Search the passaportes leaving the Azores here: http://tombo.pt/d/acores
If your ancestor's name was Manuel da Silva, it will be Manuel da Silva
there. No difference in his name. The ages are written in numerals, so you
will be able to figure that out. If his parents' names were Jose da Silva
and Maria dos Anjos, they will say Jose da Silva and Maria dos Anjos.
There are guides to learning to read Portuguese. There are way more of us
non-native "readers" on this list than the natives. And we all learned to
read Portuguese. Here's the guide from the Azores GenWeb:
Researching: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente, Ribeira das Tainhas,
On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 5:46 AM, genie1...@centurylink.net <
> Thank you, I'm wondering if she would have had to have a passport and
> where would I find passport information? I can't read a bit of Portuguese.
> On Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 8:24:49 PM UTC-5, rcapodc wrote:
>> According to Mortan Allen's Directory of Steamship arrivals the Olinda
>> Came into New Bedford MA and Ny, NY on these dates:
>> Jan 17th, 1891
>> Mar 14th, 1891
>> June 2nd, 1891
>> Sep14th, 1891
>> Nove 23, 1891.
>> Now They usually docked in New Bedford then NY but I don't think it would
>> have taken them 10 days. So, you have those dates to check out.
>> Researching Sao Jorge, Terceira, Graciosa, Faial and Pico, Azores,
>> Isola delle Femmine, Sant' Elia, Sicily
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