*Celeste,* *I lived in the SF Bay area from about 1966 to 1975 while attending grad school at UC Berkeley. During that time, I got to know Mary Martins who was a co-parishinor at Holy Spirit Parish/Newman Center in Berkeley. A few years ago, she was listed in the Cal Alumni Magazine as involved in a school for children in mainland Portugal. I contacted her by email at that time and she said that she indeed had been involved in such an undertaking but I didn't ask for any details. She must be the niece. According to currently available information, she is 91 years old and a resident of San Francisco. Think I'll try to contact her for an update.*
*John Vasconcelos.* *. * On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 2:54 PM, 'celeste perry' via Azores Genealogy < email@example.com> wrote: > > Holly, my maternal grandfather was born in a very small village, Ligares, > that is in > Tras-os-Montes. The location is as Cheri posted. What I did was found a > wall size map of the mainland of Portugal and that is the only place I > could find Ligares. There are a lot of very small villages in those > mountains. The only reason I was able to locate Ligares was that a day > care center and now a senior facility was built there by monsignor Martins > nephew and niece. Ligares does not have a school and the nuns that ran the > daycare and now senior center taught the children to read. > > The first time I visited Ligares was in 1989. There were a lot of > children and their grandparents in the village. The parents were working > in distant cities and even distant countries because there was no work in > the village (except picking almonds). The sister that ran the center told > me that the kids were socially retarded because they only had the old > people taking care of them. > > Celeste > Celeste Perry ccgran...@yahoo.com > > -------------------------------------------- > On Sun, 4/8/18, Holly Holden <holly69hol...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Subject: [AZORES-Genealogy] Understanding towns of Portugal and if they > are part of azores > To: "Azores Genealogy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 11:18 AM > > Great grandfather Domingos A Matias has the > following listed as his place of birth. Trying to > pinpoint exactly where and would like to know if these > locations that I believe are on are the mainland are part of > the azores. > > Boticas, Alturas Vilarinho Seco, > Tras-os Montes, Portugal > > Any help is much appreciated, > > Holly Joaquin-Holden > > -- > 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+unsubscribe@ > googlegroups.com. > Visit this group at > https://groups.google.com/group/azores. > > > -- > 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. > -- 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.