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ISLAND of TERCEIRA

Concelho of Angra do Heroísmo


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Last update: 29 Apr 2013

 


Below is a map of the concelho and its parishes. You can click the map on each parish or use the links provided below.

Altares Raminho Serreta Doze Ribeiras Santa Bárbara Cinco Ribeiras São Bartolomeu Terra Chã São Mateus da Calheta Posto Santo Angra do Heroísmo - São Pedro Angra do Heroísmo - Santa Luzia Angra do Heroísmo - Sé Angra do Heroísmo - Nossa Senhora da Conceição São Bento Ribeirinha Feteira Porto Judeu São Sebastião

[Altares] [Angra do Heroísmo (parish unknown)] [Angra do Heroísmo (Nossa Senhora da Conceição)]
[Angra do Heroísmo (Santa Luzia)] [Angra do Heroísmo (São Pedro)] [Angra do Heroísmo (Sé)] [Cinco Ribeiras]
[Doze Ribeiras] [Feteira] [Porto Judeu] [Posto Santo] [Raminho] [Ribeirinha] [Santa Bárbara] [São Bartolomeu]
[São Bento] [São Mateus da Calheta] [São Sebastião] [Serreta] [Terra Chã]



Genealogists researching somewhere in the Concelho of Angra do Heroísmo (parish unknown):



Altares

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Roque:

The records of Altares include those of Raminho before 1878

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Borges, Coelho, Coelho de Mello, Esteves, Franco, Gonçalves d'Ornellas, Mello.
Comments: Thorough research done from mid-1600s to 1873. Family moved to São Bento, Terceira, in mid-1700s. I'm pretty sure that anyone with ancestry from Altares will be related to me.


Margaret Souza Allen, 331 Eton Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Email: None.
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Rocha, Mello, Manoel, Machado.
Comments:


Trudi Cleary, 3425 Deleone Rd ,San Marcos, California, 92069
Tel.: 619-598-0533
Email: teddygirl4@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Cardoso Simas.
Comments: My grandfather was born in Altares, on June 19, 1890. He came to the USA in 1909 thru Ellis Island, he settled in the Fresno, CA area. He married Maria Avila who was born in São Jorge. My great-grandfather was José Cardoso Simas who was married to Amelia Machado. Their children were Antonio Simas, Maria de Jesus, Adelina Augusta, Manuel (not in order). My Grandmother's parents were Malaguias Silvera Avila and Barbara do Espirito Santo. Their children were Antonio, José, Alexandro, João, Jeronimo, Maria Ameila. Names of families that the children married in to are: Silva, Silveria, Nunes, Pacheco, Leal, Thomas, Teixeira, Azevedo, Souza, Montgomery, Pires, Lamino, Belle. My grandfather was a dairy farmer in the Fresno, CA area for the most part of his life.


Robert Silva, 440 Palmspring Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Email: bob.silva@alumni.stanford.org
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Melo, Romeiro, Bettencourt, Miranda, Lobos, Coelho, Couto, Correia, Cotta, Pinheiro, Vaz, Pereira, Costa, Esteves, Esteves Franco, Espinola, Goncalves, Borges.
Comments:


Sharon & Ray Vega(Veiga), P.O.Box 373, Newcastle, California, 95658
Email: svega@pacbell.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Lugar of Raminho (now, Raminho is a parish of its own, but not in the 19th century)
Surnames: Veiga, Borges Franco.
Comments: Louis Gonçalves Veiga was born in 1901, came to the U.S. in January 1920 and settled in Newcastle, CA as a fruit rancher. We are seeking information on this family in Portugal. Other brothers and sisters also came to the U.S.: Mary Veiga (Souza), Jenny Veiga, Manuel Veiga, Frank Veiga, Joaquim Veiga, John Veiga, and Anthony Veiga. When Louis G. Veiga received his citizenship he dropped the "i" from his name to VEGA. Any help would be appreciated.


Cordelia Faria do Amaral Peixoto, 9104 Brookline Drive, Orlando, Florida
Tel.: (407) 876.5879
Email: hesilva@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: Mello
Comments: Bartolomeu de Mello, n.Freg.São Roque dos Altares, married with Joana Maria, n.Freg.N.S.da Conceição da cidade de Angra do Heroísmo, Ilha Terceira, Açores. Their son Bernardo Gonçalves da Cruz, born 12/10/1726 Freg. N.S.da Conceição da cidade de Angra. This information I get in an article about Portuguese in Brasil, and Dr.Gustavo Py Gomes da Silveira, who wrote, is a far way cousin of mine. For that I belived this persons above are my ancestors.


Olavo Lobosco, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Email: olobosco@uol.com.br
Date submitted: Sat, 7 Jun 2003
Surnames: Martins, Gil, da Costa, Borges
Comments: José Martins da Costa was born in Freguesia de Altares around 1837. His parents were Josefa Borges and Manoel Martins Gil.


Attention ALTARES researchers

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Angra do Heroísmo

Genealogists researching in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, unknown parish:

Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787, USA
Email: Kat9544@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: Lourenço, Silveira, Souza/Sousa
Comments:


D.R. "Doc" Young, 18502 Loma St., Hesperia, CA 92345
Tel.: (760) 947-2434
Email: mdryoung@2computerguys.com
Date submitted: before 1998
City: Angra do Herosímo, Terceira
Surnames: Luis, Silva.
Comments: My Great-great-grandmother, Maria Margarida Luis da Silva, m. Antonio Pereira Cardoso III (Antone Perry), 31 May 1881. She came to America to be with my great grandfather Antonio Pereira Cardoso III, in 1885. They settled in Richmond, CA in 1902. Visit & learn more about this family at: http://www.2computerguys.com/lineage/cardoso.html


Amy Sylvia-Smith, Dartmouth MA
Email: Amysboys2@aol.com
Date submitted: Fri, 12 Mar 2004
City: Angra, Terceira
Surnames: Barcellos, DaCosta, Vieira
Comments: I am looking for info on Laurenso daCosta Barcellos Born abt 1882 and Died 1926 in New Bedford, MA. I am also looking for info on his wife Rosa Augusta Vieira Born abt 1886 and Died 1953 in Dartmouth, MA. They where already married when they came together into Ellis Island on 5-10-1910. They went to Rhode Island and then settled in New Bedford/Dartmouth area. They had 8 or 9 children. I don't have any dates, parents, or siblings of these people. I do have the childrens names. Please contact me if you have info. Thanks


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.
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Angra do Heroísmo - Nossa Senhora da Conceição

Genealogists researching in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Leal, Leal da Roza, Rocha Homem


Frank J. Machado, Idaho, USA (deceased)
Email: frankm@cyberhighway.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Borges in 1700s
Comments: Research done by Doug da Rocha Holmes.


John Cruz Silva Jr., P.O. Box 15, Cutten, California, U.S.A., 95534
Email: joaosil@humboldt1.com
Date updated: Wed, 16 Jan 2008
Location: Lugar of Lameirinho
Surnames: Silveira Machado, Oliveira Leal
Comments: Ancestors include: João Da Cruz Silveira Machado, João Silveira Machado, Antonio Silveira Machado, Maria Belmida De Oliveira Leal, Manuel De Oliveira Leal, and Maria Jose. My father was Born in 1895.


Cordelia Faria do Amaral Peixoto, 9104 Brookline Drive, Orlando, Florida
Tel.: (407) 876.5879
Email: hesilva@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: Gonçalves da Cruz.
Comments: Bartolomeu de Mello, n.Freg.São Roque dos Altares, married with Joana Maria, n.Freg.N.S.da Conceição da cidade de Angra do Heroísmo, Ilha Terceira, Açores. Their son Bernardo Gonçalves da Cruz, born 12/10/1726 Freg. N.S.da Conceição da cidade de Angra. This information I get in an article about Portuguese in Brasil, and Dr.Gustavo Py Gomes da Silveira, who wrote, is a far way cousin of mine. For that I belived this persons above are my ancestors.


Nancy Menice Haugh, 15 Summit Drive, Tabernacle, NJ 08088
Email: nehaugh@comcast.net
Date updated: Mon, January 2, 2006
Island: Terceira
Town: Santa Luzia, Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Surnames: Soares, Gonsalves Leonardo
Comments: João Soares born 1888 in Santa Luzia, Angra to Joaquim Soares and Maria Emília do Paraizo (she of Nossa Senhora da Conceição). Paternal grandparents Antonio Joaquim Soares and Josepha Marianna. Maternal grandparents João Gonsalves Leonardo and Maria José. João Soares married Rosa Brites from Agualva, and had one daughter in the Azores, Maria Rosa (my grandmother) before moving to Taunton, Mass.


Diane Stevens, no address submitted
Email: didancer58@myfairpoint.net
Date submitted: 11 Mar 2013
Surnames: Vieira Machado, Pimentel
Comments: grandmother's name: Rosalia Pimentel. Date of birth: 18/05/1892 in Conceiçao, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores, Portugal. Parents were: Felix Viera Machado. Born: Paroquial, Sao Sebastiao, Calheta do Nesquim, Lajes, Ilha do Pico
Rosa Augusta Born: 29/02/1852. Married: 11/12/1875. Siblings:
Maria. born: 7/12/1877
Helena. Born: 7/5/1879
Manual. born: 31/08/1881
Francisco. Born: 9/6/1883
Maria. Born: 22/11/1885
Jose. Born: 27/07/1886
Angelina. Born: 14/06/1888
Octavio. Born: 2/8/1891
Rosalia
Joao. Born: 27/07/1894
Angelina: Born: 30/12/1898
I am wondering if we have any relatives still living in the Azores or elsewhere in Portugal. If so, I would love to hear from you. Please share information with anyone who would like to search their ancestry. we were fortunate that when we visited Angra in Terceira a wonderful librarian there helped us with our research. Unfortunately we were unable to research forward while gwe were there but would love to have more information.



Angra do Heroísmo - Santa Luzia

Genealogists researching in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, parish of Santa Luzia:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submittted: 1996
Surnames: Fernandes, Figueira in the 1600s.


Jim Medeiros, 494 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth, MA, USA, 02747
Email: GoshawkJM@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Dutra, Machado Dutra
Comments:


Nancy Menice Haugh, 15 Summit Drive, Tabernacle, NJ 08088
Email: nehaugh@comcast.net
Date updated: Mon, January 2, 2006
Island: Terceira
Town: Santa Luzia, Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Surnames: Soares, Gonsalves Leonardo
Comments: João Soares born 1888 in Santa Luzia, Angra to Joaquim Soares and Maria Emília do Paraizo (she of Nossa Senhora da Conceição). Paternal grandparents Antonio Joaquim Soares and Josepha Marianna. Maternal grandparents João Gonsalves Leonardo and Maria José. João Soares married Rosa Brites from Agualva, and had one daughter in the Azores, Maria Rosa (my grandmother) before moving to Taunton, Mass.



Angra do Heroísmo - São Pedro

Genealogists researching in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, parish of São Pedro:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
My surnames: Coelho de Mello, Ferreira Luis, Gonçalves Luis, Rocha Homem.
My cousin's surnames: Espinola, Teixeira.


Sueli Corvello, Rua Juquia, 123 - apto. 74 - Rudge Ramos, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brasil CEP 09740-420
Tel.: (55)-(011) - 4553085
Email: astral2000@uol.com.br (invalid email)
Date submitted: Mon, 3 May 1999
Surnames: Corvello, Corvelo, Franco, Gonçalves Corvello, Gonçalves Corvelo, Gonçalves Franco, Rosa
Island: Terceira
Village: Angra do Heroismo
Parish: São Pedro
Comments: Mr. João Corvello, about the year of 1815 married Maria Violante. They had João Gonçalves Corvello. Also about this time Mr. Francisco Gonçalves Franco married Umbelina Rosa. They had Luzia da Conceição. Mr. João Gonçalves Corvello married Luzia da Conceição about 18843/44. They had: Theotonio Gonçalves Corvello.* 04/04/1845, Angra do Heroismo. Raimundo Gonçalves Corvello.* 10/27/1848-Angra do Heroismo. His baptism was in São Pedro's Parish on 18/09/1849. Mr. and Mrs. João Gonçalves Corvello had another children but I haven't any information about them. They arrived in Brasil on February 1864. Mr. Raimundo G. Corvello was my great-grandfather. I'm looking for my relatives and ancestors in all the world. Thank you, Sueli Corvello.


Dan Goodman, no address submitted
Email: DanG@thecookgroup.com
Date submitted: 2 Jan 2013
Location: Sao Pedro, Angra, Terceira
Surname: Verissimo
Comments:   Looking for Amaro Verissimo, father of Jose Amaro Verissimo.  Jose was born Jan. 17, 1887 in Sao Pedro, Angra, Terceira, Azores.



Angra do Heroísmo - Sé Catedral

Genealogists researching in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, parish of São Salvador:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Almeida Monjardino, Fonseca Carvão, Homem da Costa e Noronha, Ornellas Bruges Paim da Camara.
Comments: These are the lines of my cousins which I'm tracing.


Joseph Guerrinha, 2110 S. Bolivar, Veradale, Washington, U.S.A., 99037
Email: JGuerrin@isif.state.id.us
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Anselmo, Guerrinha.
Comments:


Rosie Bettencourt-Borba, (no address submitted)
Email: borba@inreach.com
Date submitted: Sun, 20 Sep 1998
Name: Dr. Manuel Victorino de Bettencourt
Comments: I am looking for information on the oldest brother of my grandfathers. His brother was Dr. Manuel Victorino de Bettencourt known as Dr. Victorino. He was a Dr. in Angra, Terceira. He had one daughter who married Dr. Aires. They had two chldren one boy and one girl. Dr. Aires died in 1975 and their son died in 1973. Dr. Victorino's daughter name was Manuela she lived accross the street from the SE church. I believe this is in S. Carlos area. Any information that you could help me with would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Rosie Bettencourt-Borba


John C. Silva Jr., P.O.Box 15, Cutten, Ca 95534
Email: joaosil@humboldt1.com
Date updated: Wed, 16 Jan 2008
Island: Terceira
Parish: Se, Angra
Surnames: de Oliveira, Coelho, Vaz, Borges, Linhares, Leonardo, deSousa Belo, Fortunada.



Cinco Ribeiras

Genealogists researching in the parish of Nossa Senhora do Pilar:

Entries for the parish of Cinco Ribeiras are included in the entries for São Bartolomeu.



Doze Ribeiras

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Jorge:

Frank J. Machado, Idaho, U.S. (deceased)
Email: frankm@cyberhighway.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Borges, Cardozo Contente, Deniz, Ferreira Alvares, Garcia, Gonçalves Bras, Gonçalves Correia, Machado, Machado Cotta, Machado Linhares, Martins, Toledo, Vieira Cotta, Vieira de Fonseca.
Comments: Research done by Doug da Rocha Holmes.


David Bertão, CA, USA
Email: davbert@pacbell.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Alves Bartão, Bertão, Cota, Machado d'Ávila, Rocha, Rocha da Borba
Comments: Extensive research done to late 1600s. Interested in all variant spellings of Bertão, including Bartão, Barretam, etc.


Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787, USA
Email: Kat9544@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Álvares, Caetano, Cotta, Correia, Garcia, Machado, Rocha
Comments:


Pauline Correia Stonehill, 4920 Anna Drive, San Jose, CA 95124-5140
Tel.: 408-377-2292
Email: None
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Machado Linhares.
Comments:


Sharlene Gomes, 14 South Cambridge Drive, Lemoore, CA 93245
Email: smabaga@inreach.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Mendonca, Mendes
Comments: Antonio Machado Mendonca born June 3, 1883 in Terceira. Son of Jose Machado Mendonca and Eliza Mendes of same island. Died February 12, 1972 in California.


Gary James Rocha, 187 E. Sherwood Dr., Hanford, CA 93230
Email: grocha@kings.k12.ca.us
Date submitted: Sun, 11 Jul 1999
Surnames: Rocha, Martinho, Nogueira and Cordeniz
Comments: These are the surnames of my grandparents they are all from the Island of Terceira. The following is their full names and villages. Jose Melo Machado da Rocha, Doze Ribeiras married Angelica Conceicao Gomes Martinho of Santa Barbara. Manuel Nogueira of Vila Nova married Maria Cordeniz of Agualva. I have started a family tree for the Rocha/Martinho side but still need lots of info from any of the families. Any help would be appreciated either in the families or on how to find info.


Louise Quintiliani, 65 Devon Drive, Manchester, CT 06040
Tel.: 860-646-9974
Email: Quint41@aol.com
Date submitted: Tue, 29 Jun 1999
Island: Terceira, Doze Ribieras
Surnames: Victoria, Augusta, Coehlo Costa, da Costa
Comments: Just started my search. Will add more names as I come across. Only back to 1820's so far. Jose Coehlo Costa m. Maria Victoria; Manuel Cardoso da Costa m. Rosa Maria; Antonio Cardosa Gomes m. Gerturde da ???


Attention DOZE RIBEIRAS researchers

My extraction project is complete for all marriages in Doze Ribeiras from 1695 to 1911. If you have any ancestors here and want to make fast progress, click here for more information: Doug da Rocha Holmes' Professional Research Services



Feteira

Genealogists researching in the parish of Nossa Senhora das Mercês:

Beverly Rocha, 2470 Paradise Ln., Los Osos, CA 93402
Email: up4glass@fia.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Lugar: Feiteira
Surnames: Machado da Rocha, Gonçalves Silva, Freitas.
Comments:


Diana Soares Bergner, 17312 Ibex Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703
Email: minkietash@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Lugares: Feiteira & Ladeira Grande
Surnames: Deniz, Silva, Soares, Vaz Coite.
Comments: SOARES- is from Ribeirinha, SILVA is from Ladeira Grande (suburb of Ribeirinha), VAS COITE or COITO is from Feteira and Ribeirinha, DENIZ is from Feteira and Ribeirinha.


Frank R. Azevedo, 132 Turnberry Cres., Courtice, Ont., Canada, L1E-1B2
Tel.: (905) 436-0835
Email: frankazevedo@sympatico.ca (invalid email)
Website: http://www.netcom.ca/~fazevedo/family.html
Date updated: Mon, 9 Aug 2004
Surnames: AZEVEDO, DA ROCHA, MACHADO, MARTINS, SILVA
Comments: these surnames are from Ladeira Grande, Terceira, Azores and also included parishes from Feteira and Ribeirinha. Thanks FRANK



Porto Judeu

Genealogists researching in the parish of Santo António de Lisboa:

Alice Bettencourt Raddigan, 152 Utah Ave., Woodland, California 95695, U.S.A.
Email: (now deceased)
Surnames: Borges Pires, Pereira Cotta.
Comments: Research done by Doug da Rocha Holmes.


Diana Soares Bergner, 17312 Ibex Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703
Email: minkietash@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Soares.
Comments:



Posto Santo

Genealogists researching in the parish of Nossa Senhora da Penha de França:

no researchers listed yet.


Raminho

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Francisco Xavier:

Also known as Raminho dos Folhadais, it became a parish on February 11, 1878.
Records prior to that date are included with those of Altares.


Ribeirinha

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Pedro:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Cardozo, Evangelho, Gonçalves Leonardo, Rodrigues.
Comments: Extensive research done from 1911 back to mid-1600s.


Elayne Azevedo-Marrone, 2212 Gateway Oaks Dr., # 397, Sacramento, CA 95833
Email: souldance@comcast.net
Date updated: Sat, 17 Jun 2006
Surnames: Azevedo, Parreira, Teixeira, Diniz
Comments: Research done by Doug da Rocha Holmes.


Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787
Email: Kat9544@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Castro, Couto, Dias, Gaspar, Gomes, Gonçalves, Lopes, Machado, Miranda, Parreira, Pirão, Rocha, Simões, Toste.
Comments:


Alice Bettencourt Raddigan, 152 Utah Ave., Woodland, California 95695, U.S.A.
Email: None.
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Álvares, Bettencourt, Correia Balieiro, Machado Victoria.
Comments: Research done by Doug da Rocha Holmes.


Diana Soares Bergner, 17312 Ibex Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703
Email: minkietash@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Lugares: Ribeirinha, Feteira, and Ladeira Grande
Surnames: Deniz, Silva, Soares, Vaz Coite.
Comments: SOARES- is from Ribeirinha, SILVA is from Ladeira Grande (suburb of Ribeirinha), VAS COITE or COITO is from Feteira and Ribeirinha, DENIZ is from Feteira and Ribeirinha.


John Elmiro da Rocha Chaves, 5321 W. Hidden Springs Dr, Boise, ID 83714, U.S.A.
Email: jec_miro@yahoo.com
Date updated: Wed, 23 Nov 2005
Surnames: Coelho Branco, Denis, Rocha Machado Salvador, Rocha Salvador, Chaves.
Comments: My name is John Elmiro da Rocha Chaves. I was born Feb 13th, 195_ in Santa Comba Cela, Angola. My mother is from São Sebastião, Terceira. My father is from Beselga, Penedono, Portugal. I'm an Engineer, graduate of Santa Clara University, working for Siemens and currently living in San Jose, CA. My family tree on my mother's side is: Mother: Vivelina Maria Branco da Rocha Salvador (nasceu São Sebastião). Grandfather: João da Rocha Machado Salvador (Angra do Heroísmo, Largo de São Bento). Greatgrandfather: José da Rocha Machado Salvador (Ribeirinha, Terceira). Greatgrandmother: Maria das Mercez Rocha (Ribeirinha, Terceira). Grandmother: Rosalina Candida Branco Salvador (São Sebastião). Greatgrandfather: Carlos Coelho Branco (nascido no Brazil, viveu em São Sebastião). Greatgrandmother: Maria Rita Candida Denis (São Sebastião). My family tree on my father side is: Father: João de Deus Chaves (Beselga, Penedono, Viseu) - see Mainland Portugal page for that side.


Helen Salvador, 4086 Adams Ave, Fremont, California 94538
Email Hisalv@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Rocha Machado Salvador, Toste de Freitas.
Comments: (Research by Doug da Rocha Holmes)


Diana Soares Bergner, 17312 Ibex Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703
Email: minkietash@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Lugares: Feiteira & Ladeira Grande
Surnames: Deniz, Silva, Soares, Vaz Coite.
Comments: SOARES- is from Ribeirinha, SILVA is from Ladeira Grande (suburb of Ribeirinha), VAS COITE or COITO is from Feteira and Ribeirinha, DENIZ is from Feteira and Ribeirinha.


Larry Parreira,48 Rancho Grande Cir, Atwater, CA. 95301
Telephone: (209) 356-1462 / Cell: (209) 761-2467
Email: lparreira@sbcglobal.net
Date submitted: April 24, 2009
Village: Ribeirinha
Surname: Parreira, Toste
Comments: My father was Jose Toste Parreira born March 1,1904 in Ribeirinha, Terceira. His father was Joao Toste Parreira (on some papers, Parreira Galante) and his mother was Emilia Condida (on some papers, Maria Da Conceicao Ventura). ????
My father left Terceira at age 15, on the S.S. Roma from Angra d' Heroismo, somtime in June 1920. We are unable to determine where he landed. He married Alice A. Gomes and started a Ranch and family in Stevenson, CA. area. I know of one my fathers brothers was Joao Toste Parreira, who also came to the states but returned to Terceira, I know of two sisters Maria Lourdes Parreira, who married and lived in Angola and moved to the states during the 70's. I don't know the married name, but she had a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter and grandson, the last I was able to find is that they lived in the Tracy California area. The other sister was named Esperanca Parreira, and unfortunately have no information regarding her. I am most anxious to hear from and contact any family members. If anyone has any information no matter how little, I would appreciate hearing from you. To me finding any of my fathers family would be a great gift. I do not speak Portuguese, but am trying to learn....



Santa Bárbara

Genealogists researching in the parish of Santa Bárbara:

Frank J. Machado, Idaho, US (deceased)
E-Mail: frankm@cyberhighway.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Garcia, Lourenço, Machado, Machado Cotta, Pereira.
Comments: Research done by Doug da Rocha Holmes.


Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Machado de Barcellos, Cotta, Antunes, etc.
Comments: Machado de Barcellos in early 1600s married to a Gonçalves de Matos of São Bartolomeu. Extensive research done from 1911 on back.


Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787, USA.
Email: Kat9544@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Alentejo, Alimo, Álvares, Barcellos, Bartão, Belerique, Borba, Cardoso/Cardozo, Caetano, Correia, Costa, Cotta, Cunha, Dias, Dutra, Enes/Ennes, Fagundes, Fernandes, Ferreira, Freitas, Garcia, Gomes, Gonçalves, Linhares, Loura, Lourenço, Machado, Martins/Martenes, Mello, Mendes, Molles, Nunes, Pacheco, Pimentel, Pires, Rebello, Ribeiro, Rocha, Rodrigues, Romeiro, Santos, Simões, Souza/Sousa, Toste, Varidas, Velho, Vieira.
Comments:


Margaret Souza Allen, 331 Eton Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Email: None.
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Moules/Molles, Garcia, Rodrigues, Airoso, Borges, Sousa da Rocha, Pires.
Comments:


Pauline Correia Stonehill, 4920 Anna Drive, San Jose, CA 95124-5140
Tel.: 408-377-2292
Email: None
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Coelho Cotta, Mendonça
Comments: I'm not sure of the Coelho Cotta being Santa Barbara, but I recall that name. He married my grandmother who was definitely from Doze Ribeiras. I don't think he was. (Note: Coelho Cotta might be from Doze Ribeiras, Santa Barbara, or maybe Altares. - Doug da Rocha Holmes)


Linda Hardman, 3081 Los Prados St., #112, San Mateo, CA 94403
Email: hardman.linda@emeryworld.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Fagundes
Comments: Florinda Fagundes born September 2 or 3, around 1890.


Edie Aparton, 2509 Tully Road Modesto ,Calif. 95350
Email: P-flamingo@webtv.net (invalid email)
Date submitted: Sun, 2 Aug 1998
Comments: my fathers name was Joe Cardosa da Rocha, "nickname"(Canoa), from (Santa Barbara-Terciera-Azores). He was a Blacksmith. His father's name was Matthew Cardosa da Rocha, his wife was Rosa Loudvina. My mothers name was Getrudes Loudes Dias, her fathers name was Antonio Dias, "nickname"(Simoes), his wife was Maria Jose Mendes, her fathers name was Manuel Mendes, his wife was Eliza Mendes. Where can I search for records? births, marriages, deaths. Thank-You-S0-much for any help you can give me. Edie


Gary James Rocha, 187 E. Sherwood Dr., Hanford, CA 93230
Email: grocha@kings.k12.ca.us
Date submitted: Sun, 11 Jul 1999
Surnames: Rocha, Martinho, Nogueira and Cordeniz
Comments: These are the surnames of my grandparents they are all from the Island of Terceira. The following is their full names and villages. Jose Melo Machado da Rocha, Doze Ribeiras married Angelica Conceicao Gomes Martinho of Santa Barbara. Manuel Nogueira of Vila Nova married Maria Cordeniz of Agualva. I have started a family tree for the Rocha/Martinho side but still need lots of info from any of the families. Any help would be appreciated either in the families or on how to find info.


Manuel M. Coelho, 3124 Williamsburg Way, Modesto, CA. 95355
Email: HAYGROWR@INREACH.COM
Date submitted: Mon, 25 Oct 1999
Surnames: Coelho, Machado
Comments: I note that the family nicknames are not stated. I believe that would help identify some of the family names. My grandfather's nickname was "José Pedro dos Moinhos" from the villade of Santa Barbara in Terceira


Tony Avila, 517 Madison st., Coalinga Ca. 93210
Email: westhillsoil@sbcglobal.net
Date submitted: Mon, 23 Aug 2004
Comments: My family is from Terceira. The parish is Santa Barbara. The last name was Avila. My Grand father was Frank Avila, his father was Joe Avila. My Grandfather had a sister who was blind and her name was Emilly. His brother was Henry and was a Priest.


Lori Ann (Alves) Fulton, P.O. Box 182, Robbins, CA  95676
Email:  lafulton@ucdavis.edu
Village:  Santa Barbara
Island:  Terceira
Surnames:  da Rocha, Correia, Jose, Ceolho, Borba, Barretao, Joaquina, De Amaral, Toledo
Comments: My grandfather, was Domingos Bernard Alves, birth name Domingos Bernardo da Rocha, born 8/16/1888 in Santa Barbara, Terceira.  His father was Jose Bernardo da Rocha, mother was Maria Jose.  My grandfather’s siblings are: Maria da Rocha (died at birth), Rosa da Rocha, Maria da Rocha (the 2nd), Emilia da Rocha, Jose Da Rocha, Antonio da Rocha, Joao da Rocha, Anna da Rocha, Angelina da Rocha and Manuel da Rocha.  My grandfather and his brothers Antonio and Manuel immigratted to the United States and taking the last name of Alves.



São Bartolomeu

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Bartolomeu:

This parish includes the lugar of Cinco Ribeiras, now a parish of its own, but once part of São Bartolomeu.

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Anes, Bras, Costa, Ferreira, Ferreira Luis, Garcia, Gonçalves, Gonçalves Cota, Gonçalves de Matos, João, Luis, Machado de Barcellos, Martins, Mota, Paes, Pereira, Rocha, Rodrigues, Rodrigues da Costa, Souza, Vieira.
Comments: Extensive research done from 1910 back to the early 1600s.


Margaret Souza Allen, 331 Eton Court, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Email: None
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Moules/Molles, Silveira.
Comments:


David Bertão, CA, USA
Email: davbert@pacbell.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Barreto, Bertão, Fernandes, Fernandes Bartão, Gil, Machado, Pereira Bertão, Rocha, Rocha de Borba.
Comments: Extensive research done to early 1600s. Interested in all variant spellings of Bertão, including Bartam, Barretão, Bretão, etc.


Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787, USA.
Email: Kat9544@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname from S.Bartolomeu: Correia.
Surnames from the lugar of Cinco Ribeiras: Freitas, Mendes, Sousa/Souza.
Comments:


Becky Roessler, 186 Rochford Square, Flint, Michigan 48507
Email: VEJF88A@prodigy.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Correia, Lopes, Martins, Reis.
Comments: Francisco Borges Martins b.1838 d.1/1924 married Maria Delfina Correa b.1841 d.1930. They had a son named Jose Borges Martins b.2/15/1860 d.2/7/1940. Angelo Vieira Lopes d.1898 married Mariana Victorina Reis b.1836 d.1918 They had a daughter named Gertrudes Augusta Angela Lopes b. 11/14/1868 d.4/15/1947. Jose Borges Martins and Gertrudes Augusta Angela Lopes had a daughter named Gertrudes Angela Borges Martins b. 2/9/1905 d. 4/16/1994. She came to Mass. in 1921 with 2 of her sisters. She worked until she recived a letter from Francisco Machado Luis she went to El Centro, Calif. and married him.


Tony M. Lawrence, 599 Quanapoag Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-1425
Email: tonyberetta57@aol.com
Date updated: Fri, 8 Apr 2005
Surname: Lourenço
Comments: Am presently workng on my great grandfather: Joao Caetan Lourenco da Santos; born 1 Nov. 1881 in São Bartolomeu; district: Angra do Heroísmo. Father listed on military record as João Caetano Lourenço; Mother listed as Anna. Joao Caetan Lourenco (my g.grandfather) came to the USA sometime after 14 Aug. 1911. Married to a Gertrude ___?___. Name later americanized to John C. Lawrence and he died in New Bedford, MA in 1961 and is buried with Gertrude in the St. John's Cemetary, New Bedford, MA.


Gloria Thompson, 550 Wanzia Ln., Patterson, CA 95363
Tel.: 209-892-6033
Email: gloria_thompson53@yahoo.com
Date submitted: Sun, 7 Aug 2005
Surnames: Pimentel, Pimintel, Pimental, Terceira
Comments: May have come from Sao Bartolomeu and/or Sao Mateus



São Bento

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Bento:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Azevedo, Cabral, Coelho, Coelho de Mello, Dias Leonardes, Evangelho, Gonçalves, Gonçalves Leonardo, Gonçalves Luis, Martins Castro, Rocha, Rocha Homem, Simões, Vieira.
Comments: Extensive research done from 1910 back to the late-1500s.


Beverly Rocha, 2470 Paradise Ln., Los Osos, CA 93402
Email: up4glass@fia.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Lugar: Ladeira Grande (note: I think this belongs to S. Bento parish, but I'm not sure- Doug.)
Surnames: Silva Rocha
Comments:


John C. Silva Jr., P.O.Box 15, Cutten, Ca 95534
Email: joaosil@humboldt1.com
Date updated: Wed, 16 Jan 2008
Island: Terceira
Parish: Sao Bento, Angra
Surnames: Joao da Cruz Silveira Machado



São Mateus

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Mateus:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
My own surnames: Freitas, Machado, Machado Gomes, Pereira, Rocha, Rocha Homem.
My cousin's surname: Espinola.
Comments: Extensive research done from 1910 back to the late-1600s.


David Bertão, CA, USA
Email: davbert@pacbell.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Linhares Coelho, Machado Espinola ("Canhoto").
Comments: Especially interested in information from the 1750s and after, when the Espinolas first came to São Mateus from Guadalupe, Graciosa.


Dennis Martin, 5871 Tandera Ave, San Jose, CA 95123
Email: dbmartin@ix.netcom.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: Mello.
Comments: Born 1890 ? Married Miguel Rocha Martins of Terra Chã.


Gloria Thompson, 550 Wanzia Ln., Patterson, CA 95363
Tel.: 209-892-6033
Email: gloria_thompson53@yahoo.com
Date submitted: Sun, 7 Aug 2005
Surnames: Pimentel, Pimintel, Pimental, Terceira
Comments: May have come from Sao Bartolomeu and/or Sao Mateus



São Sebastião

Genealogists researching in the parish of São Sebastião:

Doug da Rocha Holmes, Sacramento, California 95821, USA
Telephone: 916-550-1618
Email:
Website: http://www.dholmes.com/
Date submitted: 1996
Surnames: Ferreira, Gonçalves Ferreira, Neves.
Comments: Domingos Gonçalves, son of Diogo Gonçalves Ferreira and Maria das Neves, married and raised family in São Roque do Pico at start of 1600s.


Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787, USA.
Email: Kat9544@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Esteves/Steves, Vieira.
Comments:


John Elmiro da Rocha Chaves, 5321 W. Hidden Springs Dr, Boise, ID 83714, U.S.A.
Email: jec_miro@yahoo.com
Date updated: Wed, 23 Nov 2005
Surnames: Coelho Branco, Denis, Rocha Machado Salvador, Rocha Salvador, Chaves.
Comments: My name is John Elmiro da Rocha Chaves. I was born Feb 13th, 195_ in Santa Comba Cela, Angola. My mother is from São Sebastião, Terceira. My father is from Beselga, Penedono, Portugal. I'm an Engineer, graduate of Santa Clara University, working for Siemens and currently living in San Jose, CA. My family tree on my mother's side is: Mother: Vivelina Maria Branco da Rocha Salvador (nasceu São Sebastião). Grandfather: João da Rocha Machado Salvador (Angra do Heroísmo, Largo de São Bento). Greatgrandfather: José da Rocha Machado Salvador (Ribeirinha, Terceira). Greatgrandmother: Maria das Mercez Rocha (Ribeirinha, Terceira). Grandmother: Rosalina Candida Branco Salvador (São Sebastião). Greatgrandfather: Carlos Coelho Branco (nascido no Brazil, viveu em São Sebastião). Greatgrandmother: Maria Rita Candida Denis (São Sebastião). My family tree on my father side is: Father: João de Deus Chaves (Beselga, Penedono, Viseu) - see Mainland Portugal page for that side.


Jeff Estrela, (no location submitted)
Email: estrelaj@rogers.com
Date submitted: Mon, 16 Oct 2006
Island: Terceira - Sao Sebastiao
Surnames: Melo, Toste
Comments: I've been able to collection information from Family members going back 4 generations, my mother's side of my family is native to the island of Terceira, my father's side migrated from the island (both my grandfather and grandmother after marriage) of Sao Miguel. I'm looking to go even further back in my family tree if anyone has any information, I would gladly share of my current tree. If the surnames above in anyway reference your own. Thanks



Serreta

Genealogists researching in the parish of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres:

Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787, USA.
Email: Kat9544@aol.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: Pimentel.
Comments:


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Terra Chã

Genealogists researching in the parish of Nossa Senhora de Belém:

David Bertão, CA, USA
Email: davbert@pacbell.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Bertão, Rocha, Rocha Bertão
Comments: Bertão family uses the "Formiga" nickname. Rocha family uses the "Raimundo" nickname.


Dennis Martin, 5871 Tandera Ave, San Jose, CA 95123
Email: dbmartin@ix.netcom.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Rocha Martins.
Comments: Born 1885? Family name "Beyjaul".




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