52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks · Immigration Research

52 Ancestors: The Longest Migration

This is week 6 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.  The theme is So Far Away.  I decided to write about my great great grandfather, Jozimas de Braga, who had the longest migration of them all.  I should note that my great grandmother, Maria (de Braga) Pacheco Smith, his daughter, also had a similar migration… Continue reading 52 Ancestors: The Longest Migration

About My Ancestors · Azorean Roots · General Genealogy · Immigration Research

Were my relatives deported?

I’ve looked up many cousins in the Ellis Island immigrant database.  I’ve viewed many ship manifests.  Every now and then I see something I’ve never seen before.  Such was the case with the ship manifest for the Carreiro family. Luiz Carreiro, his wife Francisca Julia da Conceicao Pacheco (aka Remigio Pacheco), their five children Maria,… Continue reading Were my relatives deported?

California Genealogy · Immigration Research

FamilySearch Adds California Passenger List Records

This is a good day for Hawaii researchers! 😀  As many of you realize, there was considerable travel between Hawaii and California from 1890 onward.  Many of our Portuguese relatives migrated to California.  Many traveled back and forth between Hawaii and California visited family.  So, these passenger list records are very important. The records can… Continue reading FamilySearch Adds California Passenger List Records

2010 Genea Bloggers Winter Games Competition · Immigration Research · Portuguese Hawaiian Roots

New Ship Indexes Added to YourIslandRoutes.com

Tonight I worked on another Winter Games Challenge: Participate in an indexing project. I’ve been working on my own indexing project for the last 2-3 years.  I’ve been extracting Portuguese names from ship lists for ships from Hawaii to California. This involved extracting the name and putting them into spreadsheets for each ship.  This took… Continue reading New Ship Indexes Added to YourIslandRoutes.com

Around the Web · Immigration Research

Index to Passenger Manifests for Hawaii Online

Well, well, well!  It looks like Hawaii has finally entered the digital age.  Behold, the link to the Index for Passenger Manifests I know I am not the only one who is happy about this! The index covers 1843 to 1900.  It includes these indexes: Index to Chinese Passenger Manifests Index to Portuguese Passenger Manifests… Continue reading Index to Passenger Manifests for Hawaii Online