Portuguese Genealogist Master List
Last update: 29 Apr 2013
Below you can see the map of the Madeira archipelago and the islands that comprise it. Only the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are peopled. You can click on each island to go to that specific page or, if you prefer, use the links below.
[Madeira] [Porto Santo]
If you're coming to this page from some other link than the MASTER LIST HOME PAGE , please be sure to scroll to the bottom to find all the other areas of Portugal and her former colonies.
Read some stories about emigrants from Madeira
For comments, questions, or to submit your own surnames and locations, send an email to: Make the subject "Masterlist" and include the same kind of information you see in the above entries: Your name & address, telephone no., email address, surnames in one village (in alphabetical order), comments you wish to add. If you have more than one place, submit the same things for each and every place. If you have surnames from various lugares within the same parish, send one submission and group the names into the various lugares.
Religious "surnames" (like "de Jesus, da Conceição, do Espirito Santo, etc.") of women are usually not accepted since they're of no genealogical value, except in cases where these names are used by males. Refer to my series of articles on "Portuguese Naming Traditions" on this website.
This is from a photograph of the church called Nossa
Senhora da Conceição in the city of Angra do Heroísmo, island of
Terceira, Açores (Azores), Portugal.
It is an example of the typical look of Catholic churches in Portugal.
You supply the picture and place an order for one where your ancestors were baptized, no matter what country.
The AÇORES [Corvo] [Faial] [Flores] [Graciosa] [Pico] [Santa Maria] [São Jorge] [São Miguel] [Terceira]
Azores page (when the island is not known yet): [Azores]
[Angola] [Brasil] [India] [Madeira] [Macau] [Moçambique] [Mainland Portugal] [Timor]
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