Azorean Roots · Canada Roots · Famous People

Am I Related to Canadian Tenor, Remigio Pereira?

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. … Continue reading Am I Related to Canadian Tenor, Remigio Pereira?

Famous People · General Genealogy

The Mystery of Jerome Cady–Can you help?

I’m helping a friend work on her family tree. She has had an accident recently and is going through a long rehabilitation.  I would love to be able to present her information on her line to help cheer her up. She is a descendant of the screenwriter, Jerome “Jerry” Cady (pronounced Kay-Tee).  While her mother’s… Continue reading The Mystery of Jerome Cady–Can you help?

Famous People · General Genealogy · Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection · Portuguese Hawaiian Roots

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Government Office Holders

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… Continue reading Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Government Office Holders

About My Ancestors · Azorean Roots · Famous People · New England Genealogy

I’m Related to a Nobel Laureate

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… Continue reading I’m Related to a Nobel Laureate

Census Research · Famous People · General Genealogy · Miscellaneous Research

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. … Continue reading How Do You Research Someone Who Left No Trail?