General Genealogy

New Look for the Genealogy Research Journal

I’m trying out a new WordPress theme on this blog. I hope it will resolve some issues I was having on my end. I also hope it will improve things for visitors, too. As with all changes, there might be some kinks to iron out. If you experience any problems such as pages that don’t… Continue reading New Look for the Genealogy Research Journal

Genealogy Research Journals · Hawaii Genealogy · Kauai Roots

Relationship between the Cosma and the Camara Families

This is Genealogy Research Journal #2. In this series, I’ll show how the Camara and Cosma families who spent so much time together turned out to be related. This turned into a tricky research problem. It involves multiple name changes. Also, at the time I took up this problem those living had forgotten their connections.… Continue reading Relationship between the Cosma and the Camara Families

Genealogy Research Journals · Hawaii Genealogy

The Unknown de Braga

This is Research Journal #1 “The Unknown de Braga”. This journal starts with an unknown relative listed on a mortuary record. The trail goes from the mortuary record to how I learned the true identity of this person. In the first entry I show how the Surprise Found in Maria’s Obituary revealed an unknown member… Continue reading The Unknown de Braga

Azorean Roots · photographs

Mystery Photo of the Week: Who are These Children?

I am back with another Mystery Photo of the Week. Can you help us identify these children? How about pinning down the time frame? This one comes from the collection of my cousin, Bobbie.  Three children beautifully attired and very serious and we have no idea who they are.  Bobbie is related to both sides… Continue reading Mystery Photo of the Week: Who are These Children?

Around the Web · General Genealogy

Your Ancestors Can’t be in Two Places at the Same Time

Geography is important in genealogy.  Knowing where your ancestors lived at any given times provides context to your family tree.  But, people cannot be in two places at the same time. How is this possible?  Online family trees, of course.  Through the power of creating one’s own narrative, my relatives manage to be in California… Continue reading Your Ancestors Can’t be in Two Places at the Same Time