I hope there are some knowledgeable Azorean/Portuguese researchers reading this post today. I’m researching the baptismal records for Achada, Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island, Azores. The year is 1718. Today I came across an entry which may or may not be related to my Almeyda/Almeida line. For the life of me I cannot make out the first name of the child. This is what the beginning of the entry looks like:
To me it looks like Cifyhoi of Cifyha. I’ve seen the C in place of an S in this era, but even Sifyhoi makes no sense unless this child was born in a completely different country! This is the link to the original entry. It’s on the second page of the screen if anyone would like to take a look:
If you figure out what the first name of the child is, please post a comment and let me know. I’d like to know what it is for my notes! Thanks!
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