Am I Related to Canadian Tenor, Remigio Pereira?

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In the course of my research, I have heard claims that we’re related to this famous person or that.  This time it is Canadian singer and musician, Remigio Pereira, whose ancestry hails from Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores. I’ve already connected to Nobel Prize winner, Craig Mello, whose ancestors were also from Maia.  … Continued

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Government Office Holders

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Our next stop on the archives tour takes us to the Government Office Holders index cards.  Each entry in this collection includes information on folks who held office Hawaiian government and the various office names. Go to the Government Office Holders main page. You have three choices: Search, Office Name A-Z, and Personal Names A-Z … Continued

I’m Related to a Nobel Laureate

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I have a confession to make.  For the longest time I have been jealous of Randy Seaver because he seems to always find connections to Presidents.  He wrote about his connections to Barack Obama with this article “Yep, Barack Obama is My Cousin.”  My immigrant ancestors didn’t seem to marry into any famous lines, certainly … Continued

How Do You Research Someone Who Left No Trail?


I am working on a research project for a friend because I can’t seem to get my genealogy fix with my own lines 😉  I like working on other people’s trees since it gives me experience in a research area that I wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with. This line has me a bit confounded.  … Continued