Posted By:Lawrence da Silva
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Subject:Jose Augusto da Silva b. @ Povoa de Lanhoso, Portugal
Post Date:April 19, 2005 at 10:50:45
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/dasilva/messages/164.html
Forum:Dasilva Family Genealogy Forum
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Trying to find records of Dr. Jose Augusto da Silva Family in Braga Province,Portugal...Povoa de Lanhoso is "nucleus" of current Family members. My only KNOWN cousin there, is local author Jose Bento da Silva. I was born in Curitiba,Brazil, but moved to U.S. when 3 yrs. old, so my Portuguese comprehension is minimal! My grandfather,Jose A. da Silva, was born in Portugal, and allegedly stowed away/worked his way over on a boat to Brazil when a teen. He later became a physician,meeting a woman,Maria Quadros, in/around Irati,Parana, and had 6 kids there. My father, Dr. A.Q. da Silva, was born in Irati, and visited Portugal a few years before he died,meeting many relatives around the Braga Province...I don't know how to locate the archives there!!