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Research in Progress

This area contains information that has been collected but not incorporated into the genealogy. It is pending and speculative.

Research Historical Notes

  • The Portuguese in the United States (Library of Congress) 

  • Alameda County was formed on March 25, 1853 from a large portion of Contra Costa County and a smaller portion of Santa Clara County. The county seat was first located at Alvarado; it was moved to San Leandro in 1856 where the county courthouse was destroyed by the devastating 1868 earthquake. The county seat was then re-established in the town of Brooklyn from 1872-1875. Brooklyn is now part of Oakland, which has been the county seat since 1873. See Map of Alameda County 1878 (500kB).

  • Oceanview was the early name for the lower part of Berkeley, then later called West Berkeley.

  • Almeida, Carlos. Portuguese Immigrants: The Centennial Story of the Portuguese Union of the State of California. 2d ed. San Leandro, Calif.: Supreme Council of U.P.E.C., 1992. 
    LC call number: F870.P8 A43 1992 
  • Holmes, Lionel, and Joseph D'Alessandro. Portuguese Pioneers of the Sacramento Area. Sacramento, Calif.: Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society, 1990.
    LC call number: D869.S12 H66 1990
  • Santos, Robert L. Azoreans to California: A History of Migration and Settlement. Denair, Calif.: Alley-Cass, 1995.
    Not in Library of Congress collections.
  • Vaz, August Mark. The Portuguese in California. Oakland, California: I.D.E.S. Supreme Council, 1965.
    LC call number: F870.P8 V3
  • Williams, Jerry R. And Yet They Came: Portuguese Immigration from the Azores to the United States. New York: Center for Migration Studies, 1982.
    LC call number: JV6794.W54 1982
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