Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, is pleased to announce the release of its latest publication, Untamed Dreams – Faces of America, which will be available for sale at our booth at “Dia de Portugal” Festival, at San Jose Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, California. For your convenience, you may also order it online at: http://portuguesebooks.org/books/untamed-dreams-faces-of-america/.
Untamed Dreams – Faces of America is designed as a 393 page semi-hard cover, profusely illustrated, limited edition book that brings together individual immigrant’s life stories that represent the qualities that have long distinguished the Portuguese community of California.
In today’s political climate in which immigration seems to be at the very center of our political discord, we are very proud to bring to you the profiles of individual immigrants, many of whom lived or are living very quiet lives away from the public eye, but whose actions, determination and caring character make every one of them a good example of the great human qualities that make America this very special place on earth.
Portuguese Heritage Publications is an all volunteer based, non-profit organization, created to research, preserve and disseminate for educational purposes, vanishing memories and current relevant events about the Portuguese presence in California.
Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, Inc.
P.O. Box 32056
San Jose, CA 95152
By Phone: (408) 272-1222 or, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you visit Northern California, try to include a trip to the Marin headlands, and West Marin, and the Point Reyes area in your visit.
It will certainly be a beautiful and worthwhile visit, and will give you an idea of why many Azorean immigrants settled there, and worked on dairy farms.
The climate and landscape, and proximity to the sea is very like the Azorean Islands. I think the immigrants who came must have had tugs on their hearts, seeing such a familiar landscape.
There are Visitor Centers at the Headlands, hiking trails, and you can drive to some beaches. And as you are there, maybe on a lonely, foggy trail, think of Maria (from my book Maria and the Lost Calf), and how she loved living there on their dairy farm.
To see more details about this wonderful bilingual children’s book, please visit: http://portuguesebooks.org/books/maria-and-the-lost-calf-maria-e-a-bezerrinha-perdida/
Are you looking for information on your Portuguese family ancestors who have immigrated to California? Are you interested in researching the history of Portuguese throughout the world? If so, this blog is for you!
Often PHPC website visitors researching family ancestry, or simply curious about the history of the Portuguese in California, will inquire as to where they may be able to find resources to help in their research.
Today we are bringing to you an extremely valuable and helpful resource to those research jocks interested in Portuguese history in general and Portuguese immigration to California in particular.
We are talking about a precious nugget in the vastness of California’s libraries. The J. A Freitas Library was founded in 1964 and it is privately owned by the Supreme Council of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America (PFSA). The library is located on 1120-24 East 14th. Street, San Leandro, CA 94577 and it is open to the public Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Today the J.A Freitas Library is home to a book collection consisting of 11,914 works dealing with the Portuguese throughout the world, including many titles documenting the Azorean immigration to California. Library visitors will also find an extremely valuable, and fairly complete, sample of periodicals published by the Portuguese in California, some dating back to the 1800’s.
We hope that you find this information useful in your research efforts.