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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Ancestry.com Free Access to Immigration Records

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From April 16th-April 20th, access to Ancestry.com’s Immigration Records are free.  It’s a great opportunity to explore before you purchase a subscription. I think most Hawaii researchers will be disappointed in the offerings.  There aren’t many Hawaii databases in the collection (on Ancestry.com, for that matter). You won’t find ships from the Azores or Madeira … Continued

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Hawaii Obituary Index at Familysearch

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Familysearch.org has a new database for Hawaii genealogists.  It is “Hawaii, Obituaries Index, ca 19890 to Present”.  It indexes obituaries from “Honolulu Advertiser, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, The Kauai Garden Island News, The Maui News and The Hawaii Tribune-Herald” according to the description at the website. Currently the collection as 41,146 entries.  It is searchable by … Continued

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CCA Finished Uploading Azorean Parish Registers

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I got word through the Azores Google Group that the CCA has finished uploading the last parish registers for the island of Sao Miguel to the arquivo website.  The last village added was Ribeirinha.  This means the parish registers for all the Azores islands are now available for research on the web. Not familiar with … Continued

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San Francisco Passenger Lists 1893-1953

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I don’t know how I miss this one!  Familysearch.org now has the San Francisco, California Passenger Lists 1893-1953 Collection.  The collection is indexed and linked to the original ship manifests. Be aware that the index is not complete.  I did a few surname searches and found that it covers roughly 1916-1953 at this time. The … Continued

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Ancestry.com Doesn’t Offer Much for Hawaiian Researchers

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Today is my pet peeve day.  For the umpteenth time, I’ve heard a Portuguese Hawaiian genealogist (i.e. someone researching their Portuguese roots in Hawaii) tell me that they bought a subscription to ancestry.com and they “can’t find anything!”  UGH!  I hate those words. Let me start by saying, this isn’t a slam at ancestry.com.  Ancestry.com … Continued

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Garden Island Newspaper online 1902-1922

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I was browsing the Chronicling America website today to see if there was anything new.  They’ve added to the Garden Island Newspaper collection.  It now covers 1902-1922.  The Garden Island Newspaper served the island of Kauai. I didn’t do very well in the early years.  I suspect most non-Whites (the Portuguese were considered Caucasian but … Continued

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That’s Old News: First Japanese Girl to Graduate

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I was searching the Chronicling America collection at Library of Congress Website. They’ve added a few years to their Garden Island Newspaper collection.  The newspaper now covers through 1920.  I didn’t have much luck on the pre-1910 edition, but I expected to do better with these later years. As I was browsing around I came … Continued

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