Thank, you for that info,and I sent my DNA  two weeks ago. Sorry to say but 
just myself and one cousin are the only ones left. All that I know is on her 
death certificate it says that she was from St. Michaels and there is no one I 
can turn to for any more info.

Thanks Paul

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> On Aug 15, 2019, at 1:48 PM, Cheri Mello <gfsche...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Paul,
> 
> You have to have a freguesia in order to start researching over there. Sao 
> Miguel island has over 70 churches to wade through.
> 
> Have you tried every single thing here (and really, I mean every single 
> thing):
> http://www.worldgenweb.org/azrwgw/research-aids-a---l/finding-your-portuguese/
> 
> It took me 4 years and 25 documents (going through every single thing I could 
> find) before I figured out the freguesia. This was all B.C. though (Before 
> Computers). 
> 
> And while you are trying every single thing, you need to do DNA. You just 
> don't know what you don't know. Suppose your 2nd cousin once removed with a 
> tree of 10,000 people took a DNA test? That cousin would have your freguesia 
> and then you wouldn't have to go through every single suggestion and you 
> could go straight to a freguesia. DNA is on sale this month too: 
> https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=AzoresIslands 
> You want the Family Finder test ($59 USD + $12.95 S&H - includes return 
> postage back to the lab if you are a U.S. resident). If your mother is alive, 
> test her. If she is not alive, test one of her siblings. If none of them are 
> alive, test yourself.
> 
> Good luck!
> Cheri Mello
> Listowner, Azores-Gen
> Researching: São Miguel island: Vila Franca, Ponta Garca, Ribeira Quente, 
> Ribeira das Tainhas, Achada
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:16 AM Comcast <pj...@comcast.net> wrote:
>> I need help badly,and currently looking for my grandmother my mother's 
>> mother who died here in the USA when my mother was 3 years old. All we know 
>> about her from her death cert it says that Anna Cabral was the daughter of 
>> Antonio Cabral Silva and Anna Luciana from St Michaels Azores and she was 
>> born in 1879. I looked for her birth based on that info and came up empty. 
>> Currently trying to find a marriage for Antonio and Anna Luciana. Thanks for 
>> any help from anyone. My email is pj...@comcast.net
>> 
>> Thanks,Paul
>> 
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>>> On Aug 14, 2019, at 11:13 PM, Margaret Vicente <margaretvice...@gmail.com> 
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Mahalo, Rich.
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Just to say thank you.  The great thing about being in a group is that all 
>>> of the other members are also at a ready to help and assist.  There are a 
>>> few I could name 😊.   None-the-less your email is very  much appreciated, 
>>> thank you!
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Happy to assist if and when you will have a question.
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Margaret
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> From: Rich Mueller
>>> Sent: August 14, 2019 7:10 PM
>>> To: azores@googlegroups.com
>>> Subject: Re: [AZORES-Genealogy] help
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Margaret, I haven't had to ask a question on my wife's side of our family 
>>> but I have noticed that you are absolutely amazing at helping folks when 
>>> they get stuck. Mahalo!
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> E malama pono
>>> 
>>> Rich Mueller
>>> 
>>> "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can 
>>> work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those 
>>> acts will be written the history of this generation." - Robert F. Kennedy
>>>  
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM Margaret Vicente 
>>> <margaretvice...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi Gordon,
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Found your grandfather in passports 1901, # 329
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> http://culturacores.azores.gov.pt/biblioteca_digital/PASSAPORTES-FAL-1889-1908/PASSAPORTES-FAL-1889-1908_item1/P146.html
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> From their, found their marriage, # 8 right side
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> http://culturacores.azores.gov.pt/biblioteca_digital/PIC-LJ-LAJES-C-1888-1899/PIC-LJ-LAJES-C-1888-1899_item1/P79.html
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Margaret
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> From: Gordon soares
>>> Sent: August 14, 2019 4:28 PM
>>> To: azores@googlegroups.com
>>> Subject: [AZORES-Genealogy] help
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> I have found the ship my grandmother immigrated on and the date but can’t 
>>> seem to find the ship passenger list.
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Marcelina Gaspar Soares sailed on SS Dona Maria on June18,1902.
>>> 
>>> The SS Dona seems to have a few lists but not that date so I am guessing it 
>>> is an arrival date that is on her immigration papers. What do you think?
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> I also need to find her husband (my grandfather) Manuel Machado Soares who 
>>> applied for naturalization on June 20,1901 but apparently didn’t complete 
>>> the process since my grandmother (above) indicates on her naturalization 
>>> papers that her husband was not naturalized. Any suggestions on how to find 
>>> his ship or other immigration info for him. He came from Pico.
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
>>> Gordon
>>> 
>>>  
>>> 
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