SNGF: Headline News, 7 March 1927

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Randy Seaver has his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge posted.  This week it’s headline news the day my Dad was born. My Dad was born 7 March 1927 in Oakland, California.  The Oakland Tribune was the main newspaper for the city of Oakland during that time. There wasn’t any one big headline, but it … Continued

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52 Ancestors, Week 10: Killed in a Wind Storm

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It is time for the next 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks post.  This week the theme is weather.  I have written about this story before, but as I can think of no other weather related event that affected my ancestors at this time, I’ll repeat it. San Francisco and San Mateo are known for their … Continued

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Portuguese Newspaper Find: Photo of Seraphim de Braga

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I am a believer in going back to databases from time to time and rechecking my searches.  Sometimes I’ve learned things since the last search.  Sometimes there have been updates to databases.  Whatever the reason, it’s a good practice to get into. The University of Massachusetts has been adding Portuguese newspapers to it’s collection for … Continued

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Garden Island Newspaper online 1902-1922

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I was browsing the Chronicling America website today to see if there was anything new.  They’ve added to the Garden Island Newspaper collection.  It now covers 1902-1922.  The Garden Island Newspaper served the island of Kauai. I didn’t do very well in the early years.  I suspect most non-Whites (the Portuguese were considered Caucasian but … Continued

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That’s Old News: First Japanese Girl to Graduate

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I was searching the Chronicling America collection at Library of Congress Website. They’ve added a few years to their Garden Island Newspaper collection.  The newspaper now covers through 1920.  I didn’t have much luck on the pre-1910 edition, but I expected to do better with these later years. As I was browsing around I came … Continued

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Garden Island Newspaper is Online

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I was doing a search at the Chronicling America website today.  They’ve added some newspapers.  I notice that they have the Garden Island Newspaper which is the newspaper for the island of Kauai. You can access the newspaper here:  http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015411/ The collection covers 1911 to 1922.  Though, it appears that they may eventually take it … Continued

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That’s Old News: Planking, 1946 Style

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I often here people comment about how stupid people are today.  “That planking is going to get someone hurt!”  “Owling is just ridiculous.”  While people do stupid things, I don’t they are any more idiotic than their predecessors. I found this column in the 26 Jun 1946, Oakland Tribune.  It was written by Jack Burroughs.  … Continued

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That’s Old News: Caught In Shanghai

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The 26th of March 1926 Oakland Tribune headline blared… Then it was followed by the story of a young couple separated by continents.  The young woman, Norine “Dorothy” Segalas, was at home in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her boyfriend, Everett Bargones, was working for the Dollar Steamship company in Shanghai, China.  A letter home … Continued

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That’s Old News: Attempted Murder/Suicide

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The Guido family was prominent in the Oakland family.  I have several cross links to my Pacheco and de Braga distant cousins. I came across this family tragedy when searching the Oakland Tribune, 29 January 1906, page 7. This is the tragic story of the family of Manoel Guido.  Manuel Guido owned a saloon in … Continued

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Wedding Chapel Wednesday: Proof That They Married

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If you’ve done research in a place where a disaster has struck, then you know the difficulty I experienced trying to find my Great Great Grandparent’s marriage record.  The 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire not only wiped out many government records, but church records as well.  The ability to use one or the other … Continued

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That’s Old News: Youth Clubs

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While going through the Oakland Tribune Newspaper [Oakland, CA] dated 17 Sep 1933, I found this little article about the John Swett Leader’s Club.  John Swett was born in 1830 and died in 1913.  He was the California State Superintendent of Schools from 1863 to 1867.  He is considered to be the founder of California … Continued

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That’s Old News: Cousin Crowned Queen

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You never know what you will find when you research newspapers.  My Grandfather had many, many, many cousins of different ethnic backgrounds.  One side from Kauai married Filipino men and thus, the Portuguese and Filipino traditions blended. I found this article about his cousin, Marian.  It was in the Oakland Tribune newspaper [Oakland, CA], 12 … Continued

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That’s Old News: The Portuguese Praised in Hawaii

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In searching the Hawaiian Gazette newspaper, I found several references to the Portuguese immigrants in it’s pages.  This is an article from 7 Sep 1881.  The author praises the Portuguese who have recently come to Hawaii to work the sugar plantations. I found this article interesting because it gives a glimpse of the views held … Continued

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