Portuguese Genealogist Master List





Page updated on 15 Sep 2012


The District of Lisboa is is the province of Estremadura. Below you can see the map of the district of Lisboa showing its "concelhos". Please click on each concelho to go to that specific area and see the posts or, if you prefer, use the links below


Lourinhã Cadaval Azambuja Alenquer Vila Franca de Xira Arruda dos Vinhos Sobral do Monte Agraço Torres Vedras Mafra Sintra Loures Odivelas Amadora Cascais Oeiras Lisboa
[Alenquer] [Amadora] [Arruda dos Vinhos] [Azambuja] [Cadaval] [Cascais] [Lisboa] [Loures] [Lourinhã]
[Mafra] [Odivelas] [Oeiras] [Sintra] [Sobral do Monte Agraço] [Torres Vedras] [Vila Franca de Xira]

Concelho of Alenquer
List of parishes of Alenquer

Paulo Roberto Pacheco Cunha, Alameda Conde D'Eu 498, Nova Friburgo, Brasil
E-mail: paulo@netflash.com.br
Date submitted: before 1998
Villages: Alenquer
Comments: Antônio Barral Cunha é meu pai e gostaria de contactar parentes portugueses

Concelho of Amadora
List of parishes of Amadora

No researchers listed yet.

Concelho of Arruda dos Vinhos
List of parishes of Arruda dos Vinhos

No researchers listed yet.

Concelho of Azambuja
List of parishes of Azambuja

Genealogists researching in the parish of Maçussa, concelho of Azambuja, district of Lisboa:

Anibal Antonio Vieira Filipe, (no address submitted)
Tel: (973) 301-5616
E-mail: anibal.filipe@predictive.com
Date submitted: Fri, 04 Feb 2000
Surnames: Amaral, Filipe, Varino
Parish: Macussa
Conselho: Azambuja
District: Lisboa
Comments: It's interesting to note that the village of Ereira actually borders Macussa (thus the family connections), even though both villages are in altogether different "conselhos" and even Districts. For all practical purposes though, the Conselho de Azambuja (even though it's politically part of the Lisbon District) - is really a geographic portion of Ribatejo. The Vieira Family (or my part of it) may also have some ties to Lisbon, since my maternal grandfather and his father lived there at one point, but they are interred in a mausoleum within the Ereira cemetery (their ancestral roots).Beyond that I don't know much more, especially about any of the Filipes, Amarals, or Varinos in Macussa.

Concelho of Cadaval
List of parishes of Cadaval

No researchers listed yet.

Concelho of Cascais
List of parishes of Cascais

Genealogists researching in the parish of Cascais, concelho of Cascais, district of Lisboa:

Sandra Vasconcelos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
E-mail: sandra_regin@hotmail.com
Date submitted: Fri, 12 Feb 1999
Town: Cascais Comments: Hi, I'm brasilian and I'm looking for my portuguese roots. I live in Rio de Janeiro and my mother's family come from Portugal. My mother single surname was Gomes da Costa. Her father was Joaquim da Costa Gomes from Cascaiz. Her mother was Eugenia Gomes Lourenço from Figueira da Foz. My mother fathers was cousins. My mother Grandpa was Serafim Marinheiro Mau. My brother discover that this surname "Mau" come from the surname "Mauchel". My father was born in a brasilian state called Pernambuco. My father mother was Santina Pais de Vasconcelos. Her single surname was Santina Pais Caminha. Her father was João Batista Vasconcelos. My father's grandpa was Liberio ... de Vasconcelos. It's all I know at this moment.

Genealogists researching in the parish of Estoril, concelho of Cascais, district of Lisboa:

Delores (Dee) Fernandez Kermode, 1311 51st Avenue Dr W, Palmetto FL 34221
Email: "Dee Kermode" <dkermode@verizon.net>
Date submitted: 19 Feb 2009
Surname: Fernandez Esteves
Comments: Alejo Fernandez Esteves b circa 1871 - died in Estoril, Cascais, Lisbon, Estemadura, Portugal, sometime after 1910 and before 1922, I believe.  He worked at the St George hotel as a cook or chef.  He was from Tomino, Tuy, Pontevedra, Spain and worked in Portugal because there was no money or work in Spain. He had a second family in Portugal.  He died in a hospital of pneumonia. Looking for date my grandfather died in Portugal.

Concelho of Lisboa
List of parishes of Lisboa

Genealogists researching in the city of Lisbon, district of Lisbon:

Maria Cardoso, 1900 Columbia Pike, Apt 501, Arlington, VA 22204-4633
E-mail: 11mcardoso@gallua.gallaudet.ed
Date submitted: 15 Oct 1996
Surnames: José Cardoso, Silva

Ricardo Doutel, Rua onze n.60 ap.303 jd.Pontal, Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil CEP 45.660-000
E-mail: htic@nuxnet.com.br
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Doutel

Kathleen Enes, 16661 E. River Rd, Ripon, CA 95366-9787, USA
E-mail: none
Date submitted: before 1998
Surname: Pimentel

Kathie Riberio, 1710 Mill Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061
E-mail: Riberio@cynet.net
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Ribeiro, Franquinha, Batista.
Comments: I am new to geneology; I am trying to research the above surnames. Father-in-law was Adelino Ribeiro-Franquinha; born 1888 In Lisbon; immigrated to US at Fall River, MA in 1914-1917?; married Anna Mattea in 1920?; had 6 sons and 1 daughter; died in 1970. Had other relatives in Lisbon by surname Batista. Also had brother who immigrated to Brazil around same time.

Andre Santos, (no address submitted)
E-mail: modelboy@juno.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Region: Lisbon or Torres Vedras
Surnames: Santos, Cunha.

Stephen Spring, POB 264, Ogunquit, Maine, USA 03907
E-mail: chuzco@cybertours.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Surnames: Pereira
Comments: I am the grandson of a Pereira (Perry) who came from Portugal and settled in the Lowell, MA area.

Harry Stein, 14705 N. Palm Ridge Drive, Tucson, Arizona, 85737
Tel: (520)825-0800
Email: fromme@juno.com
Date submitted: before 1998
Cities: Lisbon, Porto, Braganza
Surnames: Relatives of Don Judah Abravanel and Don Isaac Abravanel
Comments: They and others severed in courts of the Kings of Portuagal and also for the Dukes of Braganza.

Pamela, PO Box 3371, North Nowra. NSW Australia
E-mail: bigal@shoalhaven.net.au
Date submitted: Wed, 14 Oct 1998
Surnames: G/G/Grandfathers - two - John SCHWARTZ and Anthonio LEWIS
Comments: John SCHWARTZ (Swartz) b1811c Lisbon Portugal, married/died Australia. I do not know when he left Portugal possibly he travelled with my other g/g/grandfather Anthony/Antonio LEWIS (Luis)(Monier) b1814 circa Lisbon, Portugal married/died Australia. Both the above are maternal g/g/grandfathers and the information I have obtained from their death certificates Australia. Family says Anthony was the son of Augustus and Clara LEWIS the family fled Ireland and went to Portugal.

Cynthia Wannetta Anne Duguay, 202 Beacon Hill Road, Pembroke, New Hampshire, 03275, USA
Tel: (603) 224-8475
E-mail: cintivia@conknet.com (email not good)
Website: http://www.geocities.com/Hotsprings/3538/
Date submitted: Thu, 22 Jul 1999
Surname: "Oliver" not positivie of the spellling
Comments: Boarded Immigrant ship in 1896-1899 from Lisboa Portugal, 5 passengers 2 Adults gg grandparents and 3 children ages 5 & 8 two were twins, the younger 5 year olds. Only the children survived the voyage. I knew my ggrandmother her birthdate was 1891 name "Josephine Oliver." I do not know the names of my gg grandparents. I believe they lived in Lisbon, and they had a leather shop and this was there source of income. Any information that anyone has would be most welcome. Love and Light to all, Cintivia

Maria Paula dos Santos Oliveira, (no address submitted)
E-mail: libramp@prodigy.net
Date submitted: Mon, 2 Aug 1999
Comments: I was born in Lisbon, Santa Maria de Belem

Maria Fernandes Overman, 5416 Pima, Lathrop Missouri 64465 USA
Tel: (816)320-2311
E-mail: romooverman@worldnet.att.com
Date submitted: Sun, 10 Oct 1999
Surname: Manuel Anthony Fernandes
Town: Lisbon
Comment: I am trying to find any information pertaining to the Fernandes line, from Lisbon, Portugal. My father Manuel Anthony Fernandes was born April 19, 1889. He had one brother and one sister. My father immigrated to Benicia, Ca. possible 1920's. When he died I was 5 years old. Mother never told me much about him she said he came from Lisbon on a ship. She was his second wife. How can I find out who his mother and father are? She said he had one sister and brother. I would like very much to find my fathers heritage and where I came from. Thank you. Maria Fernandes Overman

Mike McCormack, 16 Briarwood Drive, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA 02745
Tel.: 508-998-1218
Email: mikemcc@ma.ultranet.com
Date submitted: Mon, 21 Feb 2000
Comments: I am looking for connections to Maria CARVALHO VALENTIM (born Terceria abt. 1889) who traveled abt. 1891 we believe to Providence, Rhode Island, USA with her mother Maria CARVALHO. We believe her mother was not married to the father, John VALENTIM, who was reputed to be a famous doctor in Rio de Janeiro and had two sons that went through the Lisbon Naval Academy. No clues as to town or parish.

Carla Batiste, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Email: carlaathome@worldnet.att.net
Date submitted: Wed, 21 Jun 2000
Comments: I was told my great grandmother Marion Perry came from Lisbon, Portugal, and my great-grandfather Gideon Gomes, from the Cape Verde Islands. I don't have any concrete evidence to support these dates but here goes. Gideon birth year 1858 - Marion 1868. They had nine children that all lived in Cape Cod, Ma. The first was born in 1885. Two of their sons Joseph and Peter owned two very popular night spots, The Twin Villa, (Osterville, Ma.) and The Park (Mashpee, Ma.). Neither one of them had children. Another of their children Mary Gomes born in 1901, married Manuel Barboza in 1919. I was told they married in Harwich, Ma. These are my grandparents. Mary died in 1931, and Manuel died around 1968. They had three children Norman, Barbara, and Walter. Walter is my father. As far as my Father knows Manuel Barboza was born on the Cape Verde Islands, and settled in Falmouth Ma. He has a brother Tony, three sisters, Mino ?, Julia, and Alice.

Deb Correia, (no address submitted)
E-mail: Debsweb0777@aol.com
Date submitted: Wed, 27 Jun 2001
Surnames: Correia, Meideris (Medeiros?)
Town: Lisbon
Comments: my mothers maiden name is correia, her parents, my grandparents are from Lisbon, Portugal, their names are Leon Correia born Nov,17, died May 7,1985. Hilda (meideris) correia born june 19, still living she is now 84 years old. My grandmothers memory is not so well but i am pursuing my interest in geneology on my mothers side. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A D H Bivar, 127 Mayfield Avenue, London N12 9HY UK
Tel: 44 20 8445 7352
E-mail: adv28@dial.pipex.com
Date submitted: Fri, 27 Jul 2001
Surnames: Bivar, Nunes Ribeiro
Locations: Lisbon, Bivar near Burgos, Spain
Comments: Rodrigo (alias Jacob) Soares de Bivar was a Jewish _converso_ in Lisbon in 1726. He was married to Isabel (Rahel) Nunes Ribeiro. Being forced Catholic converts, they must have married according to Catholic rite, but one does not know whether in Lisbon, or how long they had been in Portugal. Rodrigo presumably originated from the village of Bivar in Castile. Towards the end of July 1726, with their three daughters Gracia, Theresa and Sarah, and members of the related Nunes Ribeiro family, they induced the captain of an English packet-boat to allow them on board, and engineer their escape to England. The story is related by R.D. Barnett, "Zipra Nunes's story" in Bertram Wallace Korn (ed.), _A bicentennial Festschrift for Jacob Rader Marcus_ , American Jewish Historical Society, Waltham, Mass., and KTAV Publishing House Inc. , New York, 1976 pp. 47-61. Zipra was apparently the Jewish name of Maria Caetana, Isabel's baby sister, who after the escape emigrated with her family to Savannah, moving later to Charleston, and finally New York, where she married a Rabbi, David Mendes Machado, apparently her cousin. Rodrigo remanined in England, and is recorded in the records of the Bevis Marks synagogue in London as having undergone circumcision there (forbidden of course in Portugal), and later re-married Isabel according to Jewish rite. Since her surname in the entry is given as the same as her husband's, she had evidently been married to him previously under the Catholic rite, as noted above. Therefore a marriage record, and probably baptismal records of her three children, should surely exist in old registers somewhere in the Peninsula. But how could one trace them, unless they are indexed somewhere? Evidently there are still Bivars in Lisbon, perhaps not related, as some years ago I bought a tin of Portugese sardines processed by a Bivar cannery! Perhaps there are descendants of the father, Dr Diego Nunes Ribeiro, in Savannah or Charleston.

Jean Claudio, Long Island, N.Y.
E-mail: jjjtown55@aol.com
Date submitted: Wed, 20 Feb 2002
Surnames: Lisbon-Carvalho, Claudio; Porto-Ferreira, Monteiro
Comments: I am looking for info on my husbands' grandparents for my son, who came to America in the early 1900's. Thomazia Rose Ferreira, born 15 Feb. 1899, parents Joao Ferriera and Albina Rose Mo?teiro, social security application says she was born in Porto, Portugal. Her father worked for the conciliate in Portugal. She came to America with a female cousin, Amelia, to Glouster, Mass. She met Julio Claudio and married him in Rhode Island. He was in the merchant marines and I believe came through Canada. He was born 9 Jan. 1898 in Lisbon, his parents were Jose Claudio and Rosaria Carvalho. He had younger cousin who was a big soccer player. They settled in Brentwood, NY and had their children. Thomazia kept in touch with her family back in Portugal, but when she past away her address book disappeared. That is all the info I have and would love to find more. Julio, Thomazia and their 2 children all died in the 70's.

Rick Graham, 3021 36th Ave West, Seattle, WA 98199
E-mail: rick.graham@cmdg.com
Date submitted: 26 Feb 2002
Comments: My Great Grandfather's name was Manuel Skerry. He came to Boston or New York sometime in the late 1890s from Lisbon. My Mother told me the Skerry name was shortened from something like "Skerryasotoli" when my Great Grandfather got here.. (for obvious reasons!) My Mother has since died and she never did know the original spelling. My Great Grandfather married a Portuguese immigrant woman from Nova Scotia. I think her name was Katerina. They were my Grandmother's parents. They lived in Boston. He was a milk man. I spoke to my great aunt when she was in her late 90s (she was one of 3 or four daughters who included my Grandmother) and she insisted her parents did not come from Portugal. (She claimed to not know where they were from) My Mother told me the Skerry Family was sensitive about being of Portuguese ancestry because there was prejudice against people of Portuguese ancestry in the early part of the last century. My Mother said they WERE from Portugal though. I recently returned from a trip to Portugal and have a renewed interest in my Family history from that side of the family. There is no one left in the Skerry side of my Mother's family. I was hoping someone might have an idea how I could find out what Manuel Skerry's original name was.

Paula Zigouras, PO Box 595, North Carver, MA 02355, USA
Email: ziggy7mrsz@aol.com
Date submitted: Fri, 17 May 2002
Surnames: Cruz, Dunn, Gloria
Comments: My grandfather's name is Alfred Cross. He was born in Cambridge MA on Sept 21, 1896. His father was Manuel Cruz; his mother Isabella Dunn. I am trying to find information about Isabella. She died 8/1/1918 in Plymouth, MA and the death record reads: Isabella Cruise; father Joseph A. Gloria; mother Marianna; place of birth Azores, approx 1870. Her husband, Manuel Cruz was from Lisbon, Portugal; but I don't know where they were married or when. Some of the old papers that my father has say --Isabella Gloria Dunn--. We have no pictures. There is a possibility that Isabella may have been born in Scotland, even though her death records states the Azors. I would appreciate any information on Isabella Dunn, Joseph A. Gloria, Marianna Dunn, or Manuel Cruz.

Elena Correia, (no address submitted)
Email: Elphie14@aol.com
Date submitted: Mon, 15 Jul 2002
Comments: My mother's sister Melania Soares Dutra has disappeared... we think she was murdered but don't know for sure... she also had 5 children who we would like to find... along with my mom. My mother's name is (Armanda Estrella Dutra Maiden name - married was Armanda Estrella Correia married at the time to Jose Neves Correia).. My mom's sister's (my aunt) name is Melania de Conceicion Soares Dutra (Maiden). They were both born in Furnas, San Miguel. Parents Sebastian Dutra, and Maria Soares Dutra. My mom currently lives with me in West Palm Beach, FL. My aunt, last we heard was living in Lisbon, Portugal. We need help to try and find her or the children. Any suggestions? Thank you.

Marjorie Jean Morris, 1/7 Briarwood Row, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Email: marron@primusonline.com.au
Date updated: Fri, 3 Nov 2006
Name: Ferriera, Andrae or Andre
Comments: Born in 1838 in Lisbon. Arrived in Australia in 1866 on board ship "Fanny Fisher" and married a Scottish Australian.
Family Information: Andrae's parents died about 1847 to 1850 and he had 8 brothers and sisters. Andrae was cared for by an aunty who had the genetic skin disease vitiligo (patches without pigment). Andrae become a cabin boy about age 10 and spent about 18 years at sea. He was well known in later life as a ship builder in the Williams River district of New South Wales, Australia. He had four children. Several of his grandchildren are still alive, but in frail health. I am a great grandchild and would like to contact anyone who has descended from Andrae's brothers and sisters. I would be able to travel to meet them.

Les Parminter, (no address submitted)
Email: lvyeparminter@ntlworld.com
Date submitted: Wed, 21 Jan 2004
Surnames: Wm Parminter - 1748, Mary Parminter - 1751, Elizabeth Parminter - 1769, John Parminter - 1771, Eleonor Parminter - 1772, Catherine Louisa Parminter - 1773, Daniel Parminter 1777.
Comments: I have been trying to find information about my family below. Would you be able to help, or advise me where to try. British Factory Chaplaincy in Lisbon Baptism Records 1721-1807 - 1755 Earthquake Lisbon. John Parminter who was in Lisbon before the earthquake, an entrepreneur - had a glass factory - dealer in wines - produced quick selling cement which was developed lo help in the reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake. His glass factory was destroyed, but was rebuilt by the King (Joseph Emanuel) in gratitude. John Parminter Wife's name was Jane Arboyn (or Mary Arboin) believe they were married in Lisbon.

Amy Sylvia-Smith, Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Email: amysboys2@aol.com
Date submitted: Tue, 20 Apr 2004
City: Lisbon, Portugual
Comments: I am searching for info regarding Joao Raphael born about 1890 in Lisbon son of Joao Raphael and Joaquina DeSouza. He married Rosaria born about 1892 from portugual. Some how they ended up in New Bedford MA. I don't know if they married here or there. They where living in New Bedford in 1920. If anyone has any info regarding this family please let me know.

Layna Jan Wilson, 14078 102nd Ave., Surrey, B.C. Canada V3T 1P4
Email: ljanwils@shaw.ca
Date submitted: Wed, 19 May 2004
Comments: Here are some from my ancestral family tree: John Galloway, born 1781, Lisbon and Kate West, 1785, Lisbon. John Watson Montague Galloway (son), Catherine Bailess Kirkham (1st wife). 2nd wife was Emma Elizabeth West (my gg-grandmother), through her 2nd husband, John William Perkins, married 1860-British Consulate, Lisbon, Portugal. Children from John Watson M. Galloway: Jane, Kate, Elizabeth, Maria, George Edward A. Montague Henry. Children from John William Perkins: Francis Herbert Perkins (died age 2 in England), John Pink Perkins (born England), Henry Perkins (born England), my g-grandfather.
John Watson Montague Galloway and Catherine Bailess Kirkham, his first wife, are both buried at St. George's churchyard, Lisbon. My families that lived there were some of the first British colonists in Portugal (the Bailess-Kirkhams, the Galloways, the Wests). Where could I find out more about the first British Colony families in the Lisbon and Setubal areas? Any further info. will be immensely appreciated. Thank you.

Lionel Mackenzie Tigh na Hath, Dulnain Bridge, Moray Ph26 3Nu UK
Tel. and Fax: 44(0)1479 851266
E-mail: donnaie@aol.com
Date submitted: Sun, 7 Nov 2004
Comments: My Grandfather Peter Alexander Cameron Mackenzie Count de Serra Largo married Anezia Augusta do Amaral daughter of Jose Maria do Amaral, Merchant of Para and and Lisbon in 1886. He was Managing Director of Singer Sewing Machine Company Brazil and lived at 169 Larangeiras Rio de Janeiro. I seek information on other descendants of Jose Maria do Amaral. Please reply in English.

Audrey A. Lapointe, 400 Cornerstone Dr., Ste. 325, Williston, VT 05495
Tel.: 802-872-3200x214
Email: aannlapointe@hotmail.com
Date submitted: Fri, 11 Mar 2005
Comments: Looking for grandfather’s and grandmother’s lineage: Charles Perry Rose (originally Rosa), his ancestors were from Lisboa. Theresa (Soares) Rose, her father’s name was Botelho and her ancestors from San Miguel. Thanks - Audrey

AnnaMack Hardison, (no address submitted)
Email: annamackhardison@yahoo.com
Date submitted: Thu, 14 Apr 2005
Surnames: Brabant and Silvia/Silva
Comments: I never knew my grandmother, who was an immigrant to the US from Portugal, in the 40s I think. She married an englishman here named Bibby but they separated. She had three children here and tried to hide her Portuguese heritage to protect her children. In Portugal she married a man who went insane and after that she came here to the US. Since MY mother never learned portuguese or anything about her Portuguese half, I do not know either. I would like to find my family. I believe they were fishermen....They came from the city of Lisbon, although I do not know which part, in Estremadura. If anyone knows anything please email me! Thank you!

Joan Harrison, St. Albans, Herts, England
Email: joan.les@talktalk.net
Date submitted: Sat, 11 Jun 2005
Surname: Anthony
Comments: My Gt.gt.gt. Grandfather Christian name was Joseph, According to censuses he was born in Lisbon, Portugal, circa 1792. When he came to London I am not too sure, but we find him married to Eleanor at the birth of his son Philip Walter in Holborn, London in 1824.

Rambo, San Diego, California
Email: Rambo12h@aol.com
Date submitted: Mon, 17 Jul 2006
Surname: Galvão
Comments: I am trying to locate relatives in Cape Verde and/or possibly Portugal. My grandfather John Verra Galvao immigrated from Cape Verde to the United States when he was approximately 15-years-old. He was born in approximately 1896. I believe he had a sister named Maria Dos Reis Borges living on the island of São Vicente. She has a son who may be living in Lisbon Portugal working as a doctor. She has another son possibly living in Praia. It is my understanding that he works or worked in some capacity for the government possibly in transportation.

Marcia Bezuidenhout, 540 Lighthouse Road, Bluff, 4052, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Email: roland1@wol.co.za (h) or marcialb@law.co.za (w)
Date submitted: Sun, 17 Sep 2006
Surnames: Serena, Vieira, De’Abreu, Caldeira
Comments: My great-grandmother, Maria Calderia (Caldeira) was born circa 1905. My great-grandfather, Marceal/Marsial Vieira Serena was born October 1900. My great-grandmother came to South Africa from Madeira, Portugal and my great-grandfather from either Lisbon or Madeira, Portugal. I am not sure what years they came through to South Africa. They were not married at the time they left Portugal so I am not sure whether they met one another in Portugal or only met in South Africa. They were married in Benoni, Transvaal (now Gauteng), South Africa – I am not sure what year they were married. We think that my great-grandmother’s mother was named Mathilde but this is yet to be confirmed. We also think that my great-grandmother’s maiden name was De’Abreu but we are still trying to confirm this, hence the reason for me researching all the above surnames. My great-grandparents had 10 children, namely: Lourdes (I think she was deceased at the age of about 19 years – she was born with down-syndrome, date of birth unknown, date of death unknown), Adelino Serena (he was known to us by his nickname, Fatti – born ..., deceased 27 November 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa), Luiz Jose Vieira Serena (born 8 November 1928, deceased 7 December 2003 in Durban, South Africa), Theresa Maria Serena (born 14 August 193?, deceased April 2005), Angelina Clara Serena (my maternal grandmother – born 6 August 1936, deceased 20 August 1990), Deloures Serena (born 9 February 1939, deceased 16 September 1994), Beatrice Serena (born 14 March 194?, still living) Cecilia Serena (born 194?, still living) Antonio (Tony) Vieira Serena (born 194?, still living), and Lourenco (Lawrence) Serena (deceased as an infant from consumption). Unfortunately this is the only information I have at this stage. If there is anyone out there who can help me find out more about my family, please contact me by e-mail. Thank You!!

Liz Lacey, Ontario, Canada
Email: lizlacey2001@yahoo.ca
Date submitted: Wed, 20 Jun 2007
Surname: Da Maia
Comments: Looking for family members of Manuel Celestino Da Maia. I have found new information that he came from portugal via ship on Fer 7, 1920 to New York ships name was the Mormugao, he is listed as 20yrs old. The ship sailed from the following ports in portugal Lisbon and Algiers Ports, he also could be from Terceira or the Azores. I believe he left either via the US or Canada and headed back to Portugal and then to England or went straight to England. Can anyone tell me where I could find ships lists leaving the US or Canada going either to Portugal or England between 1920 -1924. Also can anyone tell me where I could look up birth records in those areas? Is there anywhere online? My father in law remembers going to Lisbon at a very young age after his father died, so he very well be from Lisbon. Thank you. Liz Lacey

Susan Hope, (no location submitted)
Email: shope@talktalk.net
District: Lisboa
Street: Avenida da Liberdade
Surname: Green
Date Submitted: Mon, 16 Jul 2007
Comments: I am looking to find a record of my grandmother’s birth at the above location circa 1901. Her name was Alma Unnellica Green. Her father was English (we do not know the nationality of her mother) and he may have been in the British Army. She had an older and a younger sister (names unknown) the younger dying at an early age. I can find no record of her birth on genealogy sites such as LDS on line or in the British Consular returns. I know she returned to Portugal from England in 1926 age 24 but I don’t’ know why. Can anyone tell me who I can contact in Portugal to trace a birth? I assume that there is a records office but cannot find one listed anywhere. I welcome any suggestions. Thank you.

Deb Rowley, New Zealand
Email: The Rowley's rowley@clear.net.nz
Submission date: 25 Jun 2009
Surname: Sykes
Location: Lisboa
Comments: I am researching the SYKES family, in particular Charles Sykes who was born in Portugal in 1834. I presume he is related to the George and James SYKES listed on the IGI index - British Factory Chaplaincy Lisboa. Charles jumped ship in New Zealand in 1858. I am trying to find the names of Charles' parents. I am not sure how to go about finding out the information I require. I know that Charles SYKES was Roman Catholic and so would not have been listed among the births at the British Factory Chaplaincy. As I don't speak Portuguese I am at a loss.  The family folk lore said his mother was Portuguese. Whether that is true I have no idea.

Concelho of Loures
List of parishes of Loures

No researchers listed yet.

Concelho of Lourinhã
List of parishes of Lourinhã

Genealogists researching in the parish of Lourinhã, concelho of Lourinhã, district of Lisboa:

Elayne Black, 25 So. Bertrand Road, Mount Arlington, NJ 07856, USA
Tel: 973-601-9167
Email: elayneb@optonline.net
Date submitted: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 (updated 11 Aug 2012)
Surnames: Ingraco from Serra do Calvo, Lourinha, Portugal
      Pereira from Serra do Calvo, Lourinha, Portugal
      de Almeida from Coimbra
Comments: Virginia de Almeida was related to Antonio Jose De Almeida, President of Portugal

Genealogists researching in the parish of Moita dos Ferreiros, concelho of Lourinhã, district of Lisboa:

Ana Carvalho, 52 West Beaver Creek Road, Unit 12 & 13, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1L9, Canada
Tel: 905-881-1181 x165, Fax: 905-881-8111
E-mail: acarvalho@calltoa.com or anacarvalho26@yahoo.ca
Web: www.calltoa.com
Date submitted: Thu, 3 Jan 2002
Comments: I'm looking for information on my greatgrandparents, my mother's father was Jose Andre (born 1924) and married my grandmother Delfina Rodrigues Camarao, I guess the names that I'm looking for is Andre, Rodrigues, Camarao. They were born and lived in Moita Dos Ferreiros, Lourinha, Lisboa. Any information would be helpful, even just the history of the names, where the names originated from. Carvalho is my married name. Thank you.

Genealogists researching in the parish of Ribamar, concelho of Lourinhã, district of Lisboa:

Ana Paula Baptista Cordeiro, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Email: acoreana4life@gmail.com
Date submitted: Fri, 13 Apr 2007
Surnames: Cordeiro, Benavides, Sousa - (Acores - Sao Miguel - Arrifes)
Surname: Da Silva (Acores - Fail - Feteira Cima)
Surname: Antunes, Baptista (Portugal - Riba Mar)
Comments: My grandfather Joao Antunes Baptista was born Aug 28 or 29, 1919 in Portugal - Riba Mar and moved to Fail sometime during WW2 (1940-1944). My grandfather married Ana Maria Da Silva born in Fail - Feteira Cima born Jan 4, 1929. These grandparents are on my mothers side of the family and they had 15 children, one set of twins died during my grandmother's pregnancy around 8 months. The surviving children 11 limmigrated to the US (California) and one lives in Sao Miguel Port Formoso and the other one lives in Fail Feteira Baixo and this person (My uncle was in the Army and has now retired. My grandparents on my fathers side were born in Arrifes - Joao Sousa Cordeiro born in Rua de Milagres back on March 12, 1909 and my grandmother Alzira Benavides was born on Dec 12, 1908 and had 6 children all immigrated to Vancouver Canada and on in Laval Quebec Canada. I (Ana Paula Baptista Cordeiro) was born in the hospital in Ponta Delgada (Acores) on July 4, 1968. My sister Maria Alzira Baptista Cordeiro was born July 11, 1969 however it is registered as July 30 and was born at home in Arrifes - Rue de Milagres and so was my brother Joao Jose Baptista Cordeiro on July 1, 1970. I have one other sister Linda Cordeiro born in Vancouver Canada on Aug 1, 1971. My parents got married on July 29, 1967 in Fail (Feteira Cima). My mother Maria Fernanda Da Silva Baptista was born on Sept 9, 1948 in Feteira Cima Fail at home and my father was born Jan 20, 1944 in Arrifes - Rua de Milagres, Soa Miguel. My father was in the Army from the years of 1965-1967. My sister Maria, brother Joao and my dad Joao along with myself were all baptisted at the church called Nosa Senhora dos Milagres in Arrifes. If someone could read this and provide me with any other information that could be related to my family that would be great. Regards

Concelho of Mafra
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Genealogists researching in the parish of Ericeira, concelho of Mafra, district of Lisboa:

Anne Pereira, (no location submitted)
Email: Anne20850@aol.com
Date submitted: Thu, 20 Jul 2006
Surname: Fortunato
Concelho: Mafra
Village: Ericeira
Comments: Looking for anyone with the last name FORTUNATO. My grandfather was Joao Henriques Fortunato and was born in Ericeira (coastal town north of Lisbon). Thank you.

Concelho of Odivelas
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No researchers listed yet.

Concelho of Oeiras
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Genealogists researching in the parish of Paço de Arcos, concelho of Oeiras, district of Lisboa:

Victorino Rodrigues, 108 Plenty River Drive, Greensborough, Victoria, Australia
E-mail: optimal81@pacific.net.au
Date submitted: Wed, 12 Jan 2000
Comments: Sei que tenho uma irmã (Manuela Rodrigues) e irmão nascidos em São Cristovão. Gostaria de os conhecer porque o meu pai deixou-me com 8 anos e viveu em São Cristovão. Meu pai Manuel dos Santos Rodrigues,nasceu em Paço-de-Arcos (conhecido como Manuel Preto) e creio que faleceu em 1982. A minha avo paterna (Maria Rosa???) vivia em Aguada de Baixo perto de Aveiro. Por favor ajudem-me. Victorino Rodrigues

Concelho of Sintra
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Genealogists researching in the parish of Queluz, concelho of Sintra, district of Lisboa:

Michael Foote, 601 N 6th Ave, Yakima, WA, 98902, USA
Tel: (509) 452-7205
E-mail: lordgarth@mail.nwinfo.net (email not good)
Date submitted: Fri, 18 Jun 1999
Villages: Queluz and Mira Coimbra, Portugal
Surnames: Dos Santos, Baptista
Comments: Looking for information on my Grandfather.

Duarte Maria de Macedo Albuquerque Forjaz, (no address submitted)
Tel.: 351 919628273
Email: dforjaz@netc.pt
Date submitted: Tue, 23 Jul 2002
Comments: born March, 27th, 1957, in Sintra, S. Martinho, Lisbon, Portugal.

Concelho of Sobral do Monte Agraço
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No researchers listed yet.

Concelho of Torres Vedras
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No researchers listed yet.

Concelho of Vila Franca de Xira
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Genealogists researching in the parish of Alhandra, concelho of Vila Franca de Xira, district of Lisboa:

Maria Izabel F. Schwartz, 6416 E MIchigan St, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USA
Tel.: 360-895-7750
Email: izabelschwartz@charter.net
Date submitted: Tue, 25 Mar 2003
Comments: I am looking for information about:
Joao Luis Garrafao, Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem, born Dec 29,1895, and died Mar 1,1947
Antonia Rosa Vieira, Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem, born Oct 28, 1899? and died Aug 13, 1980?
Carlos Alberto Caetano, Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem
Joaquim Luis Garrafao, Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem born 1893? and died 1951?
Manuel Luis Garrafao, Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem, born 1897? and died 1968?
Maria da Conceicao, Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem
Maria Rosa Garrafao, Alhandra, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem, born in 1925
I would appreciate all the help you can give with these names. My maiden name is :Maria Izabel Garrafao Ferreira. Thank you. Izabel Schwartz

Genealogists researching in the parish of Alverca do Ribatejo, concelho of Vila Franca de Xira, district of Lisboa:

Maria Izabel F. Schwartz, 6416 E MIchigan St, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USA
Tel.: 360-895-7750
Email: izabelschwartz@charter.net
Date submitted: Tue, 25 Mar 2003
Comments: I am looking for information about Joao Luis Garrafao, Arcena, Alverca, Ribatejo, Santarem, born in 1859? and died Jan 12,1929. I would appreciate all the help you can give with these names. My maiden name is Maria Izabel Garrafao Ferreira. Thank you. Izabel Schwartz

Genealogists researching in the parish of Vila Franca de Xira, concelho of Vila Franca de Xira, district of Lisboa:

Maria Izabel F. Schwartz, 6416 E MIchigan St, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USA
Tel.: 360-895-7750
Email: izabelschwartz@charter.net
Date submitted: Tue, 25 Mar 2003
Comments: I am looking for information about Jose Luis Garrafao, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem; Julio Luis Garrafao, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem, died in 1921, and Maria das Dores Garrafao, Vila Franca de Xira, Ribatejo, Santarem. I would appreciate all the help you can give with these names. My maiden name is Maria Izabel Garrafao Ferreira. Thank you. Izabel Schwartz

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