Maybe you've always known that your ancestors came from the Azores. Maybe you've just found out. Here are 6 Steps to Get Your Family Tree Back to the 1600s.
If you were to visit Lowell, Massachusetts before . . . say, 1890, you would not have met many men walking about the city named João or Manuel. The Portuguese began arriving en masse in New England in the late 19th century and had established, by the first decades of the 20th century, sizable communities in…Read more The Challenge of Researching Portuguese Ancestors