Portuguese-American Genealogy Resources

Please note that the staff of the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives is available for individual and small group appointments for assistance on how to find and use genealogy resources, however, they do not to do genealogical research on behalf of individuals. Appointments may take as little as 15 minutes or can be more than an hour. It really depends on what you need. Appointments allow us to work on your specific question. If you're interested in scheduling an appointment, please fill out the contact us form.

Staff are not trained genealogists, do not genealogical research, nor do they provide translations of Portuguese documents.

For more information please consult the following resources:

Portuguese-American Genealogical Research

How to find Birth, Marriage, Death and Other Interesting Information within the pages of Portuguese-American Newspapers

Finding Your Portuguese Roots

Available on the third floor of the Claire T. Carney Library are the microfilms of the birth-marriage-death records of the Azores. These materials were microfilmed by the Church of Latter-Day-Saints and available for public consultation during library hours. Please note that library and archives staff will not provide genealogical or translation assistance for these materials; there are not indexes available and thus researchers must know which island and vllage their ancestory lived on, as well as which year the event they are researching took place. For those who are unable to use the microfilm in person, these records have been digitized by the Government of the Azores and can be found here (note that the search ability and records are in Portuguese, with no translation available).