Cemetery and Mortuary Research

There is More to Cemetery Research Than Tombstones

Most people know that tombstone contain information about their ancestors.  But, did you know that tombstones aren’t the only records available at the cemetery?  The cemetery office can be a gold mine information.  Let’s take a look at what you might find in cemetery records. Cemetery Records Depending on the age of the cemetery, they… Continue reading There is More to Cemetery Research Than Tombstones

About Me · About My Ancestors · Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

SNGF: The Presidents in Our Lifetime

Randy has a brand new challenge up for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Who has been president in my life, my parents lives, and my grandparents lives. One question always leads to another.  I started to think about how only about half of the presidents directly affected the lives of my ancestors.  My first ancestors didn’t… Continue reading SNGF: The Presidents in Our Lifetime

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Ten Most Popular Genealogy Posts for 2016

There was a lot of activity on the Genealogy Research Journal blog in 2016.  For the first time, one of my posts went viral…okay, semi-viral.  But, I’ll take whatever I can get! It was the first time one of my posts was shared outside the genealogy community.  That’s pretty neat knowing others find historical value… Continue reading Ten Most Popular Genealogy Posts for 2016

Genealogy Software · General Genealogy

Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

It happened.  I was working on my computer when the screen froze.  Ctrl-Alt-Del didn’t work.  I shut my computer off, then turned it back on.  I got the blue screen of doom. I researched the error message.  There was a problem with one of my input devices.  I found some tips on how to resolve… Continue reading Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

Azorean Roots · Hawaii Genealogy · Immigration Research

Why Did The S.S. Hansa Carrying Azorean Sugar Contract Laborers Heading for Hawaii Run into Problems in Portugal?

I thought I understood the migration trail the Azorean sugar plantation contract workers took to Hawaii: Azores to South America to San Francisco to Hawaii. After reading an old newspaper article about the voyage of the S.S. Hansa in 1882, the ship my Pacheco ancestors were on, I found that I was wrong. I expected… Continue reading Why Did The S.S. Hansa Carrying Azorean Sugar Contract Laborers Heading for Hawaii Run into Problems in Portugal?