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My Own Genealogy

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Got my genealogy DNA test results back. I have bits from all over the world:1% E.Central Africa (what!?)1% Native American (Chile)5% Middle Eastern (what!?)91% Europe (Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak and German)That leaves 2%, which I'm guessing is from the E.T. branch of the family tree?... read more

Our Portuguese Table

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My brother Doug talking about Portuguese genealogy on (I guess) the podcast dated January 22, 2019.... read more

Lionel Rocha Holmes Memorial DNA Fund

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Lionel Rocha Holmes Memorial DNA FundLionel Rocha Holmes (1919-2017) was an important part of the Sacramento, CA Portuguese community.He was one of the founders of the Portuguese Historical & Cultural Society (PHCS), a former PHCS president, former Cabrillo Club president, author of Portuguese Pione... read more


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