Portuguese Hawaiian Group on Facebook Hits 500 Member Mark

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I’ve been on the web promoting Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy for almost 20 years.  First with AOL’s Golden Gate Genealogy Forum, and on the web with Genealogy Chats, Inc., and in between with my own website, yourislandroutes.com.  Several times, I tried building online communities for those researching in the same area:  Google Groups, Forums, Message Boards, … Continued

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Updated Link Pages on YourIslandRoutes.com

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From time to time even the laziest webmaster gets something done. That would be me. 😉 I have updated two of the link pages on YourIslandRoutes.com. The first is the Portuguese Hawaiian Homepage Highlight.  Users have submitted the links to their family genealogy pages and websites. http://www.yourislandroutes.com/homepagehighlight.shtml The second is the Hawaii Related Indexes and … Continued

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Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

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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 … Continued

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What’s this blog about?

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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.  … Continued

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Footnote Friday: Navigating the Indexes

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I’ve learned something about the Footnote.com search function.  It’s not very helpful.  I either get way too many results or I don’t get what I’m targetting. One of the ways to get around way too many results is to use the browse function.  Click on Original Documents.  Click on the database you want to search.  … Continued

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Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know the Research Journal

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I’ve been on the web helping genealogist for several years, first on AOL, then with GenealogyForum.org. In September of 2001, I began the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, islandroutes.com.    In January of this year, I revised the Research Journal blog to cover my various areas of research expertise. My goal is to teach people … Continued

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Ship Indexes Added to IslandRoutes.com

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One of my Genea Blogger Games challenges was to participate in an indexing project. I’ve been working on my own project to index the Portuguese names on manifests for ships coming from Hawaii to California. After months of not doing anything, I put in some hard time today. The indexes have all been created. But, … Continued

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