FINDING YOUR PORTUGUESE ROOTS - continued

by Cheri Mello
Copyright 2005 by Cheryl L. Mello. All rights reserved

Some Other Sources To Try

It may be helpful to try to locate your ancestor through probate records and wills, land, and tax records. These things will put your ancestor in a particular place at a particular time, list heirs (although they are not necessarily the children of the deceased), and give you inventories of their possessions. I will not go into great detail on them here. For a more detailed discussion, check out "Unpuzzling Your Past: A Basic Guide to Genealogy" by Emily Anne Croom. Your local public library probably has a copy.