tracing grear grandfather

edited December 1969 in Family and Friends
I am new to this so please bear with me, l am trying to find my great grandfathers past all l have is the name on a marriage certificate which was augustin silva although everything else had his name as de silva and he was born in maderia approx 1953 his father name is down as antonio silva.
If anybody can give me any clues as to were to start l would be grateful.



  • Hi Jan

    Its a little hard to find out the information you want, you have to provide more information. Do you know from which part of Madeira they are from?

    There are a lot of people with the name António da Silva with no year or parish that he is from its near impossible to find. However if you get hold of Agostinho/Augusto da Silvas baptism certificate there will be more information on that, but you will have to know which parish he was born in.

    If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
  • thank you for your reply l will try and find out l know he went sea before he arrived in england and married my gt grandmother,all l have at the moment is a approx date and a possible name for a father and mother

    many thanks again
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