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 […]


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 […]


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 […]