Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Surnames from Madeira island in the 1500's and 1600's

Madeira Genealogy

The book  Antroponímia primitiva da Madeira by Nunes & Kremer - is a relevant study about the names and surnames found in records from the Madeira island archives (XV and XVI). It is an incredible resource for genealogy, history and culture with several bibliographical references. Several descendants of those first settlers moved to Portugal, Azores, Brazil and USA later on.

Google books offer a limited view, but worth typing the surname on the Search box below to view the in Google website.

Do not forget to visit our other page with useful links for Researching in Madeira islands

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Preservation of your family history

Preserve your family history!

In 2015 I received a grant while working in the library at UNC Greensboro, in North Carolina. No Boundaries in Preservation was created to supply free information on the preservation of books and materials, in three languages - English, Portuguese and Spanish.

During that year, and part of 2016, I worked together with a few colleagues I invited to be part of this project. Together we created a series of videos and posters focusing on educational information in preservation of books, photos and family memorabilia.

Do not forget to visit the webpage created only for the project. All the resources are free to download and print.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Brazil Beginning Research Series

Family Search Learning Center has available webinars on how to start your research in Brazil. It is a great resource to start with if you have ancestors who were married, born or lived there. The webinars are in two languages - English and Portuguese. Let's start!

Researching in Brazil - a webinar from FamilySearch.og

The lessons in English can be accessed on the link below. It may take a little time to upload as it runs with Java, you may need to check your computer if it does not work. The instructor, Debbie Gurtler, is a research consultant from Family Search; she will guide you into the discovery of your family who was born or lived in Brazil. It is a step by step webinar and you can take it at your own pace. It is totally free!

Lesson 1 - Introduction