52 Ancestors Week 35: Were Theodoro and Maria Educated?

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This week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks theme is schooling.  I’ve written quite a bit about this topic this year.  This time I would like to answer the question as to whether my Azorean great grandparents, Theodoro and Maria (de Braga) Pacheco Smith, had any schooling in Hawaii? Schooling For Children was Part of the … Continued

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Mystery Photo Solved: Jose Medeiros and Bertha Pacheco

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I’m excited in a way that only genealogists will understand. In Mystery Photo of the Week, I posted a photo of an unidentified bride and groom. I am happy to say that the photo has now been identified! It took a little detective work and a forgotten photo of two small children to sort it … Continued

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Mystery Photo: Who are the Bride and Groom from Oakland?

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This wedding photograph came my way a few months ago.  The photograph was taken around 1910-1915 in Oakland, California.  We do not know who the bride and groom are but there are some clues.     The Clues It’s pretty obvious that the groom and the best man are related, most likely brothers.  They have … Continued

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52 Ancestors Week 32: A Sketch of Jean Mazeres

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  This weeks theme is to pick one of our 32 3rd great grandparents.  I am fortunate in that I know all but four.  Unfortunately, those four belong to the genealogy black hole known as the Jackson line.  At the rate it is going, they may be empty spot on my pedigree forever. One of … Continued

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Mystery Photo: Who is this Unknown Woman with My Great Grandmother?

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There are very few photographs of my great grandmother, Margaret (Jones) Jackson aka Marguerite Jackson. I believe I have five total. That is what makes this photograph so intriguing. My great grandmother is on the left, my mom is the child, then there is the unknown woman on the right. My mom is about 5 … Continued

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Leprosy and the Formation of the Molokai Colony

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What is Leprosy? Leprosy a.k.a. Hansen’s Disease is caused by contact to the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae.  It spreads through contact with dirty water where the bacteria is present.  It rarely spreads from human to human. It is one of the least contagious of the communicable diseases. However, in the early 1860s when people began showing … Continued

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Using City Directories to Determine the Plantation Your Ancestor Worked For in Hawaii

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Sugar plantations were a big part of our Portuguese Hawaiian ancestors’ lives. The plantation provided them with a place to live, a job, schooling for their children, monthly wages, and a sense of community. Our ancestors’ lives revolved around the plantation whether at home, work, or play. Difficulties Finding the Name of the Plantation For … Continued

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52 Ancestors Week 31: The Azoreans Have Been The Easiest

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This week’s theme for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is “Easy”.  When it comes to easy to research ancestors, nothing beats my Azoreans! I didn’t start exactly on the right path considering all the information my grandmother gave me was wrong.  But, once I got all that sorted out, it was a breeze. I know.  … Continued

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Delayed Birth Records for Hawaii, Part Two: How Did They Apply?

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How did a person go about getting a delayed birth certificate? The person filled out an “Application for Certificate of Hawaiian Birth”. This application asked for basic details such as name, place of birth, date of birth, current address, race of father and mother, father’s name, mother’s name, and any physical identifying marks. The applicant … Continued

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Microfilm Available for Portuguese Hawaiian Research through the LDS Family History Center

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One of the most important places to do research is at the Family History Center of the Mormon Church (aka Church of Latter Day Saints). Check your local phone book for a Family History Center near you. This is a list of some of the microfilms/microfiche that are helpful for the Portuguese Hawaiian researcher.  Note … Continued

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Problem with Names Part 4: Inconsistency!

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This is part 4 of the series the Problem with Names in which I discuss some of the difficulties surrounding Portuguese names.  In this article, I tackle inconsistency.  It can be the more confusing part for many genealogists to learn that their ancestor wasn’t all that hung up on their name or the spelling. The … Continued

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