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National Historical Archive of Mozambique
for information on existing registries
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.
Genealogists researching somewhere in Mozambique:
Eurico de Freitas, Simonstown, South Africa
Date submitted: Mon, 28 Jun 1999
Comments: I am so glad to find a site, where hopefully I might even be able to find my family that stayed behind in Mozambique. My name is Eurico de Freitas, now a resident of Simonstown, South Africa. I do not speak any portugese and would like someone to help me find my family in Maputo or Madeira. I was born in South Africa in 1962, but my dad died before I could meet my family in Mozambique. My mother was South African and I am not sure why she did not try to make contact - if someone can be of help or at least show me the right direction to go, I would really appreciate it. Thank you. Eurico
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
Rosemary Wilson - nee Amorim, (no address submitted)
Date submitted: Sat, 27 Apr 2002
Comments: I know my fathers parents were original from Portugal and then they move to Beira and then moved to the then Mozambique on the African continent. I would like to know how to start the family tree. Dad's name is Carlos Braz Amorim. My grandfathers name was Joao Batista de Souza Amorim. My grandmothers name was Amelia Gostavo Braz Amorim. My great grandfather on my grandmothers side was Joaquim Braz. My greatgrandfather on my grandfathers side was Manuel de Souza Amorim. My greatgrandmothers on my grandmothers side was Maria Gostavo Braz. My greatgrandmother on my grandfathers side was Maria Conceição Amorim. I would really like to get started but not to sure how. Rosemary Wilson
Orlando Oliveira Silva, India
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
For comments, questions, or to submit your own surnames and locations, send an email 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 place, submit the same things for each and every place. If you have surnames from various lugares within the same parish, send one submission and group the names into the various lugares.
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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