The show is again airing a series on tracing its hosts roots. Today we saw snippets of Meredith Vieiras family history in Portugals Azores islands. On a genealogist’s dream journey, Vieira visited the islands and found ancestors birth records, discovered family homes, met cousins and joined in the Festa do Espirito Santo (Festival of the Holy Spirit). You may get jealous, but watch the video all the sameit was inspiring.
At the end of the segment, Vieira thanks several people, including our own contributing editor Maureen A. Taylor, who did genealogical research for the “Today” producers.
Readers who share Vieiras Portuguese ancestryor have roots in neighboring Spaincan get research help in the June 2004 Family Tree Magazine (available from our Back Issue store).