I just received a death certificate for Joao Jose Amaral. It shows his parents were Manuel J. Amaral and mother Rosa Silveira. Joao Jose Amaral was born Jan 12, 1836, Azores, and died Dec 21, 1909. He is buried in St Mary's Cemetery in Oakland, California. The informant on the death certificate is Leonora M. Amaral. Can anyone tell me anything about this person and his parents. I am interested in a possible connection between these people and my neighbor's Amaral family that I am researching. Some of my neighbor's Amaral family are also buried in this same cemetery and I feel there probably is a connection. I have her line back to Mariano Amaral born 1872, Sao Miguel, Azores Islands, Portugal. I thought possible that the person on this death certificate coule be Marianno's father. Any help would be greatly appreciated.