Wedding Chapel Wednesday: The crazy way names are spelled

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Recently, I’ve heard several Portuguese Hawaiian genealogist lament trying to find their ancestors in records because there are so many variations with the names.  It’s true.  No matter where your ancestor were originally from chances are you are going to find them in records under at least a handful of different names and spellings. It […]


The Satisfaction of Finding the Right Record

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[This is an entry in my series Wedding Chapel Wednesday.  This is the search for my grandmother’s cousin’s marriage records.] I’ve taken a detour from San Francisco deeds, which was my detour from Azorean church records.  I became possessed with the desire to find San Francisco marriage records.  So, I decided to work on those […]


Wedding Chapel Wednesday: Koch and Meincke Marriage License


Recently, I’ve been working with the San Francisco County Records at <a href=”” target=”_blank”></a>.  This collection includes marriage licenses, certificates, and record indexes covering roughly 1906 to 1975. This week I located the marriage license of Carl Koch and Winifred Meincke.  Winifred was born in 1886 to Mary Ann (Kelly) and Frederick Meincke.  Carl was […]