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Finding Violet Sarah Silvester in the Portuguese birth records
« on: Monday 23 October 17 09:42 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I am trying to trace my Grandmother’s Portuguese birth records.
Unfortunately her records were destroyed. I have some information which I have listed below, not 100% sure on dates etc.  How do I go about searching?  Thank you very much


Name                :               Violet Sarah Silvester
Date of Birth      :               04/10/1910 or 1911
Place of Birth     :               Madeira
Date of Death    :               30/12/1983 (South Africa)

Fathers Name   :               Solomon P Silvester
Date of Birth      :               1868
Place of Birth     :               Madeira
Date of Death    :               02/07/1942 (South Africa)

Mother’s Name:              Sarah Silvester
Date of Death    :               1947

Sibling’s Name  :               Isabella Christina Silvester
Date of Birth      :               31/10/1900
Date of Death    :               04/1982 (South Africa)

Sibling’s Name  :               Rachel Silvester
Date of Birth      :               1902
Date of Death    :               13/10/1947 (South Africa)

Sibling’s Name  :               Magdeline Silvester

Sibling’s Name  :               Louis John Silvester
Date of Birth      :               1909
Date of Death    :               1964

Sibling’s Name  :               Solomon Pieter Silvester
Date of Death    :               18/11/1952

Sibling’s Name  :               Thomas Silvester

Sibling’s Name  :               David Silvester

Sibling’s Name  :               Edward Silvester

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Re: Finding Violet Sarah Silvester
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 October 17 09:59 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat! ;D

Apparently Ancestry has Madeira Baptisms, 1538-1911?
They are from Arquivo Regional da Madeira.

Not that I can find any of your people?
I even tried the Portuguese spelling of Silvestre.
I am guessing, from the forenames, that they weren't native to Madeira, or Portugal?
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Finding Violet Sarah Silvester in the Portuguese birth records
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 October 17 10:08 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Sorry very new to this - are you saying that the Silvester's are from Arquivo Regional da Madeira?
And that I should search Madeira Baptisms?
Thank you so much

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Re: Finding Violet Sarah Silvester in the Portuguese birth records
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 October 17 10:10 BST (UK) »
Arquivo Regional de Madeira is the Madeira Regional Archives! ;D
That's where Ancestry got their records.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Finding Violet Sarah Silvester in the Portuguese birth records
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 October 17 13:55 BST (UK) »
Thank you - I will definitely check it out.

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Re: Finding Violet Sarah Silvester in the Portuguese birth records
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 October 17 10:31 BST (UK) »
Hi

Sorry I didnt see part of your message.
I dont know if they were from Portugal.
My Grandmother Violet Sarah Silvester told us that her family was in South Africa and then went to Portugal for a while.  She was born whilst there.  They then returned to South Africa.

Thank so much