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It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

It is the 110th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. This is the first year that there are no known survivors to gather at Lotta’s Fountain. My Jones, Jackson, and Kelly relatives were living in the city on the 18th of April 1906.  All but one lived to tell the tale. My great grandmother,… Continue reading It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Genealogy Research Journals · Hawaii Genealogy

Helen’s Adoptive Mother Had No Last Name

How do you learn the name of a person when all you have to go on is their daughter’s name and what sounds like a nickname for their first name? This genealogy research journal will explore the mystery of Helen (Pacheco) Correia and her adoptive mother whose name was lost over time. Helen was part… Continue reading Helen’s Adoptive Mother Had No Last Name

DNA Research

GEDMatch Can Process FTDNA DNA Files Again

You may have heard about the conflict between DNA testing company, FTDNA, and DNA tools website, GEDMatch.com.  If you aren’t familiar with GEDMatch, it allows for the comparison of DNA files with people who have had their DNA tested through different companies. A few weeks ago, they stopped processing files from FTDNA by FTDNA’s order.  … Continue reading GEDMatch Can Process FTDNA DNA Files Again

Genealogy Research Journals · Hawaii Genealogy

The Case of the Two Ida’s

In an earlier research journal, I showed how confusing the Camara and Cosma families of Kauai had become.  Surname changes made it impossible to sort out relationships. In this research journal, I follow the same family, but with a different problem.  Through my interviews with relatives, I kept hearing about “Ida Camara”. It seemed that… Continue reading The Case of the Two Ida’s

General Genealogy

New Look for the Genealogy Research Journal

I’m trying out a new WordPress theme on this blog. I hope it will resolve some issues I was having on my end. I also hope it will improve things for visitors, too. As with all changes, there might be some kinks to iron out. If you experience any problems such as pages that don’t… Continue reading New Look for the Genealogy Research Journal