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YourIslandRoutes.Com Turns 14!

Bring out the streamers and noise makers.  The Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy, History, and Heritage website, YourIslandRoutes.com turned 14 in September.  Yeah, September.  Okay, so it’s sort of a belated anniversary celebration. It has been kind of hectic here and I’d forgotten all about it. Who would have thought after 14 years that the website and… Continue reading YourIslandRoutes.Com Turns 14!

2008 Genea Bloggers Summer Games Competition · About Me · About My Ancestors · Historic Events · IslandRoutes News

Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

Today marks the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. 17 October 1989 started out as a day of hope and excitement. People were excited about the Bay Bridge Series between the A’s and the Giants. They got in their cards, sat down in a seat on a BART train, or waited for the bus to… Continue reading Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

2012 Genea Blogger Games · IslandRoutes News

What’s this blog about?

This is part of Genealympics challenges put together by AnceStories and Genea-Musings. This challenge falls under the Write! Write! Write! category. It’s been awhile since I’ve told my readers what this blog is about.  Probably two years ago…since the last Genealympics. The Research Journal is an offshoot of my website Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage. … Continue reading What’s this blog about?

About My Ancestors · California Genealogy · IslandRoutes News · Smile for the Camera

Wedding Belles: Beyond the Ceremony

I have seen some beautiful wedding photographs from the turn of the century.  This photograph of Wilma Larcher and Alfred Souza married in Oakland, California, in 1939 is a prime example. But, I’ve often wondered what the special day was like without the photographers and the poses. A couple of years ago, a cousin sent… Continue reading Wedding Belles: Beyond the Ceremony