Doug’s Place is a website hosted by genealogist Doug da Rocha Holmes who offers professional Portuguese genealogy services and Hungarian & Slovakian genealogy services as well as Portuguese and Hungarian & Slovakian genealogy sites.

 

 

 

 

Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

 Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

Pico Island Marriage Database, 1593 to 1876 – I will not charge for my time to do this search. That is free. But when I report back to you that I have found them or might have found them, you have the option to receive a complete translation into English (or if you prefer, a verbatim transcription in Portuguese) of the original marriage document for my standard price listed below, which I will send by e-mail. The information I will provide is enough to allow you to order a copy of the microfilm for the village and find that marriage so you can make a copy of it for your records.

 

 

Terceira Island Marriage Database, 1559 to 1911 – I will not charge for my time to do this search. That is free. But when I report back to you that I have found them or might have found them, you have the option to receive a complete translation into English (or if you prefer, a verbatim transcription in Portuguese) of the original marriage document for my standard price listed below, which I will send by e-mail. The information I will provide is enough to allow you to order a copy of the microfilm for the village and find that marriage so you can make a copy of it for your records.

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Residence Records

Maps

Hungarian maps for sale

 

 

Passenger Lists

Portuguese Passenger Ship List

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Daily Life Records

 

Articles

Doug’s Place Articles – $2 each

Article #1 – In Search of Azorean Ancestors (Dec 1994), 3 pgs., $3,  

Article #2 – Portuguese Vital Records (March 1995) (included in Syllabus), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #3 – Surname Origins (June 1995), 2 pgs., $3,  

Article #4 – Naming Traditions (Part I) (Sept 1995), 2 pgs., $3,  

Article #5 – Naming Traditions (Part II) (Dec 1995), 2 pgs., $3,  

Article #6 – Naming Traditions (Part III) (March 1996), 2 pgs., $3,  

Article #7 – Portuguese Phone Books & Genealogy (June 1996), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #8 – Genealogy Trip Checklist (Sept 1996), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #11 – Military Titles of the Past (March 1997)  , 1 pg., $2,  

Article #12 – Dead End to Research? (June 1997), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #13 – Saintly Names (Dec 1997), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #14 – Marriage Record Research (Part I) (March 1998), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #15 – Marriage Record Research (Part II) (June 1998), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #16 – Marriage Record Research (Part III) (Sept 1998), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #17 – Marriage Record Research (Part IV) (March 1999) , 1 pg., $2,  

Article #18 – The Immigrant Ancestor (June 1999), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #19 – Portuguese Emigration (Part I) (Sept 1999), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #20 – Portuguese Emigration (Part II) (Dec 1999), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #21 – Portuguese Emigration (Part III) (Mar 2000), 1.25 pgs., $2,  

Article #22 – Portuguese Emigration (Part IV) (June 2000), 1.5 pgs., $2,  

Article #23 – Surname Study: Simas (Sept 2000), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #24 – Rodrigo Álvares of Pico (Dec 2000), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #25 – Gateways to Royalty (Part I – Pico) (Mar 2001), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #26 – Silveira in São Roque do Pico (June 2001), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #27 – Surname Study: Valim (Sept 2001), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #28 – Occupations in 1870 on Terceira Island (Dec 2001), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #29 – Cota Surname Study (Mar 2002), 1 pg., $2,  

Article #30 – Terra of Pico Island (June 2002), 1.5 pgs., $2,  

Article #31 – Finding Portuguese Locations (Sept 2002), 1 pg., $2

 

 

Books

Portuguese and Genealogical & Historical Library – a list of books that are helpful references for Portuguese genealogy

Hungarian & Slovak Genealogy Bookstore

 

 

Genealogies & Family History

Portuguese Family Histories-people of Portuguese descent; their lives and times, from all over the world

Corvo

Faial

Flores

Graciosa

Pico

Santa Maria

São Jorge

São Miguel

Terceira

Azores

Cabo Verde

Madeira

Porto Santo

Mainland Portugal

 

 

Photographs

Portuguese Ancestral Photos

 

 

Language

Portuguese Language Tapes for sale

 

 

 

 

Research

 

Doug da Rocha Holmes used to teach Portuguese genealogy classes once or twice each year for people in the Sacramento region. And many people from the San Francisco Bay area made the two-hour drive to attend these popular workshops. Unfortunately online classes to people further away weren’t available at the time. Mr. Holmes is a specialist in Azorean genealogy, but is not limited to that. In fact, the procedures used in Azorean genealogy apply in the mainland and other places where there are Catholic records in the Portuguese language. No new workshops are scheduled due to the lack of time these days.

I can be hired in one of two ways:

1. Hiring by the hour at a rate of $60 can result in one or two records such as baptism and/or marriage being discovered. Oftentimes, three records can be found in one hour, but making the photocopies will take more time. Note: Sometimes, it takes more than one hour to find a single record, and it could take several hours. This hourly rate applies to all areas, whether the U.S., Portugal, Brasil, etc., except for Terceira and Pico, Azores. There is a minimum of 3 hours required to begin research.

2. Paying at a rate of $60 per record. This second method applies to those people whose ancestors are from the islands of Terceira and Pico where I usually do my own research. Because I usually enter the records of my ancestral villages into my computer database, I have built a considerable collection of baptisms and marriages in many of these parishes. Since there is no time factor for research on Terceira and Pico, it is easier to predict the final costs of research for any ancestor. Many times I already know all the ancestors requested, so there is no way to calculate a time factor, thus the fixed rate of $60 per record.
For people who know their ancestor came from Pico or Terceira, but don’t know the correct parish, there is a $300 minimum start fee which includes finding the correct village and providing 1 document for such as a baptism or marriage, for $300.
For people who know the correct parish where their ancestor was born or married, the minimum fee to start research is $180 which includes finding 3 documents such as baptisms and marriages.

 

Jana Cupková Holmes – A native of Bratislava, Slovakia, Jana specializes in personal letters, vital records and village histories translated to and from English and the Slovak language at only 6 cents per word. This rate is half the price of many translation companies and the speed of service is very fast, usually the same day. Being that Jana is a native, she is excellent at translating.

 

 

Gift Shop & Stores

Slovak Gift Shop

Decorated Cookies

Slovakia & Transylvania books & maps 

Genealogy information about Hungary & Slovakia

Genealogy information about Portugal

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