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My Services

marriagerecordAs I have stated in the Home Page, researching Portuguese genealogy is a wonderful and satisfying experience; however, it can be challenging and very difficult at times, especially for beginners. The inability to obtain, read, and understand documents, the time required to do research, and the language barrier for those born outside of Portugal are just a few examples. Do not let these difficulties stand in your way. Let me help you uncover your rich genealogical past.

When requesting assistance, it is very important that you provide as much information as possible for each person you would like to have researched. Please try to obtain the following:

The best resource for information is your own family. Elders in the family are living encyclopedias and know more about family history. Prepare and provide a small list of questions ahead of time. The list will give them time to think about the answers and help reduce stress. Invest in a small digital recorder. When he or she is ready to meet with you, record the session and then transfer the audio files to a computer. Burn the recordings to a CD for safe keeping. Later, you can refer to them for more information and clues.

The following table contains information on services that I provide. For questions regarding services and fee information, please go to the Contact Page to send me an email.

Services   Service Details
Rate as a Researcher   Three hour increments only; please contact me for rate information.
Photocopies of records   Obtained from microfilm here in the U.S.
Certified copies of records   Obtained from country of origin
Non-certified records   Obtained from country of origin
Basic translation of records   Included when hired as researcher
Full translation of records   Only when hired as researcher
Full translation of records   Fee applies when not hired as researcher
Cabo Verde   Fee applies only if film needs to be ordered. Customer will be notified.
Madeira   Fee applies only if film needs to be ordered. Customer will be notified.
Portugal   Fee applies only if film needs to be ordered. Customer will be notified.

Samples

The following are samples of a marriage record that I translated to English:

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Emilia Augusta Viveiros
Maternal Grandmother
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Humberto Medeiros
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