My name is Amanda Wehner Kennedy. I am conducting genealogical research for my mother’s family. I am currently looking for relatives from the Cordeiro/Santos and Soares families in the Azores. I apologize for not including many dates or islands of origin, but I have just started my research. I know that most of my family came from Graciosa, Flores and Terceira and emigrated to the US through MA and RI (many remaining to live there). My family migrated to CA in the mid-1950’s.
My 4x great grandparents were: Matheus Yose DE SOUSA (born in Luz, Graciosa, Azores) m. Maria Antonia (b. Luz, Graciosa, Azores) and Jose SOUSA MELLO m. Delfina Rosa
My 3x great-grandparents were: Jose de SOUSA DA SILVA (b. in Luz, Graciosa, Azores) m. Custodia DELFINA TOMAZIA (b. in Luz, Graciosa, Azores)
My 2x great-grandparents were: Jose DA SILVA CORDEIRO (b. in Luz, Graciosa, Azores) m. Maria Isabel CANELA SOUSA (b. Azores) and (John) DE SOUSA DA SILVA (b. Azores) m. Tries Speouor DE BETTENCOURT (b. Azores)
My great-grandparents were: Jose ESPINOLA RAMALHO CORDEIRO (most likely from Luz, Graciosa, Azores) m. Aldegunges Maria ISABEL (b. Azores) and Joas SOARES DE PAULA (b. Azores) m. Maria Julia DES SANTOS (b. Azores)
My grandparents were: Antonio RAMALHO CORDEIRO (b. 1902, Santa Cruz in Graciosa, Azores) m. Maria SOARES DE PAULA (b. 1905, Providence, RI)
My mother is Maria (Mary) Judite SOARES CORDEIRO Wehner (b. 1942 Flores, Azores)