The Smiling Bride

The Smiling Bride

PLEASE NOTE: Melody is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This post contains affiliate links. When you click on these links and make a purchase, I earn a percentage of the sale which allows me to keep providing you great content for free on this website. I have several favorite photographs.  But, a wedding photo from…

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A Fresh Start in Oakland: The House at 1935 E. 25th Street

A Fresh Start in Oakland: The House at 1935 E. 25th Street

PLEASE NOTE: Melody is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This post contains affiliate links. When you click on these links and make a purchase, I earn a percentage of the sale which allows me to keep providing you great content for free on this website. I’ve written many times about how my great grandfather fled…

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Our Most Popular Blogs Posts of 2017

Our Most Popular Blogs Posts of 2017

Another year has come and gone.  It’s time to look at the Genealogy Research Journal to see what blog posts our readers enjoyed.  These are our most popular blog posts of 2017. The blog post with the most visitors and Facebook likes was… Caucasian But Not White 3,843 views and 2.6 thousand Facebook likes! Did you know that because of their darker complexion, Azoreans and Madeirans were classified as caucasian but not white in Hawaii for almost a century?  The…

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My Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions and Goals

My Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions and Goals

I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions.  But, Randy Seaver posted a challenge for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun and I thought I’d play along.  I have been thinking about some of my genealogy goals for 2018.  This is a good time to get them down in writing. Figure Out My DNA Connections to Mary Jane (Hayward) Jones This summer I was contacted by one of my DNA connections.  She is related to me on my Jones line. We haven’t figured…

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Blog Caroling: Mele Kalikimaka

Blog Caroling: Mele Kalikimaka

It’s another round of the wondering Blog Caroling hosted by Footnote Maven (aka Linda Rae Palmer).  I was trying to find something traditionally Hawaiian and didn’t have much luck.  I settled on a beautiful Hawaiian version of Mele Kalikimaka. The History of the Song, Mele Kalikimaka The song originated in 1949 and was written by Robert Alex Anderson.  One of the earliest recordings, according to Wikipedia was by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters (1950) Robert Alex Anderson was born…

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