am researching the name of Rita Amaral. She is listed to being married to Ildefonse Santo (Silva). Her birthdate would probably be 1855 or earlier. She had a son named Joseeph Ernesto Santo (Silva). On family documents or church documents, the family used interchangably "Da Silva Da Santo" or simply "Santo" or "Silva". Rita is the only Amaral I am showing at this time. Rita may not be her first name or the name she was Christened with, since I have found no record of a "Rita" so far. Any help would be most appreciated.
A 1930 Orlando, FL census shows "St. Michael, Azores" crossed out. Maybe Joseph Santo and his parents "Ildefonse" and Rita Amaral were frmo St. Michael - don't know. The rest of the family documents say "Azores" or sometimes Pico, Azores.