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Re: Rose F Lima Dias and family Brickwall

Hi Rose: Though this forum knows me from my work in WV I am also descended from an Encarnacao (Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde Islands) & a Santos (Sao Vicente, CVI). My Encarnacao (meaning "Incarnation")was also surnamed Almeida (Naming patterns can be confusing - my grandmother maintained her mother's maiden name though her father was Manuel Almeida) As can be expected, all my CV relatives live/lived in New Bedford. I haven't done much on this side but recently I visited the New Bedford Library. Their genealogy section is directed by Paul Cyr. They have all of the ship manifests and I found cards for my grandfather (1920) and my grandmother (1922). Birth and death certificates are easily obtained at NB City Hall. Two women named Maria Encarnacao came over on the same ship (& this can be a problem for us with the similar names). Note that where it says place of birth in NB the census enumerator in 1930 wrote Sanklow (of course this is Sao Nicolau). I hope to go to CV in October (I sponsor a 2 yr old child there & want to visit her & the ancestral lands)& if I do I may be able to post information on how to do genealogical research in the CVI. Because they were colonized by the Portuguese the priests kept reasonably decent information (I am told). I know that you can send $10. for an inquiry & I will look for that info & post that as well. I have two friends who have retired there & frankly am thinking of doing so myself (but I'll ask them if they have info on how to research in CV). Have you tried looking for records at Our Lady of Assumption Church? Glad to see some CV research on this forum. Have you read Antonio's Island? (about CV & its discovery/slave trade etc.) Ate logo!!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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