O Progresso

The quarterly newsletter of the Portuguese Historical & Cultural Society (PHCS) contains articles on history, genealogy, Portuguese communities, social events, and other articles of interest to Portuguese Americans.

The O Progresso is published in March, June, September, and December of each year. It is an English-language publication usually 10-12 pages in length. For more information about the O Progresso, please contact Editor, Marilia Coquim Wiget at:

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O Progresso features a yearly calendar of events related to the Portuguese of this region and groups from all over have come to rely on this calendar. Of course, to get your copy of the calendar when it is first issued, be certain you subscribe to O Progresso and look for it in the March issue each year.

Here is a sample of the articles published in the O Progresso newsletter:

March 1997 - Vol.16, #1

100 Years Marked by Sacramento Portuguese Organization (Centennial of Sacramento Portuguese Holy Spirit Society)
Scholarship Deadline is April 15
Tours to Portugal Offered
Call for Unpublished Writers ("Wryte" - an on-line computer literary
Letters: Who Discovered the Azores?
Military Titles of the Past (Genealogy article by Doug da Rocha Holmes)
Master Calendar for 1997
Club News: Southside Improvement Club; Luso-American Frat.Fed.
A Heranša Portuguesa: The Portuguese of Rio Vista
Dia de Portugal June 7 in San Jose
Genealogy Workshop Scheduled
Financial Statement for 1996

Unless otherwise noted, all articles are written by the editor.

For more information about PHCS, please send us an e-mail at: