Portuguese Genealogy

Workshops 2019

by Doug da Rocha Holmes

Please join me at one of these workshops:

Sausalito, CA - April 13th, 2019

Morro Bay, CA - April 27th, 2019

Artesia, CA - possibly in June / July

San Diego, CA - possibly in June / July

Sacramento, CA - possibly in June / July

Seattle, WA - possibly in June / July

Monterey, CA - possibly in June / July

San Antonio, TX - possibly in July

Toronto, Canada - possibly in July

Providence, RI - August 3rd, 2019

Stonington, CT - August 4th, 2019

Dartmouth, MA - possibly August 6-7, 2019

Other locations I can add if there is enough interest.



Here is the format for most workshops:

Portuguese Genealogy & DNA Workshops


Cost is $60 for each of the workshops or $100 for both.

Starting at 10AM - ending 6PM with one hour for lunch.

The first workshop for the day will be genealogy. DNA will be the second workshop.

You can bring your own family documents which might be used as examples for the workshop or I can just help you with them individually.

All workshop materials will be emailed in advance in PDF format and downloaded so you can study them in advance. This will help to answer many questions and refine your questions you want to save for the event.

Subjects for genealogy:
1. Finding the origin of your immigrant ancestor in USA records
2. Reading baptism, marriage and death records from Portugal, and less common resources to fill out the skeletal information for each ancestor whenever possible.
3. Using consanguinity to your advantage

Experience level required: none

DNA subjects:
1, Advantages in using DNA to discover more about your ancestors and extend beyond the written documentation
2. Types of DNA tests and how to use them as tools
3. Haplogroups found in our paternal and maternal line ancestors
4. Solving DNA problems and proving ancestral lines
5. How to discover if you have any Jewish ancestry with DNA
6. Our ancient DNA origins

If interested in reserving your spot, send me an email for payment instructions: