Our Azorean Roots Tour is about our origins. Emigration in the Azores has always been very significant to us. Starting in the 19th century, many Azoreans emigrated to the United States of America or Canada because American whaling ships started to reach our islands. Since then, we have developed a strong cultural connection to North America. On the other side, many Americans and Canadians have their origins in the Azores. As generations have passed, many have lost their cultural connection to Portugal. However, many are now curious about their relatives who left the Azores for a new life in North America.
Azorean Roots is a special and personalised tour to backtrack those origins. We ask clients to share information with us about their ancestors, such as names, birthdates, birthplaces, letters, etc. These clues aid our research and help us find information like birth certificates or houses, or simply to help clients understand how their Azorean ancestors lived and what prompted them to leave.