I am looking for my Bettencourt family who settled in MA and CA. I know that they all came in through the east some continued to CA and some of the same family stayed in MA. I have a Theodmiro Machado Soares, Eugenio Machado Soares' brother, lived in San Francisco, CA then returned to Bristol, MA. Do you have any information of Bettencourt/Soares members who would travel back and forth to family?
These two brothers had a father named Joseph Bettencourt but he left the family when they were young and living in Pico, Azores. When the boys moved to the US they took on their mother's last name of Soares.