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Name: Liz Pearce <lwpearce@yahoo.com>
Date: 2013-03-21
Where are you from? Richmond, VA
How did you find this page? google search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Neives and Gumbs from B.W.I. (St. Kitts)
Comments:
Thank you for your work on this site.
 

Name: Gerard A Jardine <Jardo7@Netscape.net>
Date: 2012-12-23
Where are you from? Trinidad
How did you find this page? Facebook
Comments:
would like to track my family
 

Name: Timothy Bottoms <tim@timothybottoms.com>
Date: 2012-10-28
Where are you from? Cairns, Queensland, Australia
How did you find this page? I typed in my Grandfather's name and vocation
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Charles Reis Port of Spain T&T
Comments:
A very user-friendly site. I was searching for any details on my maternal grandfather, Charles Reis, barrister and the author of History of the Associação Portuguesa Primeiro de Dezembro.
 

Name: Fernando R. Pinto <promo@rockstarmagic.pt>
Date: 2012-09-04
Where are you from? Portugal
How did you find this page? Google
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Portuguese Luso
Comments:
Hello there,

the Independent portuguese Publisher Rockstarmagic, edited the new album "The Bourbons" in August 2012, and now the german Publisher STF Records will release the new album "Best amazing Reasons" also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and Japan on october first.

Take a look here:

http://www.stf-records.de/index.php?sektion=band&welche=93&speak=gb [1]

Listen to their music and watch videos here:

http://www.reverbnation.com/thebourbonsband

http://www.facebook.com/Thebourbonsband

https://vimeo.com/44300307

https://vimeo.com/35956857

Thank you!

Rockstarmagic


Portugues:

Ola a todos,

a Editora independente Rockstarmagic lançou o novo Album da Banda portuguesa "The Bourbons" e cedeu os direitos de publicação a Editora alemã STF Records que por sua vez vai publicar o novo Album "Best amazing reasons" na Alemanha, Suiça, Austria, Reino Unido e Japão.

Aqui alguns links com a musica, os Videos e outras informações sobre a Banda "The Bourbons" :

http://www.reverbnation.com/thebourbonsband

http://www.facebook.com/Thebourbonsband

https://vimeo.com/44300307

https://vimeo.com/35956857

Muito obrigados pela atenção

Rockstarmagic

Fernando R. Pinto

 

Name: Andrew O'Connor <aoconnor00@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-07-25
Where are you from? Trinidad/Atlanta, GA
How did you find this page? Internet Research
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Figueira/ Madeira
Comments:
Great source of research and Information about the Portuguese of the Caribbean. It should be noted that the Republic of Portugal is very welcoming to the Luso-Community as well and makes information readily available.
 

Name: Kathleen R Cumbermack <krpacheco1954@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-05-17
Where are you from? Arima Trinidad.
How did you find this page? reading about madeira
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Ramos/Dos Ramos
Comments:
My great grandfather was Clemente De/Dos Ramos.He came to Trinidad with his sister Anna.Would like to get any information about my family roots.
 

Name: Mina Petrovic <milicapoe@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-08-27
How did you find this page? http://bleblife.com
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Àíãâèëà
Comments:
very good
 

Name: Alfred Bibby <alfred@abibbyco.com>
Date: 2011-07-27
Where are you from? Trinidad & Tobago
How did you find this page? Resarching my grandfarthers name
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Luz -Guyana
Comments:
I have looked for my grandfarthers name John Fernandes De Lus in your archives and was unable to find his name, he most likey cam from Guyana, I will try to gather some more information and send it to this site, i really do appreciate all the information you have compiled for the prosterity of the ansestors of the Portugese decentants in Trinidad and the Caribbean.
 

Name: Maxine Green <green11703@charter.net>
Date: 2011-03-29
Where are you from? USA
How did you find this page? Google
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Gomez/Goombs
Comments:
There isn't much information on Portuguese families in Jamaica. I have found my grandmother, Alice Gomes/Goombs and her husband Frank McCatty. I can trace the McCatty family back to Inverness, Scotland but have not had any luck with the Goombs.
 

Name: Joel Xavier <JXavier2@att.net>
Date: 2010-11-29
Where are you from? Trinidad
How did you find this page? Surfing For Calvinadage Recipes
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Xavier / Franco / Gomes
Comments:
Nice work on the Site, I Will check back often.
Thank You.

 

Name: Helen Rivier <rivier_3@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-07-26
Where are you from? USA
How did you find this page? Researching genealogy
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Surname Silva from Trinidad and Madeira
Comments:
I need help locating information about a Manuel Silva and his brother Custodio Silva from Trinidad island. Those brothers moved to Guiria, Venezuela and established their families in the town of Guiria, Soro, and Yoco.
 

Name: Waple <gayelle137@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-03-28
Where are you from? Trinidad and Tobago
How did you find this page? Internet search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Gonsalves of St. Vincent
Comments:
I am searching for information or connection to the Gonsalves. The elders migrated from Portugal to St. Vincent sometime in the 1800s. I am aware of at least two members of the family from St. Vincent who carry the name Gonsalves and many more who do not but would like more information on them. One of the immigrants in that family from Portugal was my great grandmother.
 

Name: Patricia <jamaica-babe2hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-07
Where are you from? Jamaica
How did you find this page? internet search for Madeira geanology
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Ferreira
Comments:
Trying to located family history for the Ferreira family...grandfather came from Madeira to Jamaica maybe in the 1850's? Name John Ferreira....
 

Name: Laddy <lads4me@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-25
Comments:
Nice
 

Name: John <jaebp@live.com>
Date: 2009-06-29
Where are you from? Trinidad
How did you find this page? google
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Pereira
Comments:
Just interested ...
 

Name: Pat Williams <era_Williams7598@damailbox.com>
Date: 2009-03-02
Where are you from? USA
How did you find this page? Word of mouth.
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Williams
Comments:
I liked your site.
 

Name: Tigran <amaras@arts.am>
Date: 2009-02-28
Where are you from? Armenia
How did you find this page? Nice
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? None
Comments:
Dear Friends,
Please help to save the Portuguese Bookshop of Macau,
against who despises the Portuguese Community of Macau,
for the sake of money.
Please read the article below (Portuguese)
and if you agree please
click your name for the petition in the link below
http://www.petitiononline.com/cpmlivpt/
and pass to your contacts
Many thanks

 

Name: Shirnet Pessoa <shirdez@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-02
Where are you from? Jamaica
How did you find this page? WS
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Pessoa
Comments:
We are researching my husband's family. Last name is Pessoa with history in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Any info will help.
 

Name: pamella hintzen <pamella412002@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-07
Where are you from? Guyana
How did you find this page? Guyanese web site
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? hintzen
Comments:
Hintzen, who lived in Guyana S.A.
 

Name: CHERYL <cherylfats@aol.com>
Date: 2007-07-07
Where are you from? Guyana
How did you find this page? by accident
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Fernandes,De Freties,
Comments:
mt great grand and her sister came to Guyana from the island of Madeira i reallyc like some info about the above names mention thank you
 

Name: Lesslie Knaggs <lezknaggs@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-24
Where are you from? Arima, Trinidad, W.I.
How did you find this page? personal interest!!!
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Nobriga
Comments:
Excellent (trini) site!, but not much info on Sephardi jews in Trinidad.
 

Name: jennifer Wilson nee Dunn <wwilson47@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-04-30
Where are you from? Kingston, Jamaica
How did you find this page? a friend sent me cbcna site
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Soares; Cavallo; Derezerio
Comments:
My maternal grandmother was Mae Soares and she was born in Spanish Town. Her brother was Otto Soares. My paternal great grandmother was mamie Dunn nee Cavallo. My mother's grandmother's maiden name was Derezerio.
 

Name: jomugujo <jomugujo@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-03-08
Where are you from? germany
How did you find this page? friend
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? no
Comments:
i dey maga good work My Great Grandfather and his family moved to St. Vincent
from Madeira around 1840. Just trying to trace what year they actually moved there, and maybe trace our family name back to Madeira. Family name is De Caul, not even sure that's the correct spelling. So far anyone i have met with that name are all closely related, have not heard of that name anywhere else in the world. Am i correct? Thanks, Anna

 

Name: sylvia de freitas <impie_syl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-19
Where are you from? St. Vincent
How did you find this page? surfing
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Cuveille-Carmichael
Comments:
Decendants of James Carmichael and Georgiana Curveille, who lived at Belmont, St. Vincent, before moving to Gomea/Belair
 

Name: sylvia de freitas <impie_syl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-13
Where are you from? St. Vincent
How did you find this page? surfing the web
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Cuveille, Cuvalier,
Comments:
One of the ladies got married to a Carmichael, my great grand mother, anyone knowing that surname, Id love to hear from you
 

Name: sylvia De Freitas <impie_syl@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-12
Where are you from? St. Vincent
How did you find this page? surfing the web
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Carmichael, Duvalier,,DeFreitas,Daize
Comments:
Facinated. I have been getting information since 1972, and have not gotten half of the information i've gotten recently. Keep up the good work, and I'd send any information that I get, which I think may be useful to you. Also trying to find Joan/Joanne De Freitas (Patrick's daughter), any information would be helpful
 

Name: Sofhia <silver8519@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-02
Where are you from? http://www.internettv.tz4.com
Comments:
really its site is very good, congratulations for the well made work

 

Name: Stephon <cainjoe_5@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-12-30
Where are you from? Ontario, Canada
How did you find this page? Searching on my portuguese roots
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Surname Daize in Gordon Yard and Spring Village in St.vincent
Comments:
Hi
My name is Stephon and I'm trying to find information on Ancestors and Desendants,family name DAIZE in Gordon Yard and Spring Village. The DAIZE family emigrated from Maderia, Portugal to St.Vincent in the 1840's after abolition of slavery to be promient servants and indentured labourers. My great great great grandfather Paul Daize was the first settler in either Spring Village or Gordon Yard with his wife and my great great great grandmother Julia Daize her maiden name was DeFreitas they gave birth to my great great grandmother Alexandrina Daize and her siblings in either Gordon Yard or Spring Village. Alexandrina gave birth to my great grandmother Maude Agatha Daize in Gordon Yard and she was mulatto(black mixed with white). Here is some info to help:

Paul Daize was born in 1837 either in Madeira or St.Vincent
he married Julia DeFreitas on July 9 1873 in Cumberland
Paul Daize died in 1884 in Spring Village age 47.

Julia Daize DeFreitas was born 1847 either in Madeira or St.Vincent she died in 1924 in Spring Village age 77.

Alexandrina Daize was born November 14 1884 in either Spring Village or Gordon Yard.

Maude Agatha Daize was born August 2 1908 in Gordon Yard
she died June 5 1963 in Spring Village age 55.

Please contact me soon with the results about my family and I hope you had a wonderful christmas and have safe Happy New Year.
Stephon

 

Name: Imelda Sherrett <imeldat1@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-12-08
Where are you from? Guyana
How did you find this page? Looking for Ancestors from Madeira
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Pontes, de Madeira Island to Guyana
Comments:
My great grandparents came from Madeira Island to British Guiana (Guyana).
My great grandmother maiden name was Jesuina Fernandes. She married Francis Pontes de (de Pontes)or (Pontes.

 

Name: Anna M Harding <dianharding@hotmal.com>
Date: 2006-03-08
Where are you from? St.Vincent/Living in Grenada
How did you find this page? Searching for Portuguese info.
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Caul from Madeira
Comments:
My Great Grandfather and his family moved to St. Vincent
from Madeira around 1840. Just trying to trace what year they actually moved there, and maybe trace our family name back to Madeira. Family name is De Caul, not even sure that's the correct spelling. So far anyone i have met with that name are all closely related, have not heard of that name anywhere else in the world. Am i correct? Thanks, Anna

 

Name: Anna M Harding <dianharding@hotmal.com>
Date: 2006-03-08
Where are you from? St.Vincent/Living in Grenada
How did you find this page? Searching for Portuguese info.
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Caul from Madeira
Comments:
My Great Grandfather and his family moved to St. Vincent
from Madeira around 1840. Just trying to trace what year they actually moved there, and maybe trace our family name back to Madeira. Family name is De Caul, not even sure that's the correct spelling. Thanks, Anna

 

Name: micheline ferreira <michie_ferreira@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-02-24
Where are you from? trinidad
How did you find this page? web search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? ferreira
Comments:
my grandfather is max e ferreira (alive in trinidad)...his sister (dead)is yolande ,sister(alive) yvette(in france), brother henry(dead) <br>wife..odette price(dead) <br>hi!!!i d really like to find out more about my ancestors..CAN U HELP ME???WHERE DO I START????aaahhh! <br>i think we came from madeira
 

Name: Jeannine (Ferreira) Schiermeyer <c.schiermeyer@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-01-15
Where are you from? Long Beach
How did you find this page? Saw a reference to your biblio from the 1990's
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Ferreira
Comments:
My father, Oscar Ferreira, was born in British Guiana around 1915 and emigrated to the United States in the early 1920's where he changed his name to John Farrar. His Scottish mother had left Guiana upon the death of her husband and she and all her children changed their names and never spoke of Guiana to any of their children. It has only been a few years since we finally discovered his real name. His father was a wealthy Guianese merchant who married an immigrant girl from Scotland (unusual for the time) in 1892 in Georgetown or Demerara. We are attempting to learn more of John Ferreira and his antecedents. We have been searching for information for years and would like very much to correspond with someone to discuss this. Thank you.
 

Name: Paul Mendonca <paul-mendonca@santa-monica.org>
Date: 2005-11-29
Where are you from? Santa Monica, California
How did you find this page? just searching the web
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Mendonca
Comments:
I am finding your website very informative. I am researching my grandfather, Abel Mendonca who emigrated from Madeira to British Guiana in the late 1800's. He came with his wife Olinda and his two sister's Lucy and Filamina. If there is anyone out there that can put me in the right direction please respond. Thank so much.
 

Name: Paul Mendonca <paul-mendonca@santa-monica.org>
Date: 2005-11-29
Where are you from? Santa Monica, California
How did you find this page? Just by accident
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Mendonca - Georgetown, British Guiana
Comments:
I think your website is great. Very informative and has been very helpful as I begin my research regarding my grandfather, Abel Mendonca who emigrated from the island of Madeira to British Guiana in the late 1800's. He came with his wife Olinda Mendonca and his two sister's Lucy and Filamina. If you have any information or can help me in my research please respond.
 

Name: Paul Mendonca <paul-mendonca@santa-monica.org>
Date: 2005-11-29
Where are you from? Santa Monica, California
How did you find this page? Just by accident
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Mendonca - Georgetown, British Guiana
Comments:
I think your website is great. Very informative and has been very helpful as I begin my research regarding my ancestors that emigrated from the island of Madeira to Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). Please post my message for others to respond to. Thank you.
 

Name: Sean Ferreira <sferreira25@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-11-15
Where are you from? California/ Born in Georgetown,Guyana
How did you find this page? Google Search Engine
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Ferreira
Comments:
I'm researching my family history. I would like to find more info. about my family ancestry and how and when they migrated to Guyana. My Grandfather and Great Grandfather's name is Vincent Ferreira and my Grandmother's name is Olive Ferreira.
 

Name: Mylene Zupan <mzupan157@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-10-29
Where are you from? Pennsylvania
How did you find this page? researching family
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Gouveia in Trinidad
Comments:
Looking for any info on the Gouveia family of which Kevin and Joseph were descendants
 

Name: angela de Souza Briggs <ang70para@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-03
Where are you from? Bahamas
How did you find this page? Accidentally
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Souza leal Aranha Guyana
Comments:
Mary de Souza leal Aranha was the wife of the Barrister Louis de Souza leal Aranha, whose affix was Louis de Souza. She died on Sunday Oct 7,1888, in her residence on Regent St and was buried Le Repentir Cemetery.
Her husband, my great uncle, unlawfully imprisoned in the Royal Gaol, for critizing in the media and appealing to the Privy Council, the injustices of 3 Judges, was not allowed to attend her funeral. I am interested in any info about them or the Gaol. Mr. de Souza was my great uncle. Sadly he died in Barbados on March 10,1889 , at his residence on Bay St. Angela de Souza Briggs.

 

Name: Angela de Souza Briggs <ang70para@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-03
Where are you from? Bahamas
How did you find this page? By accident
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Souza leal Aranha Guyana & Barb
Comments:
I am looking for either de Souza or de Souza leal Aranha, in Demerara 1887-8,or Barbados 1875-89, Specifically Louis J. de Souza Barrister=at-law, Demerara 1887-88, he used the affix Louis de Souza. He worked for a Mercantilist, Mr. Fitt on Broad st, Barbados 1875-77, when he left to enter Lincoln's Inn. He died on March9-10, 1889 in his residence on Bay St, Barbados. He was my great uncle, brother of my grandfather.
 

Name: Angela de Souza Briggs <ang70para@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-10-03
Where are you from? Bahamas
How did you find this page? By accident
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Souza leal Aranha Guyana & Barb
Comments:
I am looking for either de Souza or de Souza leal Aranha, in Demerara 1887-8,or Barbados 1875-89, Specifically Louis J. de Souza Barrister=at-law, Demerara 1887-88, he used the affix Louis de Souza. He worked for a Mercantilist, Mr. Fitt on Broad st, Barbados 1875-77, when he left to enter Lincoln's Inn. He died on March9-10, 1889 in his residence on Bay St, Barbados. He was my great uncle, brother of my grandfather.
 

Name: Philip Thorne <phil@theinsightworks.net>
Date: 2005-09-14
Where are you from? New York
How did you find this page? Google search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Ferreira & Duncan Grenada
Comments:
I am glad that I found this website however it is interesting that there are no entries for Grenada especially in light of the fact that there are both the Ferreira and DeFreitas families in Grenada and they are also related through marriage. My Grandmother Winnifred Ferreira was born in Grenada and married to Anthony Duncan who was also born in Grenada but his roots are in Scottland and I know some of my cousins who are Defreitas' who live in Grenada.

Peace and blessings,

Philip Thorne

 

Name: M. Murray <mikmouse02@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-22
Where are you from? Boston, MA, USA
How did you find this page? yahoo search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Gaspie/ Pico, W.I.
Comments:
Haven't done any research yet; just started. Looking forward to exploring your site more. Thank you for this resource!
 

Name: Marie-Louise Vieira <marievieira@hfx.eastlink.ca>
Date: 2005-04-12
Where are you from? Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
How did you find this page? Roots Web
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? VIEIRA (Trinidad / Guyana), GOMES (Guyana)
Comments:
Excellent!! I've been picking at researching my paternal family name for a few years, but not with any serious effort. I decided recently to make another go at it, and discovered this wonderful addition to rootsweb! I'll be checking in often to see what you've added!
 

Name: liz pereira <lpereira@thomascook.ca>
Date: 2005-03-05
Where are you from? St. Kitts/Canada
How did you find this page? internet
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? DaCosta - St. Vincent
Comments:
My grandmother, Winnifred DaCosta was born in St. Vincent. I'm tracing my family tree.
 

Name: Adiaspora.com <Info@adiaspora.com>
Date: 2005-02-18
Where are you from? Azores/ Portugal
How did you find this page? Surfing
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? N/A
Comments:
Gostaríamos de convidß-lo a visitar o nosso site www.adiaspora.com,
projecto o qual visa a difusão e promoção da cultura luso-canadiana.
Este site inclui pßginas de índole cultural, serviços, galeria de fotos
e um banco de dados entre muitas outras rubricas em ingles e português.


We would like to invite you to drop in on our website www.adiaspora.com.
This project sets out to diffuse and promote the luso-canadian cultures
worldwide. The site includes cultural pages, social services, photo
gallery and database among many other rubrics for the viewing in the
English and Portuguese languages.
info@adiaspora.com

Toronto/Ontario/ Canada
José Ferreira


 

Name: Jennifer Martino <#@$>
Date: 2005-02-06
Comments:
thanky you
jenn martino

 

Name: José Ribeiro de Albuquerque <salribeiro2003@yahoo.com.br>
Date: 2004-12-10
Where are you from? Brazil
How did you find this page? pesquisa
Comments:
Muito bom , só faltou uma versão na sagrada língua de Camões.
 

Name: Adelaide Marshall <addie@caribsurf.com>
Date: 2004-11-18
Where are you from? St.Vincent
How did you find this page? reviewing an e.mail
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? John Ambrose
Comments:
I am researching the Ambrose Surname from St.Vincent in the Caribbean. My ancestors came from Funchal, Madeira, we understand that they were originally Fernandes but changed the surname coming to the West Indies. This would be in the 1850s, if anyone can be of any assistance I would really appreciate it.
 

Name: ESTELLITA SARDINE <SXMSARDINE@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2004-10-19
Where are you from? FLORIDA
How did you find this page? SEARCHING GENWEB
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? SARDINE/PAO DE SALVO
Comments:
LOOKING FOR FAMILY INFO ON THE SARDINE FAMILY AND PAO DE SALVO FAMILY.
 

Name: terri sanford <tscsanford@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-06-08
Where are you from? live in richmond va, born in NC
How did you find this page? link from Luran Gaines website
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? cummings,sanford, Trinidad
Comments:
wife of Pete Sanford- son of Rita Cummings Sanford and Frank Sanford Sr.
Enjoyed your website. Would love to learn more about the family history.

Thanks

 

Name: Stanley De Passos <stanley@windwardgraphics.com>
Date: 2004-02-18
Where are you from? California
How did you find this page? Searching for family info
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Passos/Dos Passos in St. Vincent
Comments:
Impressive site showing extensive research.
 

Name: Dave Domingos <Casadomingos1@aol.com>
Date: 2003-12-04
Where are you from? California
How did you find this page? Internet research
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Azorean migrations
Comments:
I enjoyed the information, and was pleased to find other portuguese islanders with pride of their heritage.My grand mother came to the United States in the year 1906 from Faial. My Great grandfather migrated from the island of Pico some 15 to 20 years earlier. The portuguese community is well represented here in California and we still enjoy alot of the portugues customs. My grand mother made "vihna da alho" or something that sounded like that. It was a crock of pork marinated in wine vinagar and garlic, Your mention of the Christmas pork sounds very similar! Thanks for your research
 

Name: Karen B. Fulton (nee Pereira) <kkarenful@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-03
Where are you from? Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
How did you find this page? Just browsing the Web
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Periera and Ruiz in Trinidad
Comments:
Very interesting site. I am so excited to find such a large site directed to the Portuguese in Trinidad. I am trying to research my family tree in Trinidad. My dad does not know that much. We moved to NY when I was 11 in 1974. I was not able to learn much about my grandparents. I would appreciate any information anyone would have. I know my grandfather was Padrum Pereira and grandmother was Agnes Ruiz. The both died recently.
 

Name: Manuel <mptku@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-27
Where are you from? Spain
Comments:
This site is interesting as well as informative. Enjoyed browsing through the site. Keep up the good work. Greetings.. http://www.buscainmobiliarias.com
 

Name: Wayne de Freitas <wad71@rogers.com>
Date: 2003-06-20
Where are you from? Toronto - St.Vincent - Madeira
How did you find this page? search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Freitas
Comments:
I am trying to locate all the history possible regarding my family line.
I know that my ancestors came to St.Vincent from Madeira in the 1800's. My Grandfather Joseph de Freitas married Olive Mackay, his father was Manuel. That is the extent of my knowledge. Any help would be appreciated!

 

Name: Kathy Green <mogre@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-19
Where are you from? England(formerly Trinidad)
How did you find this page? Lucky guess
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Silva & Riberio
Comments:
Just wanted to find out alittle about my psternal grandfather and also about my father's step father who was also Portuguese.
 

Name: Melanie Pereira-Smith <Dartwannabe@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-07
Where are you from? Victoria, BC Canada
How did you find this page? LUCKY surfing "accident"!
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Pereira, Terceira (Tisheira?)
Comments:
I have a letter from my (deceased) father stating that MARIA TISHEIRA (Terceira?) emmigrated to ANTIGUA about 1850 from MADEIRA (paternal G.Grandmother).
Further: Ancestor: JOSE PEREIRA LEIRA DU (DE?) OLIVEIRA was hanged in LIVERPOOL. UK for Piracy around turn of 17th century (perhaps as early as 1635-45).
We BELIEVE my Paternal Grandfather, EMANUEL ANTONIO PEREIRA was from the AZORES, emmigrated to Antigua - was orginally a merchant seaman, then worked for Agriculture Dept. of the Antigua Gov't. Died in Antigua (ST. John). He also stated that at some point (didn't elaborate - rats!) "we traced our family back to 1350 in PORTUGAL".

Any info. or leads/suggestions anyone may have would be very much appreciated!

VERY EXCITING & IMPORTANT SITE - KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!

 

Name: tudaqui <1.2.3.ja@bol.com.br>
Date: 2003-03-24
Where are you from? italia
How did you find this page? google
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? faro
Comments:
Parabéns pelo site. É realmente um porto seguro para os que navegam neste idioma.
www.tudaqui.com

 

Name: Larry Mendes <ekybeky@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2003-02-28
Where are you from? Australia
How did you find this page? Internet
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Mendes/Deveaux:- St. Lucia/Antigua/Barbados
Comments:
Looking for info. on family history
 

Name: Margaret de Cabral <ciamags2@aol.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
Where are you from? Trinidad/Miami
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Harris/Gonsalves/Antigua/Jamaica
Comments:
Harris in Jamaica
Gonsalves in Antigua

 

Name: Carolin de Freitas <cal.ian@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2003-02-20
Where are you from? London - St Vincent - Maderia
How did you find this page? boyfriend found it while he was on a T&T web site
Comments:
I think that you should contact the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph E. Gonsalves. He would be very interested in what you are trying to do. Also I think he has done some research of his own which may be of help to you.
 

Name: Prakash <Vze37rze@verizon.net>
Date: 2003-01-30
Where are you from? Guyana
How did you find this page? Web Search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Hendricks, Hendrix
Comments:
Does anyone know if this is a Portugese surname it was my grandmothers surname. Thank you for any help at all. If it is possible could someone tell me how to obtain information of immigration and marriage records as well as birth records from the government of Guyana?

Thanks

 

Name: John Nunes de Souza <santantone@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-27
Where are you from? Guyana native; Canadian citizen
How did you find this page? Doing research on Madeira surnames
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Nunes de Souza/ Madeira
Comments:
It's great to see someone develop a site specific to the Caribbean area Portuguese link, since most on-line sites deal with the Portuguese who went to the US.I'm not even sure if historically more Portuguese went to the US than went to the Caribbean. I have two further comments:
1. The Portuguese who went to the Caribbean went by sea and largely to British colonies. In the 1800's ships could not go directly from Madeira or the Azores or the Portuguese mainland to a British colony in the Caribbean.Those immigrants/ labourers/ whatever first had to go to England. Where are the ship manifests, given the British penchant for record-keeping? That would be dynamite info.
2. Don't leave out Bermuda from your research. Although Bermudans have a reputation for NOT considering themselves Caribbean folk, I happen to know there was Portuguese immigration to that island and from the geographic perspective of your site, it may make sense to include them under your umbrella.....even if it may offend some sensibilities!

 

Name: Kendra Techeira <kendradvm@aol.com>
Date: 2003-01-15
Where are you from? Antigua
How did you find this page? by accident
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Techeira, formerly Texeira
Comments:
Very informative, keep up the good work. Researching Techeiras migrating to Antigua. Grandfather's name was Norman Techeira, great-grandmother's name was either Ivana or Emilia.
 

Name: www.adiaspora.com <info@adiaspora.com>
Date: 2002-10-11
Where are you from? Toronto, Ontario, Canada
How did you find this page? Web surfing
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Just Viewing
Comments:
Excelent Work!!!!
 

Name: delores linda toussaint <deetoussaint@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-19
Where are you from? St.Vincent, West Indies
How did you find this page? while searching 4 paternal grandfathers
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Learmond and DeRiggs
Comments:
Entralled to see such familiar surnames, but have been unsuccessful with my search, my father Vincent Learmond is my spanish connection, he was a tailor and had a shop called the 'Golden Scissors' in Fredrick Street' in Trinidad,he died in Trinidad in the mid to late 50's. My maternal grandfather (was portuguese)a DeRiggs, found nothing regarding their arrival in the carribean. Have linked up with some of my Deriggs cousins though, but they have no info to help my search.
 

Name: Bruce Helwig <bhelwig@inetnebr.com>
Date: 2002-06-03
Where are you from? Jamaica
How did you find this page? caribbean business community web site
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Messado
Comments:
My GGF Frederick Joseph Williamson married Eva Mary Messado and I'm trying to find some roots!
 

Name: Donna Lawrence <donna.lawrence@stanford.edu>
Date: 2002-03-26
Where are you from? California
How did you find this page? cyndi's list
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? dos Santos - Trinidad; de Freitas - Trinidad
Comments:
My grandparents were Emmanuel C Dos Santos & Trinita Garcia dos Santos who left Trinidad to move to NY in 1923 - he was 25 and she was 22. Their families came from Maderia.

Trinita's sister, Belle (Isabella?), married Henry de Freitas. They also moved to NY from Trinidad, possibly in the 50s.

 

Name: joan lagrassa <rjdec2@optonline.>
Date: 2002-02-24
Where are you from? long island, ny
How did you find this page? surfing
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? pereira and dias / st kitts, bwi
Comments:
my parents Elsie Dias Pereira, and Allan Maurice Dias were both born in St. Kitts. I was raised in New York, but unfortunately they both died in my early teens so i am very interested in learning about their ancestory.
 

Name: lisa <lisa-deawon@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2002-01-26
Where are you from? Trinidad/UK
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Souza, de Freitas,
Comments:
Super!!
 

Name: Umekia Taylor <Taylor_8187@msn.com>
Date: 2002-01-23
Where are you from? CT
How did you find this page? via Ron Mendes via Ancestory Website for Mendes Search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Mendes and Roderigues from St. John's Antigua
Comments:
I am very excited to find this site. I've been searching for information on my husband's family. Thank you for all your wonderful research and this opportunity. Take Care, Umekia
 

Name: Dolores De Freitas Eppard <doloreseppard@attbi.com>
Date: 2001-12-27
Where are you from? Dallas Tx.
How did you find this page? Friend
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Freitas/ Funchal Madiera. Portugal.
Comments:
I used to receive information from Joanne and from Dean De Freitas. My e-mail address has been changed and there for I was unable to receive any information. Would like to be put back on the list to receive information.
Dolores

 

Name: Nicole Labram <JLA2226324@AOL.COM>
Date: 2001-11-22
Where are you from? Pasadena, CA.
How did you find this page? Carribean Geneology Page
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? DaCosta , Vincent(i) , Trinidad
Comments:

For the first time in my research I have found some possible leads to my Portuguese- Trinidad ancestors.
Luckily I browsed your message board and found two family surnames connected to another inquiry - a possible relative ! Thanks to your researchers

 

Name: Mary Andrade Flack <upsafety@v35.com>
Date: 2001-10-06
Where are you from? Quakertown, Pennsylvania
How did you find this page? Looking around
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Viera
Comments:
I will be sending additional information in the near future.

Nice looking web page,it should generate a lot of interest.

 

Name: Rachel <raecg@gateway.net>
Date: 2001-09-29
Comments:
nice site.
 

Name: Maria Madison <madisonm@toysrus.com>
Date: 2001-08-13
Where are you from? New York, NY
How did you find this page? Searched on Madeirans in Guyana
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Rodrigues, de Castro, da Silva, Machado
Comments:
Those are my grandparents names. I believe all were born in Guyana. My grandmother, Christina de Castro, and grandfather, Gerald Rodrigues (also known as Phil Madison) moved to Trinidad in the early 1900s.

Good luck with this site! Can't wait to come back!

 

Name: Jean Hadden <rj1822@netzero.net>
Date: 2001-08-11
Where are you from? Virginia, U.S.A.
How did you find this page? referral
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Lucas, Ferreira
Comments:
Good site. I'll be back checking for additional information you've added.
 

Name: Kyle Shea Ring <kiki_shea@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-08-11
Where are you from? Live in UK, Grandparents are Trinidadian
How did you find this page? TriniGenWeb
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Port Of Spain [surname unknown]
Comments:
Great Website, I hope that the archives continue to flourish and grow.
 

Name: Margaret Campos <marpg2000@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-03
Where are you from? California U.S.A.
How did you find this page? A friend recommended it. to me.
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Campos in Georgetown, Guiana
Comments:
Happy to see the people involved with this project. It is like a light at the end of a long tunnel. Have made several attempts to secure records from the church, archives and all letters were unanswered. Placido Campos married Maria Freitas there in the early 1800's and he met with an untimely death there in the mid 1800's. The family have always wanted information on the marriage etc., but it
seems that it is a dead issue. They left Madeira in the 1870's however there is no record for Placido. That is our delimna. Looking forward to visiting you site and learn aboaut all of the Portuguese pilgrams who left their homeland for the westindies.

 

Name: James Ferrar <jferrari@maine.rr.com>
Date: 2001-07-29
Where are you from? United States
How did you find this page? surfing the net
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Ferreira, Nunez, St Kitts, Medeira???
Comments:
I am looking for any relation to the Ferreira (also spelled Fereira, ferrera, etc), from the island of St Kitts. They would have lived there the last of the 1800's first of the 1900'2. My Grandfather was Antonie Ferreira and he was the child of Antonie Ferreira and Maria Nunez. Does this sound familiar to anyone??. Please e-mail me if it does
 

Name: Anne Jardim <AJardim@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-25
Where are you from? Guyana
How did you find this page? Search engine (Google)
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Gomes/Blackmans Estate/Antigua
Comments:
Am attempting to determine how the fractional immigrant Portuguese minority in C19 Antigua was able to produce a second generation educated abroad,with sugar estates of their own, properties in town, sons in the professions - only to have it all lost by succeeding generations. Was very interested in A.M. Milne's accounts of his Camacho forebears. Woul welcome any information he has on John Joseph Camacho and the acquisition of Royalls Estate.
 

Name: Dolores M. De Freitas Eppard <doloreseppard@home.com>
Date: 2001-07-22
Where are you from? Trinidad, West Indies
How did you find this page? Ancestry.com
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? De Freitas
Comments:
I am trying to connect with Guilherme De Freitas family in Funchal, Madiera.
Guilherme migrated to Trinidad in the late 1800, with his wife, a younger brother who ended up in Brazil, and a cousin whoes surname is Bento. Guilherme and Amelia had 8 children.1.Mary Carmelita De Freitas Thorpe.2. Joseph Cornelious De Freitas.(My father). 3.Frankie De Freitas. 4.Olga De Freitas Gomez. 5.Hilda De Freitas Medina. 6. William G. De Freitas. 7. Edward V. De Freitas. and 8.Barbara De Freitas Mendoza. Of this family Barbara is the only one that is still living.Any information would be grately appreciated. Dolores Mary De Freitas Eppard.

 

Name: david de sousa <dpds68@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-07-14
Where are you from? Trinidad
How did you find this page? surfing around
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Sousa Madeira
Comments:
Just looking to see what I can find out about my roots
 

Name: Frank de Freitas <fdf@home.com>
Date: 2001-07-14
Where are you from? Originally Trinidad
How did you find this page? researching my surname
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Freitas
Comments:
Interesting website. I dont know if you are interested in further information but am sure more is available from other members of family.
 

Name: issa <issa@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-07-06
Where are you from? lagos
How did you find this page? surf
Comments:
nice site keep it up.for my guys,i have been here,abeg make una no spoil my work o thank you.
 

Name: Darlene Ford <Dford10310@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-17
Where are you from? St. Kitts
How did you find this page? by accident
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Gomes, Fraites/St. Kitts
Comments:
I am looking for information regarding the Gomes and Fraites families from St. Kitts
 

Name: David E. Bratt <dbratt@trinidad.net>
Date: 2001-06-17
Where are you from? Woodbrook
How did you find this page? Newsday 17 June 2001
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Betancourt from Guyana
Comments:
Excellent work (although preliminary) :) Congratulations.
David

 

Name: Harry Stein <SteinHE@aol.com>
Date: 2001-05-15
Where are you from? Tucson, Arizona USA
How did you find this page? Search engine
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Sephardim
Comments:
Hello,
Enjoyed your site. I thought you might be interested in adding my site as a link. I am the webmaster of Sephardim.com located at http://www.sephardim.com Our site contains thousands of Sephardic/Jewish/Iberian names (many of them from Portugal) with points of reference for each name. Also Sephardic heraldry, history, music and links.

Thank you for your consideration.

Harry Stein

 

Name: JOHN PLATT <greateau@ukonline.co.uk>
Date: 2001-05-06
Where are you from? England
How did you find this page? via Rootsweb
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? British Guiana
Comments:
My interest is historical [Bookers of BG], not genealogical.
Apart from MN Menezes' books, I have not been able to find much in English on Portuguese immigration. I find your site very interesting, very well put together and easy to use. The links are also clear and simple to use. Would that all sites were so good! I look forward to your additions.

 

Name: Grace (Franco) Renshaw <jimenshaw@sprintmail.com>
Date: 2001-04-17
Where are you from? Grenada, W.I./Arizon Now
How did you find this page? sent by family member
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Franco/Gomez/Dandrad
Comments:
So excited about this site.
 

Name: cosmo francisco pessoa <capnp@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-04
Where are you from? Jamaica/ canada
How did you find this page? surfing
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? pessoa's in jamaica
Comments:
I would like you help in finding who these people were, how and when they arrived in jamaica.
 

Name: Donald K. Goveia <DKGov@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-26
Where are you from? Born, Jacksonville, IL
How did you find this page? Surfing
Comments:
Family story claims my great grandparents Manuel Goveia and Annetta Corria were married November 13, 1848, at Port of Spain by Rev. Al Kenneday.
I would like to know if this information is true and can it be documented by a marriage license?

 

Name: Kyle Shea Ring <papa_bois@monkeybusiness.co.uk>
Date: 2001-03-07
Where are you from? My Grandparents are Trinidadian. My Grandmother is of Scottish, Portuguese and Indian
How did you find this page? Ask Jeeves
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? unknown as yet.
Comments:
I found your website very interesting and very helpful. I will definately be visiting again.
 

Name: X <m_ceballos@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-01-19
Where are you from? Argentina
How did you find this page? Casualidad
Comments:
Ok...
 

Name: Spas Tashev <stashev@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-01-04
Where are you from? Bulgaria
How did you find this page? good
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? repatriation
Comments:
I am interested about the possibility of the persons by Portugal origin to return in Portugal and to became Portugal nationals (to have Portugal passports)
 

Name: Laurie <eoo@home.com>
Date: 2001-01-03
Where are you from? San Diego, Calfornia
How did you find this page? Referred to it
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? D'Olivera and Ameral...Bermuda
Comments:
My family comes from Faial and Sao Jorge then on to Bermuda and eventually northern California. I'm looking for more information regarding this.
 

Name: Warren Lucas <wjlucas@us.ibm.com>
Date: 2000-12-30
Where are you from? North Salem,. New York
How did you find this page? told about it
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Ferreira / Lucas (Trinidad)
Comments:
My grandfather Malcolm S. Lucas was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. His Father, my Great Grandfather, Charles James Lucas went to Trinidad with the new British Governor of the Island and according to family oral history was the Aide de camp of Governor Sanford Freeling K.C.M.G. 1880-1884. After the Governor left, he stayed in Port of Spain and opened a bakery in Port of Spain. He also attended attended St. Ann's Church.

In December 23, 1882, Charles married Caroline Ferreira. The wedding was officiated by Rev. Alick M. Ramsay. Caroline was the oldest of two sisters and two brothers. She was born (approx.) 1865-1866 in Jacksonville Illinois. Her parents, Frank and Helena Ferreira, moved to Illinois from Maderia. Carolines birth date is estimated because family tradition states that she was about 16 years old when married to Charles.

The problem is that my Great Grandfather died November 29, 1898 (and is buried in Lapreyrouse Cemetery in Port of Spain, Trinidad) when the family was quite young. Therefore, much of the history died with him. His children were my Grandfather Malcolm, Archibald, Edwin, Emily, Violet and Evelynn. My Grandfather once stated that his father, Charles James Lucas, was born in Bournemouth England.

Charles, Died in or about 1898, Caroline 1947, Helen and Frank Ferreira in the 1920's. All are buried in Lapeyrouse Cemetery

It is a pleasure to see this site and the work that many of you have been doing in pulling together the history of the Madeira Exiles.


 

Name: lisa <lisa@de-awon.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2000-12-18
Where are you from? Trinidad
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? de Freitas, de Souza, Rezende, Affonso,
Comments:
Great site, growing and getting better.. Keep up the good work!!
 

Name: Nicole Riviello <NRose27@cs.com>
Date: 2000-12-11
Where are you from? Barbados
How did you find this page? Search
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Riviello, Rose, Alleyne
Comments:
I would appreciate any help on finding out the roots to the surname Alleyne.
 

Name: Jackie Gouvia <gouvia@ameritech.net>
Date: 2000-12-04
Where are you from? U.S.
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Gouveia
Comments:
I just ran across this from a recommendation on the chats at Ancestry.com. I am so glad to find some history. I am just beginning my search and was very grateful to find this information. I am spending Christmas with my sister-in-law from Trinidad, and I know she knows tons of family histroy. I plan to have an interview and capture more info on the Gouveia's journey from Madeira to Trinidad. Will be in touch! Regards, Jackie
 

Name: Peter M. E. Figueroa <p.m.figueroa@soton.ac.uk>
Date: 2000-11-22
Where are you from? Jamaica settled in Britain
How did you find this page? from guardianunlimited to ercomer to web of migration etc.
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? I'm interested in Figueroa and Delapena (correct spelling?)
Comments:
This looks very interesting. I do a lot of work on multicultural antiracist education and 'race' relations. Personally, I'm interested in my family history.
 

Name: MARY IRENE PERRY <auntcathyf@aol.com>
Date: 2000-11-15
Where are you from? new bedford,ma
How did you find this page? a friend
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? pereira/lima azores
Comments:
i did learn alot about the iland. i heard stories all my life from my avo and my mom. so it was great to read about everything i heard. its been great . thank you very much.
 

Name: Shirley Mattos <jmattos@genetic.com.br>
Date: 2000-11-14
Where are you from? Goißs - Brasil
How did you find this page? Jo Anne
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Rocha, Mattos
Comments:
Jß adicionei o site a minha lista de "favoritos".
Nos dias de hoje, pessoas com boa vontade e competência fazem toda a diferença. Parabéns. Obrigada

 

Name: Ilidio da Silva <idasilva@email.com>
Date: 2000-09-28
Where are you from? U.S. / Portugal
How did you find this page? Through Potugal.com web site
Comments:
I am travelling to Tobago this November on vacation and I like to research the islands prior to my travels.
 

Name: Lesley-Ann Noel <manzanare@wow.net>
Date: 2000-04-30
Where are you from? Trinidad & Tobago
How did you find this page? Jo-Anne
Comments:
Parabens pelo site. Como voce sabe Jo-anne, sei muito sobre o Brasil e nada (ou muito pouco) sobre o Portugal e os Portugueses no Caribe.
 

Name: Sarah Muro <lsnmuro@cs.com>
Date: 2000-04-19
Where are you from? Baltimore, Maryland
How did you find this page? surfing the web
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? DeSilvas from Port of Spain
Comments:
I am going to order your book "The Portuguese of Trinidad & Tobago. Three cousins are trying to do research regarding My ggrandfather and his life and relatives in Madeira, Portugal. He stopped off in England for a while before settling in Trinidad in the 1800s. Thank you for this Trinidadian Website it will certainly help in my search for answers to my questions.
 

Name: Donald K. Goveia <DKGov@aol.com>
Date: 2000-04-11
Where are you from? Jacksonville, IL (birth place)
How did you find this page? Madeira Exiles Website
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Goveia, Correa, Baptist
Comments:
My great grandfather's obituary states: Manuel Goveia and Anna Correa were married in the West Indies November 25, 1848. I wonder if there is any record of the marriage?
 

Name: Nigel Gray <ngray@mypad.com>
Date: 2000-03-23
Where are you from? Trinidad & Tobago
How did you find this page? Family
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Sosa
Comments:
this website is well designed and very informative. Great work.
 

Name: Judy (Cabral) Heath-Smith <judycabral@yahoo.com>
Date: 2000-03-21
Where are you from? Calgary, Alberta, Canada
How did you find this page? Cyndi's list
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Cabral - {Park Hill) St. Vincent
Comments:
Perhaps a message or query board on your site would be helpful.I realize you're under construction but great start!
Looking forward to visiting again at a later date.
Regards,
Judy (Cabral) Heath-Smith
judycabral@yahoo.com
Genealogy Site www maxpages.com/cabral

 

Name: RUI PIRES <portugal@tstt.net.tt>
Date: 2000-03-17
Where are you from? TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
How did you find this page? JO-ANNE FERREIRA
Comments:
E UMA PENA NAO HAVER MAIS PESSOAS COMO NOS, SEMPRE PRONTOS PARA DIVULGAR O NOSSO BELO PORTUGAL.
 

Name: Deb Kleber <debkleber@kleber.com>
Date: 2000-03-16
Where are you from? Seattle, WA
How did you find this page? my dear friend, Jo-Anne
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Madeira: FERNANDES, NUNES DE VIVEIROS, PEREIRA, GONÇALVES, NÓBREGA, etc
Comments:
Hats off to both of you, Dean and Jo-Anne! This is a GREAT site. (Can you please tell me how you find the time to do this???) As a fellow Madeira->West Indies researcher, I am indebted to you. MUITO OBRIGADA!

Hey, I'd write more but I want to go back and read those articles in the archives...

Tchau,
debk

 

Name: Felice Joaquim <Joaquim@banet.net>
Date: 2000-03-11
Where are you from? Antigua WI
How did you find this page? e-mail from Kleber/Madeira Exiles
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Joaquim/Madeira to Antigua
Comments:
Searching for my grandfather John Joaquim who married my
grandmother Maria Joana Viera in Antigua around 1870/71.
Know he was born in 1832/33 but not sure if he came from Madeira or the Azores.

 

Name: Maryanne Andruzzi <lujack3@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2000-03-02
Where are you from? New York
How did you find this page? cyndis list
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? DeFreitas/DeFeratis/Pistana/DeCosta/DaCosta
Comments:
I am looking forward to using this site. I am at a dead end trying to find the origins of my grandmother Marie Pistana who was born about 1894 in "BWI" according to her NY marriage certificate. Her NY death cert lists father Joseph DeFeratis, mother Mary DeCosta. Not sure when she came to New York so I am hoping your site will give me information about ships coming to New York etc.
 

Name: Dexter Bishop <dxbishop@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-02-21
Where are you from? Trinidad
How did you find this page? links to Trinidad geneaology site
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Denis/Dennis/Deniz
Comments:
Congratulations! This is a wonderful site. I've long admired Joanne Ferreira's work on the Portuguese in Trinidad and I'm delighted to see others taking a strong interest.

I would be interested in learning what passenger lists and ship records exist for arrivals at Port of Spain from Madeira in the last decades of the 19th century, and the usefulness of whatever information they might carry.

Thanks.

 

Name: Kristin Weaver <kristin_weaver@icgcomm.com>
Date: 2000-02-14
Where are you from? Colorado
How did you find this page? Portugal-L
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Moniz, DeFreitas, Fraites
Comments:
THIS WILL BE A GREAT ASSETT AND I APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING TO ESTABLISH OUR ROOTS.
 

Name: Bill Penning <bill_penning@sil.org>
Date: 2000-02-09
Where are you from? US of A
How did you find this page? From Jo-Anne, of course!
Comments:
Jo,

Just thought I'd "make it official" that I took a look at this site. I don't have enough free time this morning to really look around, but I like what I see!

Bill

 

Name: Felice Joaquim <Joaquim@banet.com>
Date: 2000-02-01
Where are you from? Antigua, WI
How did you find this page? Through MadeiraExiles
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Joaquim,Viera, Gomes, Pereira
Comments:
My grandfather was John Joaquim and my grandmother was Mary
Joanna Viera. They both went to Antigua around 1858 - 1870.
I've been researching Joaquim in Antigua for some time

 

Name: Ray Franco <ocnarf@aol.com>
Date: 2000-01-31
Where are you from? Portland, Oregon
How did you find this page? Surfing
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Franco-Grenada-Trinidad
Comments:
Father born in Grenada 1905

Grandfather born in Trinidad 1860's???

 

Name: Christine Ferreira <elisha@surfbvi.com>
Date: 1999-12-12
Where are you from? Trinidad
How did you find this page? Jo
What surname(s) & location(s) are you researching? Teixeira,DeSouza,Ferreira,deFreitas
Comments:
Interesting,...looking forward to the "Genealogy" button being activated.
Good work!

 

Name: Giselle Ferreira <ferreira@tstt.net.tt>
Date: 1999-12-11
Where are you from? Trinidad
How did you find this page? through my cuz Joanne
Comments:
very impressive cuz