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Antoine Lassalle Belongs in My Family Tree

A few years ago, a cousin sent me a photo that showed her Lounibos relative in front of his liquor business with a man named Antoine Lassalle.  It was taken around 1900 in San Francisco, California. He was thought to be a cousin, but the connection was not clear.  I had no Antoines in my… Continue reading Antoine Lassalle Belongs in My Family Tree

About My Ancestors · Cemetery and Mortuary Research

Praise for FindaGrave Volunteers for de Braga family tombstone photos

Recently, I searched FindaGrave for Seraphim and Olympia (Medeiros) de Braga.  I found both listed but without photographs.  I put in a request and got a response the next day! After I had that information, I decided to search for more relatives.  I found several more listed without photographs, so I put in more requests. … Continue reading Praise for FindaGrave Volunteers for de Braga family tombstone photos

California Genealogy · Cemetery and Mortuary Research

Calvary Cemetery Records are Online

As a San Francisco researcher, I’m overjoyed to the point of ecstasy whenever a new index or database becomes available online.  With the lack of pre-1906 vital records, I have to take full advantage of whatever records there are. So, I was thrilled beyond belief when the San Francisco Genealogy website added the Calvary Cemetery… Continue reading Calvary Cemetery Records are Online

About My Ancestors · Cemetery and Mortuary Research · Tombstone Tuesday

Tombstone Tuesday: Learning Melvin Medeiros’ Story

My Pacheco and de Braga lines intersect with a family from Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii, who went by de la Cross (or de la Cruz), Medeiros, and Andrew or Andrew Medeiros–take your pick.  As our lines crossed a few times, I ended up documenting their descendants as well as mine. One of the descendants, Melvin Medeiros,… Continue reading Tombstone Tuesday: Learning Melvin Medeiros’ Story

About My Ancestors · Cemetery and Mortuary Research · Transcription Projects

50 Names Added to FindAGrave

For Tombstone Tuesday, I decided to do something different.  Instead of posting about a tombstone, I thought I would update you all on my efforts to add records to Findagrave.com. I had 16 entries in the database prior to moving.  Then I lost the binder with all my Holy Cross Cemetery file card copies.  Last… Continue reading 50 Names Added to FindAGrave