Portuguese Genealogist Master List




Last update: 30 Apr 2013


European Lace Art

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European Lace Art

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Below you can see the map of Angola and the districts that comprise it. 
Please click on each district to go to see information specific to it or, if you prefer, use the links below.

Map of Angola / Mapa de Angola
Cabinda Zaire Uíge Bengo Cuanza Norte Malange Luanda Lunda Norte Cuanza Sul Lunda Sul Bié Huambo Moxico Benguela Huila Namibe Cunene Cuando-Cubango

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If you're coming to this page from some other link than the Master List Home Page
please be sure to scroll to the bottom to find all the other areas of Portugal and her former colonies.

The address of the National Historical Archive of Angola:

Arquivo Histórico Nacional
Rua Pedro Félix Machado 49
Luanda, Angola

+244 (2) 334 410
+244 (2) 323 979



European Lace Art

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This is from a photograph of the church called Nossa Senhora da Conceição in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, island of Terceira, Açores (Azores), Portugal.
It is an example of the typical look of Catholic churches in Portugal. 
You supply the picture and place an order for one where your ancestors were baptized, no matter what country.

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Corcovado in lace
(Rio de Janeiro landmark)

Slovak Lacework




Angola Entries:

Genealogists researching somewhere in Angola:

Sergio Ribeiro Soares (no address submitted)
Email: sergio.instcoop@mail.telepac.pt
Date submitted: Mon, 22 May 2000
Surnames: Soares - Ribeiro Soares - Angola

Pedro S. C., (no address submitted) Portugal
Email: pedrosc@mail.telepac.pt
Date submitted: Tue, 19 Sep 2000
Surnames: Secca / Seca
Comments: I'm searching all SECCA ou SECA, in Brasil, South Africa, Japan, Mozambique, Angola, etc. My wife surname's is SECCA and we working in family tree. Best regards, Pedro


Orlando Oliveira Silva, India
Email: aldo@mtnl.net.in
Date submitted: Thu, 13 Apr 2006
Surnames: Oliveira Silva, Azavedo, Catulo, and Teles
Comments: My name is Orlando Octavio de Jesus Duarte de Oliveira Silva (quite a mouthful!) aka “Ollie”. My paternal grandparents were João Affonso d’Oliveira Silva and Maria Rosa d’Azavedo. My maternal grandparents were José Luis Duarte Catulo and Quiteria Leticia Teles (of Curtorim). All of them were residents and parishioners of Ponda, Goa. My parent’s names were Jose Joaquim d’Oliveira and Maria Ernestina Duarte Catulo. My father’s only brother João Theodoro Oliveira had 2 sons, Alfredo and Mario, last heard in Nairobi, Kenya and England. I’m trying to locate relatives in Africa, Brasil, England, Goa and Portugal. I would be happy to hear from them or anyone who can help me trace them. Thanks. Ollie

Natalia Ilda Sarmento, Ponte Noire, Congo
Email: natalia_sarmento@yahoo.fr
Date submitted: Sat 8 November 2008
Comments: Alexandre Tomas de MORAES SARMENTO born between 1815 and 1818 in: Moimenta da Beira, Torre de D. Chama , Vila Real ou vilas próximas.
Alexandre Tomás de MORAIS SARMENTO Processo Individual – (Cota: AHM/DIV/3/7/925) Capitão do Batalhão de Infantaria da Linha da Província de Luanda onde foi despachado em 1836 para 15 anos.
Are they the same person?
Alexandre de MORAES SARMENTO (my grand grand father (my father's graandfather)
Alexandre de MORAIS SARMENTO Processo Individual – (Cota: AHM/DIV/3/7/448, Patente a Alferes (requerimentos de 1851, 1852).
Are they the same person? What is the connection?
Serafim TEIXEIRA SARMENTO, my grandfather (father's part), maybe son of Alexandre de Moraes Sarmento who lived in Angola and was married in Portugal, to a D. Laura de Vasconcelos. I am actually living in Pointe-Noire – Congo where I was born. I do not know if I am doing well or not, so please, give me your recommendations for me to go through. It has not been easy but I love it. Thank you.

Genealogists researching in Huambo , Angola:

Violet Augosto, P O Box 118, Serule, Botswana (home address)
or Violet Augosto, P O Box 43, Gabane, Botswana
Tel: (+267)72389223
Email: augostovio@yahoo.com
Date submitted: 29 Oct 2009 (updated 11 Aug 2012)
Surname: Constantino
Comments: Am searching for the relatives of my father Augosto Andrious Constantino. He was the first child of Angelinah Constantino & Constantino. He came from Huambo and he worked as a soldier and quit maybe in the early 1970s, I guess. My father passed away in 1999 January. I will be so much pleased to hear from you. Thank you in advance.


Genealogists researching in Lobito , Angola:

João Pedro de Carvalho Dumas Diniz, Travessa do Rego, 8 - 4º, 9050 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Email: madix@mail.telepac.pt
Surnames: Botelho, Carvalho Dumas, Diniz, Raposo.

Bernadette Martins, 111 Wili Wili Street, Hilo, Hawaii
Email: Plantation_Child@att.net
Date submitted: October 6, 2010
Location: Marsamedes, Angola
Surnames: Cabral, Rodrigues, Correia, Benedito, Lazaro, de Freitas
Comments: My paternal grandmother: Emilia de Freitas Rodrigues was born on December 25, 1889 in Marsamedes, Angola, Africa but lived in an orphanage (Asilo de Mendicidade a orfaos in Funchal, Madeira) with her sister who was blind. Mother: Julianna de Freitas. She migrated alone from the orphanage to Hawaii on June 27, 1907 on the SS Kumeric to meet her cousin, Juliana Agusta de Frietas and Manuel Andrade.

Michael Chimbi Adriano, Omaruru, Namibia
Telephone 00264 064 570003 or mobile 0814755867/0814201857
Email: chimbim@yahoo.com or my wife veronicachimbi@yahoo.com
Date submitted: 10 Nov 2011
Location: Baixo Longa, Angola
Comments: I am looking for my biological father Adriano Olivera or Adriano de Oliveira. He is from Portugal. He worked in Angola in 1970s. He met my mother in Rito, they lived together in Baixo Longa, Angola. According to my mother he returned to Portugal to work in Lisbon between 1976-1979 while she was pregnant. My mother is Diana Kavunda Chimbi. I’m not sure if he is still alive, but would like to get in touch with him, any of his children or any other relatives. I don't wish to cause any upset to anyone and I understand if any potential relatives are reticent to get in touch, but it would be nice to piece together the puzzle of my life that has remained incomplete for more than 30 years. I am living with my wife and children in Namibia but we want to know that side of the family too. I humbly request anyone with his information or himself to contact me please.

For comments, questions, or to submit your own surnames and locations, send e-mail to: . Make the subject "Masterlist" and include the same kind of information you see in the above entries: Your name & address, Telephone no., Email address, Surnames in one village (in alphabetical order), Comments you wish to add. If you have more than one village, submit the same things for each and every village.

Religious "surnames" (like "de Jesus, da Conceição, do Espirito Santo, etc.") of women are usually not accepted since they're of no genealogical value, except in cases where these names are used by males. Refer to my series of articles on "Portuguese Naming Traditions" on this website.



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