I got word through the Azores Google Group that the CCA has finished uploading the last parish registers for the island of Sao Miguel to the arquivo website. The last village added was Ribeirinha. This means the parish registers for all the Azores islands are now available for research on the web.
Not familiar with the arquivo website? It consists of a lot of good stuff for genealogists. The parish registers include baptismal (baptismos), death (obitos), and marriage (casamentos) records. In addition to the parish registers, it includes some passport records.
This was a massive undertaking. The CCA archivists are to be applauded for making these records available to all Azorean researchers for free. I know this disabled researcher who hasn’t been able to get the the FHC in several years is very happy to be able to research from my home. Though, I may be running out of ink and paper from all the notes I’ve been taking.
I wonder what they will do next?
A big thank you to the CCA!