Researching in Azores and Portugal- Useful linksI have here some useful links for your research in the Azores. I will update it as much as possible, with other links, making your research more easy. Please feel free to send me a comment at the bottom of the page, if you need any additional information or help in translating your documents. I can do your document translation for a small fee.

Centro de Conhecimento dos Açores

Angra do Heroísmo Library

Digital Library at Angra do Heroismo

Angra do Heroismo Archives with information for your genealogical research, including a list of those who emigrated to Brazil between the years of 1771-1774, as well as Flemish population.

You can request documents from your family here:

Parish Records
Documentation produced by the Catholic Church until 1911, when it appeared the Civil Registry. You will find baptisms / births, marriages and deaths.

Researching the Passports
You will be able to research passports from: Angra do Heroismo (since 1832); Horta (since 1836) and Ponta Delgada (since 1875, albeit with some flaws).
From 1917 the passports now contain photography.

Researching in Pico, Faial and Sao Jorge Islands as well as in the Portugal Districts of Braga, Aveiro, Viana do Castelo, Porto, Lisboa and Castelo Branco.


João Ventura lives on Terceira Island, Azores and does genealogy research on all the islands of the Azores. He has already done the genealogy of the following villages, from 1911 back to the earliest documents:
Terceira Island:
Ribeirinha; Feteira, Porto Judeu, São Sebastião, Fonte do Bastardo, Cabo da Praia, Fontinhas, Agualva, Quatro Ribeiras and São Mateus.
São Jorge Island:
Norte Pequeno, Norte Grande, Ribeira Seca and now Santo Amaro.
If you are interested in obtaining information from any of those villages, please contact him privatly.


João Ventura
Apartado 1035
9700-998 Angra do Heroismo


US $20.00 for each document (copy, transcription and summary translation included).
US $10.00 for transcription and summary translation of documents.