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Re: Rose F Lima Dias - Cape Verdeans

After reading all of the posts again I offer the following:
GREAT WORK by everyone!!! It was amazing what you all found. I would do the following now -- (1) I would have someone go to the New Bedford library and get the index card for 1901 for Rose. That index card will lead to a sheet of information which should list who her sponsor is in New Bedford, a person to contact in Cape Verde etc. (I left $20.00 for Mr. Cyr to work on my grandparents information (I found the cards but d/n have time to find the sheets)) & this is an option though it takes longer b/c Mr. Cyr works alone & is very busy. It is VERY tedious looking at the index cards but since you know the date it should be easy). In the meantime, I will look at BETWEEN RACE & ETHNICITY to see what ships came over in 1901 (for Rose) & in 1910 (for Julio). As you know, Cape Verdeans purchased the old whaling ships and they charged about $40.00 to bring people over on the packet boats. $40.00 was a fortune then (even now the median income annually is $1500.) (2) I would call St. John's Cemetery and get Rose's grave #. I will be in NB for labor day and would be more than happy to take a picture of the headstone & see who is buried nearby. My grandmother is buried there as well. (3) Since Rose is buried in St. John's she must have been Catholic so the church should have baptismal records etc. I would contact the archdiocese for the area (I think it is in Fall River). (4) I would get a copy of her death certificate b/c it would list her parents names. The Manuel Fayal, age 35 inn the 1910 census could have been her brother so I'd get his dc as well. (5) After my last post I learned from Mr.Cyr that the Mormons are copying all of the civil records on certain islands (though not yet St. Vincent/St. Nicholas/Brava) Everyone knew everyone in New Bedford & I'll see if my folks (one born 1917) remembers this family. By the way, this forum has discussed another Cape Verdean "Daddy Grace" whose building was down the street from my grandmother's house & who is a relative of a relative.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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