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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Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

Seagate External Hard Drive Saved My Genealogy

It happened.  I was working on my computer when the screen froze.  Ctrl-Alt-Del didn’t work.  I shut my computer off, then turned it back on.  I got the blue screen of doom. I researched the error message.  There was a problem with one of my input devices.  I found some tips on how to resolve the issue.  None of them worked. I went into system utilities and ran a check on my hard drive.  The test failed.  My hard drive…

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Why Did The S.S. Hansa Carrying Azorean Sugar Contract Laborers Heading for Hawaii Run into Problems in Portugal?

Why Did The S.S. Hansa Carrying Azorean Sugar Contract Laborers Heading for Hawaii Run into Problems in Portugal?

I thought I understood the migration trail the Azorean sugar plantation contract workers took to Hawaii: Azores to South America to San Francisco to Hawaii. After reading an old newspaper article about the voyage of the S.S. Hansa in 1882, the ship my Pacheco ancestors were on, I found that I was wrong. I expected to find an usual article with basic information about the voyage.  You know, date of arrival, length of voyage, number of passengers, and so forth. …

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Oh, How You Wrong Me, Windows 10 Updates!

Oh, How You Wrong Me, Windows 10 Updates!

For regular visitors to this blog, you’ve probably noticed my posting and commenting has been spotty at best since September.  Part of the reason is I’m rebuilding the Portuguese Hawaiian website, YourIslandRoutes.com.  The planning stages took a couple of weeks, the actual work may take a lifetime. But, that’s not really why I haven’t been posting.  It’s these darn Windows 10 updates and my new DSL modem.  I had no problems with upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  It…

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SNGF: It Began With a Simple Conversation with My Grandma

SNGF: It Began With a Simple Conversation with My Grandma

This week for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Randy asks how we began researching our family tree.  I can still remember the moment when I started this journey. We were visiting my grandma at the rest home where she lived.  It was a beautiful sunny day and we were outside in the patio area having a chat. When my grandma started talking about family history, my ears perked up.  I’ve always been interested in history and wanted to know more about…

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