Welcome

me2My name is Anna Lima. I am the daughter of immigrants from the island of Brava, Cabo Verde. I was born and raised in Massachusetts. I am also the mother of two and a Speech Pathologist.
My love of family history began as a child listening to my elders speak of “the old country”. Through their stories grew a love for the culture and traditions of my ancestors and I wanted to know more about who they were. My great-grandmother, our family Griot, was my greatest inspiration as she passed down stories and traditions that have helped me become the person I am today. I believe that remembering our ancestors strengthens who we are.
I hope to continue my great-grandmother’s legacy, to pass down the stories of not only my own family history for future generations but also the stories of the ancestors of anyone who wishes to remember. My blog is dedicated to the ancestors, those remembered and those yet to be found.