Ten Most Popular Genealogy Posts for 2016

Ten Most Popular Genealogy Posts for 2016

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Genealogy is fantastic!

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 in your work.

My Most Popular Genealogy Posts of 2016

This is a list of the most popular blog posts for 2016.  Have you read these?  If not, do so…and I’m not saying that just because I want more traffic…okay, maybe I am. Blog posts need love, too.

But, I also want to help you pursue your genealogy.  I hope these posts will help you find new resources to pursue your ancestral trail or help you understand a little more about your ancestor’s experiences.

Caucasian But Not White: Race and the Portuguese in Hawaii

A look at how race played into everything from employment opportunities to social standing–and why the Portuguese were considered Caucasian but not White in the Hawaiian Islands.

52 Ancestors Week 38: The Portuguese of East 25th Street, Oakland
A walk down memory lane and E. 25th Street in Oakland where my ancestors and their descendants lived.

Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Index

An index to the Portuguese Hawaiian related articles on this blog.

Why Portuguese Surname Research Doesn’t Always Work

Just because you have the same surname as someone in the same village doesn’t mean you are related.  Portuguese surname practices or non-practices are confusing.

Azoreans and Royalty
Did you know that the Azores Islands were first populated by minor nobles?

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

I learned something new about my great great grandmother’s voyage to Hawaii by reading old newspapers.

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Genealogical Indexes

Birth, marriage, death, probate, divorce, and other indexes for the Hawaiian Islands are available online.

Things I Learned Cleaning Up My Digital Files: File Folder Structure

I learned many lessons cleaning up and organizing my genealogy files on my computer.

10 Reasons Why You Can’t Find Your Portuguese Ancestors

Some tips for jump starting your Portuguese genealogy research by looking at common myths and misconceptions.

How Common Are Grey Eyes?

Several male relatives reported having grey eyes on their WWI draft cards. How common are grey eyes?

I write about a lot of different topics, but sometimes I get stumped.  What topics would you like to see covered on the Genealogy Research Journal in 2017?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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