WOW! I never imagined that there would be a geneaology forum dedicated to Freitas---pretty exciting! I am from the Boston area and have recently restarted the search for my Madeiran roots. I am looking for any connections to deFreitas from Funchal, Madeira. My father, Hermes Galhardo deFreitas, was born to Luiza deCastro inn 1911 in Funchal, Madeira. He immigrated to NY, then to MA. He passed away in 1968. He had three siblings that I am aware of: Victor Freitas (DOB 1901) immigrated to NY, then MA; Aulida (deFreitas) Garcia (DOB 1896?) immigrated to Acushnet, MA; and Alexandra (DOB?) immigrated to Brazil.
Since my Dad's death was so long ago, I am unaware of any living paternal relatives. Also, his marriage to my Mom was his second. So, I am interested in finding out how one can obtain/verify marriage and divorce records from Funchal.
Any help/ideas/connections are greatly appreciated.
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