Favorite Posts From 2015 That You Might Have Missed

Favorite Posts From 2015 That You Might Have Missed

I’ve been looking back over 2015 and reviewing my year in blogging.  I managed to put in a lot more time blogging than I have in previous years.  I added several new posts, edited some old ones, and moved a few from my website, yourislandroutes.com.  I participated in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge on the No Story Too Small Blog (even if I only made it through October).  I also created a new series called “Mystery Photo of the Week” that runs sporadically.  We’ve almost identified all the photos which is awesome!

We’ve had some lively discussion in the comments on posts and in the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Group on Facebook.  I hope that future blog posts will encourage as much conversation.

Best Articles on the Research Journal Blog

I thought I would highlight some of your favorite posts and some of mine.  You might have missed these the first time around, so here’s another chance to read them.

Your Favorite Posts

These posts were the most popular in 2015.  They got the highest traffic and the most Facebook Likes.

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

Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Research

Do You Know These Women From the Kilauea Sugar Plantation?

Figuring Out a DNA Connection with Research

The Danger of Surname Research with Portuguese Surnames

Using City Directories to Figure out the Plantation Your Ancestor Worked For

Use the 1890 Kingdom of Hawaii Directory to Find Sugar Plantation Workers

1900 US Census: Portuguese Names in Hanalei District, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii

Portuguese Catholic Churches in Hawaii

How to Research the Irish Catholic Church Parish Registers

My Favorite Posts

While readers enjoyed the post listed above, I also have some favorites.  These are posts I enjoyed putting together  Most of them I have some sort of personal connection to and there are a couple I wrote purely because I wanted to get the story down on paper.   I hope you’ll enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Ten Facts about Leprosy I Learned While Researching My Great Grandfather

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: The People of E. 25th Street in Oakland

Five Reasons You Should Collaborate with Other Genealogists

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: The Curious Spelling of Jozimas

Am I Related to Canadian Tenor, Remigio Pereira

The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos, 1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

Now that I’ve given you some reading material, make use of the winter weather and read!

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