Research in Progress
This area contains information that has been collected but not
incorporated into the genealogy. It is pending and speculative.
Portuguese in the United States (Library of Congress)
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).
was the early name for the lower part of Berkeley, then later
called West Berkeley.
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
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,
LC call number: JV6794.W54 1982