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YourIslandRoutes.Com Turns 14!

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 blog would still be around and I’d have anything left to say?  Not me, that’s for sure! I started the website when the AOL Golden…

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Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

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 come. The quake struck at 5:04 pm at the height of rush hour traffic. It measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale. It’s epicenter in the…

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What’s this blog about?

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.  The focus of that website is primarily Portuguese Hawaiian genealogy as it pertains to Hawaii, the Azores, Madeira, Cape Verde, and Portugal. My genealogy encompasses…

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Do You Need Help with Your Portuguese Hawaiian Roots?

Do You Need Help with Your Portuguese Hawaiian Roots?

I haven’t posted this in awhile, so I thought I’d announce it again.  I have an extensive database on Portuguese people who came to the island of Kauai. If you are stuck with your Portuguese research on Kauai, I might be able to help.  I will do a look up for free.   If I find your people, there is a fee for the copying of documents and compiling of information. The fee varies depending on how much information I…

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Wedding Belles: Beyond the Ceremony

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 me these three photographs taken from his parents wedding.  They are the same couple as above. These are the first photographs I’ve seen that show…

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