Noble Roots: Getting from Antonio to Goncalo

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In my earlier post, I showed how I connected to Antonio Medeiros Cordeiro.  Antonio is sort of anchor ancestor who connects me to several noble family trees in the Azores and throughout Europe. One of the well known noble characters in my tree is Goncalo Vaz Botelho, “O Grande”.  He was one of the original … Continued

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More On My Noble Roots

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Earlier, I wrote about how most Azoreans will find nobility in their tree.  My ancestor, Antonio Medeiros Cordeiro, leads off into a few different noble lines.  This includes a connection to Goncalo Vaz Botelho, O Grande, who connects to European royalty. How am I and Antonio Cordeiro Medeiros?  Antonio descends from my de Braga ancestry … Continued

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