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If the text amending the regulation has not undergone major changes, there will be a standardization of the certification process, which will bring more clarity and transparency.
Sites such as Family Search and MyHeritage may make searching easier, but they do not guarantee the veracity of all data.
In addition to being a farmer and a businesswoman, Dona Joaquina de Pompéu is the matriarch of thousands of Sephardic descendants who are entitled to Portuguese citizenship.
More and more people have turned to genealogical research to document ties to Jewish ancestors in order to secure approval of the process.
These descendants saw in the region's development an opportunity to settle down and develop their economic activities.
The work will be dedicated to all the disinherited, exiles and refugees, people essentially marked by intolerance.
A Brazilian researcher found that Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese star and greatest scorer in world football history, has Sephardic ancestry.
The process begins with a genealogical study that aims to prove the parental connection with some Sephardic Jew.
The first members of the Teixeira family arrived in Brazil at the end of the 18th century in different places.
The Castro and Silva left their mark on political history and vast descent, spread throughout Brazil, especially in Ceará.
Contrary to what some people still believe, it takes more than having Sephardic surnames or Jewish customs in the family.
There are a number of important historical documents to prove Sephardic descent that are available for research.
Many believe that the Medeiros brothers fled to Brazil due to the persecution imposed by the Inquisition.
The history of the Bicudo family begins on the beautiful São Miguel Island, the largest in the Azores archipelago, Portugal.
Read this post carefully and at the end of the reading you can start your study immediately.
The family gave rise to one of the most traditional families in the Northeast, especially in Cariri in Paraíba.
The descendants of this family branch add up to thousands of people living in the region of Seridó, Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba.
Many descendants of Portuguese noble families were attracted by the promise of wealth in Brazilian lands during the colonial period.
Since 2015 the Portuguese government started to grant Portuguese nationality to the descendants of Sephardic Jews.
Evidence points that the Aguiar family would have arisen from the Guedes and D. Pedro Mendes de Aguiar would have been their patriarch.
The surname is inscribed in the history of the conquest of the territory that today makes up the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
The first inhabitants of the Serra da Estrela region, in the upper Minho, in Portugal, gave rise to this Sephardic family.
The Resende Costa family recorded its name in the history of Brazil, especially after the participation of some of its members in Inconfidência Mineira.
Homonyms are a great challenge for those who are in genealogical research, whether professional or not.
One of the most traditional families present in southeastern Brazil, the Toledo Piza's history goes back centuries.
Here we have prepared some guidelines on the most important documents of your grandparents and great-grandparents and where you can find them.
The process of Portuguese naturalization through the Sephardic way, depending on the care with the documentation presented, can be more or less agile.
Studies show that descendants of one of the branches of the family spread across southeastern Brazil, especially Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.
It is possible that, in order to be able to embark for Brazil fleeing the persecutions of the Inquisition, members of the Cohen family would have adopted the surname Coelho.
One of the most traditional families to settle in São Paulo, the Vaz de Barros have a considerable participation in Brazilian history.
The family originated in the city of Bruges, currently the capital of the province of West Flanders, Belgium.
The ease of access to the collections thanks to digitalization allowed anyone to search the origins of the families.
More than one million Brazilians currently sign with the surname Dias, however, not all of them necessarily have the same origin.
The small village of Penamacor, in Portugal, was where the surnames Henriques and Carvalho joined.
The first Bezerra known in the Portuguese court was D. Afonso de Melo Bezerra, the loyal squire of Queen Izabel.
It is one of the most traditional families in Brazil and many of its members are well known: Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and his musician children, for example.
A common surname in Brazil, as well as quite traditional in Ceará, present in practically all regions of the state.
The Spanish city of Segovia was the birthplace of the Sephardic patriarch Abrahan Senior, who gave birth to the large Ximenes family.
The Fernandes Family, from Rio Grande do Norte, was one of those that already managed to prove Sephardic descent.
The starting point for Portuguese citizenship through the Sephardic way is the genealogical study. It is through this study that the genealogist identifies the Sephardic ancestor.
The whole process of Portuguese citizenship through Sephardic Jews is based on documentary evidence of genealogical ties.
This process can be rejected by the institution. Knowing this, we have listed some of the most common mistakes at this stage.
The Torre do Tombo archive is one of the main ways to elaborate your genealogy and to find your Sephardic ancestor.