Mike Do you know where the village was that your family came from? That way when we are searching I can keep my eyes looking for connections. My grandfather had a sister Maria,George,Emilia,and he was Jose (Joe)Moniz. Joe Moniz had a ton of kids in Hawaii. My mother was the last of fourteen children born. We are not sure how he got from portugal to the Hawaii and when he came. He was born on Sao Miguel also near formosa.