did not grow up with my father. I believe he may have passed away by 1965. My father may have come from Madeira - but he definately was portuguease.I shall be most grateful if any one could assist me.Thank you.

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Name: S Henriques
Date: Sat Feb 17 19:54:15 2007
Email: sandihenri@hotmail.com
Surnames: Henriques,(paternal). DosSantos; DeFristas/Gonsales, (maternal).

From 1834 to 1841, over 30,000 people immigrated to Guyana from the Island of Medeira for better opportunities. Both my mother & father immigrated to Canada, Montreal in 1961. We are the 1st generation in Canada. Estimating 4 to 5 generations have past in Guyana since the Medeiran Migration to Guyana. I assume my ancestors became labourors working in plantation fields. I also know that Portuguese Surnames that begin with Da, Dos, Di and De, where given to children who became orphaned. Guyana history documents a high mortality rate of that time. I assume somewhere, probably 1st or 2nd generation, someone suffered this tragedy of orphaned status on my mother's side. Mother originated from Pameroon, and lived by the river there, and father lived somewhere outside Georgetown, more closely to Berbice. Mother was born in 1941. Name is Evelyn Monica,(or Monica, Evelyn), and father was born 1937, his name is Joseph Richard. I honestly can not imagine anyone knowing any information on the lives of my parents ancestry, unless dates of births were documented on their previous generations, but perhaps some information noted here may help someone.

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Name: Manuel Ribeiro
Date: Tue Feb 27 05:58:50 2007
Email: manuel@fusion.co.za
Surnames: Ribeiro, Da Silva

My Grandmother, Angelique Ribeiro( Nee: da silva), lived in Ponte de Pargo. She had 3 children, including my father Joaquim Ribeiro, who emigrated to South Africa in 1950 or so. My father's brother, emigrated to either Brazil, or Venzuela. My fathers sister, still stays in Ponte de Pargo, Madeira.. It would be great to get into contact with any family members.

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