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Ten Most Popular Genealogy Posts for 2016

Ten Most Popular Genealogy Posts for 2016

There was a lot of activity on the Genealogy Research Journal blog in 2016.  For the first time, one of my posts went viral…okay, semi-viral.  But, I’ll take whatever I can get! It was the first time one of my posts was shared outside the genealogy community.  That’s pretty neat knowing others find historical value in your work. My Most Popular Genealogy Posts of 2016 This is a list of the most popular blog posts for 2016.  Have you read…

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Favorite Posts From 2015 That You Might Have Missed

Favorite Posts From 2015 That You Might Have Missed

I’ve been looking back over 2015 and reviewing my year in blogging.  I managed to put in a lot more time blogging than I have in previous years.  I added several new posts, edited some old ones, and moved a few from my website, yourislandroutes.com.  I participated in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge on the No Story Too Small Blog (even if I only made it through October).  I also created a new series called “Mystery Photo of the…

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All New Portuguese Hawaiian Article Index

All New Portuguese Hawaiian Article Index

I am very happy to announce that I am getting organized!  This is good news for the visitors of this website as you’ll be able to find articles much quicker. There is now an index to the Portuguese Hawaiian genealogy research aids on this website.  You can find the index in the menu at the top of each page under Hawaii Genealogy>Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Research. You can also access it directly from this link: Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Article Index. It…

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1930 Census Background Information

1930 Census Background Information

The 1930 Census enumeration began on 1 April 1930. The census spans 2,667 rolls of microfilm. The information was recorded by Enumerators or Census Takers. Each enumerator was assigned an enumeration district. It took approximately 4 weeks to complete. Although enumeration could take weeks to complete, all information is recorded as of 1 Apr 1930. A child born on Apr 3rd will not be listed even if the enumerator visited the house on the 30th of April. Indexes Sorry, we…

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The Problem with Names Part 2: Latinization

The Problem with Names Part 2: Latinization

For many early Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii, their main contact outside of the plantation was through the local Catholic Church. For many genealogists, church records may be the only way to identify links back to the “old country”. When researching, you must be aware of the many name variations or you may miss your ancestors. One problem exists with Catholic Church records–they’re written in Latin. Like most, my knowledge of Latin is limited to the study of word origins in…

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