Genealogy Projects tagged with Ilha da Madeira on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Jews of Madeira, Portugal

    Madeira ( Ilha da Madeira ) was discovered in 1419 by João Gonçalves Zarco , Tristão Vaz Teixeira , and Bartolomeu Perestrello, three captains in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator . The families of the discoverers began to settle the island about 1420. Later settlers were drawn from the general population of Portugal, together with a dominant class of Genoese merchant families. In the 1...