Do You Know These Women from the Kilauea Sugar Plantation?

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Years ago, a friend sent me this photograph.  I honestly have no clue where the photograph originates from.  But, it is a tribute to the forgotten history of the sugar plantation era.  Women worked on the plantations alongside their male counterparts.  Their labor made a major contribution to the sugar plantation era. The photograph is … Continued

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52 Ancestors Week 18: Will I Find Martin Kelly’s Will?

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It’s week 18 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge and I’m still here.  LOL  This week the theme is Where There’s a Will.  I had a little trouble with this theme because I only have one ancestor’s will in my collection. Rather then presenting that one will again (I’ve posted about it in … Continued

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52 Ancestors Week 17: Charles Mazeres and His Laundries

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It’s week 17 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.  This week the theme is prosperous.  I’m going to write about my great grandfather, Charles Mazeres dit Salanave. Born in 1868, Charles Mazeres’ was the son of, Jean Mazeres dit Salanave and Marie Anne Lacrouts.  They were farmers.  Their home in Ogeu les bains, … Continued

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1930 Census Background Information

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The 1930 Census enumeration began on 1 April 1930. The census spans 2,667 rolls of microfilm. The information was recorded by Enumerators or Census Takers. Each enumerator was assigned an enumeration district. It took approximately 4 weeks to complete. Although enumeration could take weeks to complete, all information is recorded as of 1 Apr 1930. … Continued

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Making Use of the Keyword Search Box in Ancestry.com Search to Find a Specific Village

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Are you familiar with the keyword search box on Ancestry.com’s search query screen?  You’ve probably seen it, but haven’t really figured out what it is for.  After all, you’ve got the name and birth or death place of your ancestor.  You don’t need that box, do you? I bet you are not alone, especially if … Continued

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The Problem with Names Part 2: Latinization

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For many early Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii, their main contact outside of the plantation was through the local Catholic Church. For many genealogists, church records may be the only way to identify links back to the “old country”. When researching, you must be aware of the many name variations or you may miss your ancestors. … Continued

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SNGF: One of My Favorite Family Photos

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This week Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge is tell everyone about a favorite family photo.  I have so many, I don’t know where to start! I’ve decided to post this one. Well, it’s a painting rather than a photograph, but I’m going with it anyway.  You’ll notice it is two photos, but it … Continued

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