Monthly Archives: March 2013

Ernestina and her brother Manuel

Manuel Borba was one of Ernestina’s older brothers. On a visit to the Azores, he told his family that if she immigrated to the United States there were opportunities for her to have a better future. Their brother Anton, and … Continue reading

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A little history of why the Portuguese immigrated.

Nine hundred miles west of mainland Portugal and three hundred miles northwest of the continent of Africa, there are nine islands that form the archipelago of the Azores.  (add who settled and from where) In the 1800’s whaling routes connected these islands with America. … Continue reading

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