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Delayed Birth Records for Hawaii, Part Two: How Did They Apply?

Delayed Birth Records for Hawaii, Part Two: How Did They Apply?

How did a person go about getting a delayed birth certificate? The person filled out an “Application for Certificate of Hawaiian Birth”. This application asked for basic details such as name, place of birth, date of birth, current address, race of father and mother, father’s name, mother’s name, and any physical identifying marks. The applicant then appeared before the Court. The applicant was interviewed by a representative of the Secretary of Hawaii. At that time, the applicant gave testimony about…

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Early Hawaiian Death Records

Early Hawaiian Death Records

Before 1900, what we consider death certificates did not exist in Hawaii. There are no death certificates on file for the early era. The official documents consist of the death register books and indexes. Most of these have been microfilmed by one group or another. Information Collected Let’s look at a typical register page. This example comes from the island of Kauai, but is probably the same style used on the other islands. Each book is divided by district and…

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Your Ancestor’s Obituary Might Have Been on the Radio

Your Ancestor’s Obituary Might Have Been on the Radio

I have contacted several mortuaries in Oakland who have kindly sent me back many files on my relatives.  Most of those sheets are from 1920 through 1940. They are filled with useful genealogy information. Mortuary records can supply so many details about one’s life.   And, if you’re really lucky, the mortuary will have the obituary and a copy of the death certificate in their file, too. Speaking of obituaries, did you know that obituaries used to be read on…

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SNGF: Fearless Female Prompt of the Day

SNGF: Fearless Female Prompt of the Day

Randy Seaver has asked us to take a prompt from the Fear Females list created by Lisa Alzo for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  I’ve chosen today’s prompt which is to take a family document and write a narrative about it. My Great Aunt Margaret Jackson married Alfred Fafri sometime in the early 1940s…somewhere.  No one seemed to know when it happened.  As far as I knew, they were always married.  I never met Margaret but remembered Uncle Buster, his life…

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An Azorean Marriage Record: Maria and Jozimas

An Azorean Marriage Record: Maria and Jozimas

[Fearless Females, Prompts for Women’s History Month, March 4th: Marriage Record of my Great Great Grandparents] In my previous entry, I showed you a copy of the Marriage record for my Great Grandparents, Theodoro Pacheco and Maria de Braga.  The record was from a Catholic Church and was written in Latin. This next example is the marriage record of my Great Great Grandparents, Jozimas de Braga and Maria de Mello.  The record comes from Divino Esperito Santo Church in Maia,…

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