Dear All, Sao Jorge researchers have been in contact with the Archives in Angra about scanning the dispensation records for the whole Island! This project will include dispensations from the earliest (1722) with the bulk from the 1800's. The Archive has counted the scans and will include a total of 2080. The total cost will be about $1800 American dollars plus the conversion rate to change into Euros. At present, the Project has collected well over half of that total. These scans, when finished, will be made available *free to all! *If you have not already contributed to the Project, please feel free to write to saojorgeproj...@gmail.com for more info on donating. This will benefit *ALL *Sao Jorge researchers! If you are not aware of what Dispensation records are, they are records associated with marriages between relatives (cousins, niece and uncle, nephew and aunt etc.). In these instances, dispensation to marry had to be granted by the Bishop. If you are lucky enough to have a dispensation from 1722, it may give you another 2 or 3 generations of grandparents going back to the 1600's! Very valuable documents. Thanks to all of you who have donated already!
Rosemarie rcap...@gmail.com Researching Sao Jorge, Terceira, Graciosa, Faial and Pico, Azores, Isola delle Femmine, Sant' Elia, Sicily -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Azores Genealogy" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to azores+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/azores.