hi, our Baptista family begins in Santa Barbara, Azores, Terceira. What I do know is our grandfather is Elias Machado Baptista. He arrived in the USA thru Ellis Island in Mar 1910.In 1919, he returned to Portugal and married Senhorinha L.Barcellas(Barcellos?)They returned the the USA in December 1919. They settled in Fresno, CA. Elias Baptista's parents are Joseph Baptista and Josepha(or Josefa - no madien name).