Genealogy Research Journals · Hawaii Genealogy · Kauai Roots

Relationship between the Cosma and the Camara Families

This is Genealogy Research Journal #2. In this series, I’ll show how the Camara and Cosma families who spent so much time together turned out to be related. This turned into a tricky research problem. It involves multiple name changes. Also, at the time I took up this problem those living had forgotten their connections.… Continue reading Relationship between the Cosma and the Camara Families

Azorean Roots · Kauai Roots · Sugar Plantations

52 Ancestors: Women Worked on Hawaii’s Sugar Plantations, Too

This is the fifth entry in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge. The theme is Ploughing Through.  I wonder how many researchers with Portuguese Hawaiian ancestry realize that their female ancestors were under contract, too?  My great great grandmother was one of those women. This is the original sugar plantation contract that my great… Continue reading 52 Ancestors: Women Worked on Hawaii’s Sugar Plantations, Too

Hawaii Genealogy · Kauai Roots · Sugar Plantations

An Example of Sugar Plantation Employee Records

Several years ago, I contacted the Hawaiian Sugar Plantation Association to see if there were records for the Kilauea Sugar Plantation as well as others on Kauai that were of interest to me.  At that time, the records were still held by the Association. I found that they had no records for Kilauea and scant… Continue reading An Example of Sugar Plantation Employee Records

About My Ancestors · Individual Summaries · Kauai Roots · Portuguese Hawaiian Roots

Carolina (Freitas) Pacheco’s Individual Summary

Carolina’s family was from Kilauea just like my Pacheco’s.  She married my grandfather’s cousin, Manoel Pacheco, in Kilauea in 1914.  A couple of years later they moved their family to King City.  I don’t know much about Carolina except that she was said to make the best pancakes.  I guess something like that sticks with… Continue reading Carolina (Freitas) Pacheco’s Individual Summary

About My Ancestors · Azorean Roots · Kauai Roots

Perseverance in Adversity

Fearless Females #13…Moments of Strength I’ve told this story many times before.  It is the story of how my great grandfather was smuggled from Hawaii.  Each time I retell the story, I can’t help but think of the events and how they must have affected my great grandmother, Maria (de Braga) Pacheco. Sometime around 1904,… Continue reading Perseverance in Adversity