Month: March 2012

Joanna Fortes Lima Gomes

 Joana Fortes-Lima Gomes1886 (?)-1961 Joanna, my great-grandmother, was born in Rabil or Boa Ventura on the island of Boa Vista, Cape Verde. I’m actually not sure when she was born exactly but it was between 1876 and 1887. On my grandfather’s baptismal record, she listed her parents as Luis Antonio Lima and Camilla Fortes Lima. I was able to find records from Boa … Read More Joanna Fortes Lima Gomes

Origins of the Coelho family

Maria Coelho Rodrigues My great grandmother, Maria, was the the daughter of Antonio Jose Coelho from Nossa Senhora do Monte, Brava, born in 1879 to Jose Coelho and Clara Duarte of Thome Barraz. I have been able to trace my Coelho line to the late 1700’s to a Manuel Jose Coelho m. Claudina da Graca, of Sao Joao Baptista, Brava. There is also a … Read More Origins of the Coelho family

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions for your first post. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post. Add PressThis to your browser. … Read More Hello world!

Cape Verde DNA

 While researching my family tree, I decided to look into genealogical DNA testing. There are different types of testing available. Males are able to have yDNA testing which tests a particular part of the DNA that is passed down from father to son. Females and males can have mTDNA which tests mitochondrial DNA that is passed down from mother to sons and daughters. These … Read More Cape Verde DNA

Cape Verdean Genealogy

View of Chao de Souza and Thome Barraz, Brava. This picture was taken during one of the manydroughts in Cape Verde. I have been interested in my family history since as long as I can remember. I was that pesky kid constantly asking questions of anyone who would answer me. Countless hours were spent listening to my grandmother and great grandmother talking about the … Read More Cape Verdean Genealogy

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The Creola Genealogist

Cape Verdean Genealogy and History

My Turn to Talk

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That Oil Mom

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Thin spiral notebook

My journal of big words and pretty pictures

Icelandica

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the Art of Practice

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PRUITT and EDWARDS Families of Clarke County, MS

Exploring the Past

Reading, Thinking, and Blogging about History

Diaspora Hypertext

black femme history and futures

Civil War Emancipation

remembering freedom for the slaves ...

RootStories and More

"Ancestors never die until there is no one to call their names." ~ An African Proverb

You Got Roots?!

Educate. Engage. Advocate.

Archaeology and Material Culture

The material world, broadly defined

HistoricaLese

Striking Classroom Conversations

The Neighborhood

telling the story from every vantage point

Genealogy Adventures

you never know where your genealogy will take you

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