31 May 2017

Have you Thought to Look to Brazil for Missing Confederate Descendants?

Have you Thought to Look to Brazil for Missing Confederate Descendants?

My daughter, always keeping her eyes open for topics that might interest genealogists, to help her mom provide regular and interesting content for this blog, pointed out a recent article from Business Insider, The American Confederacy is still alive in a small Brazilian city called Americana.

When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil, where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions…

In the little community they named Americana, the children spoke English with a Southern accent for generations. They eventually married into the local population…

A monument immortalizes the names of the first families who settled in Americana…

What a fascinating piece of history.

A few more articles about this group are:
·        Confederates in Brazil

Were you previously familiar with this migration of southerners to Brazil after the Civil War?

If your family was part of this migration, tell us what you know about them?

What other groups might you know of who mass migrated from one country to another country, and created an enclave?

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