Last month I spent almost one month in Terceira, Azores, place of most of my maternal ancestors. What an amazing time I had there not only researching my family history, visiting the towns where they lived, spending time praying at the churches they married, baptized, and eventually were buried, as well as working in Biblioteca Publica e Arquivo Regional of Angra do Heroismo, as an intern.
Holding Francisco Ferreira Drummond's manuscripts, my 3rd Great Grandfather,
at Biblioteca Publica and Arquivo Regional of Angra do Heroismo.
My internship gave me opportunity to deal with book conservation and restoration and, at the same time, browse all those shelves filled with historical books and documents that are there for centuries. Going deeper on my family research, and work with such a splendid historical library and archive was unforgettable! I cannot forget to mention the wonderful people I met, without them it wouldn't be as fun as it was. Food needs a special post here, it couldn't be fresher and better, made my life better as well as I'm eating more fish right now. With all these, I have to tell you that my heart is definitely connected to Terceira, and with plans to go back soon.
I will share with you what I saw in Terceira and what I learned from being there on the following posts. Also, if it is in your plans to travel to Terceira in the future, I can give you great advice; don't hesitate to send me an email. I'm thinking even to organize a group for a genealogical trip to Azores for the next year, so if you are interested, let me know.