Portuguese Genealogy Syllabus


Doug da Rocha Holmes


Anyone wishing to learn how to do Portuguese genealogy may be interested in this compilation of information by the author.

Originally written in 1995 for the October seminar in Visalia, CA and the November workshop in Sacramento, CA, this reference was used for each of the author's workshops since then. 

It has remained the single best reference in the English language for Portuguese genealogy all these years. Updated in 2019.



The Portuguese Genealogy Syllabus is a 23-page reference full of information for the researcher, including sources, translation examples, and tips. It is available for $10 by using the PayPal button. To receive your own copy of the syllabus, click on this button:


Note: I no longer stock printed copies of the syllabus.

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(c) 2020 Doug da Rocha Holmes