About the Cordeiro Genealogy site
The Cordeiros Genealogy website traces the ancestry of Belchior Gonçalves Cordeiro and Maria Gaspar (lived late-16th to early-17th Century) from the island of Terceira (parish of Biscoitos) that forms part of the Azores archipelago of Portugal. It follows his descendant's migration to the Portuguese colony of Macau (returned to China in 1999) and the subsequent migration by his descendants to other countries.
The site concentrates largely on one of his descendants, Ludovico Miguel Cordeiro, whom migrated from Macau to Singapore in 1876. Records are also kept for descendant families in Australia and Canada as well as those that still remain in Macau today.
Our database also contains information on the Cheong family (descendants of Francis Cheong Ah Khoo, 1908-1975), the Hendriks family (descendants of Lodewyk Hendriks, born late 1700s) and the Hockenjos family (descendants of Johann Jakob Hockenjos 1655-1724) due to the marriage of one or more members from these families to the Cordeiros.
Whilst private information is available only to bona-fide family members who can be placed on our genealogy tree, many of the pages in the general information sections of our site are accessible without the need to register. This includes all links found under BACKGROUND and ANCESTRAL LANDS.
If you believe that you are in some way related to persons in this database, please use the registration panel above (click on the "Log In | Register" link) to create an account that will allow you full access to the site. We would love to share our information with you as well as receive your contributions to the site, but please respect the time, effort and costs taken to research by not lifting the information into websites hosted by commercial companies (they profit off other's hard work). Do note that registration is confirmed by the site administrator but please do not let that put you off registering, as it is for the protection of privacy of indivuals in the database.