52 Ancestors: Women Worked on Hawaii’s Sugar Plantations, Too

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This is the fifth entry in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge. The theme is Ploughing Through.  I wonder how many researchers with Portuguese Hawaiian ancestry realize that their female ancestors were under contract, too?  My great great grandmother was one of those women. This is the original sugar plantation contract that my great … Continued

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52 Ancestors: Rosa Boteilho was a Tough Woman

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This is my entry for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, week 3: Tough Woman. It’s not easy to flesh out the stories of Azorean women.  You are dealing with baptismal, marriage, and death records.  That’s it.  Often, women are elusive because of naming practices which involved taking a religious name rather than a … Continued

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52 Ancestors: #2 Goncalo Vaz Botelho, Descendant of a King

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This is week 2 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This week’s theme: King. I am writing about Goncalo Vaz Botelho, descendant of kings and queens.  In scanning the list I see the first connection is Fernando I, the King of Castille and Leon (1345-1383).  Goncalo is his 12 great grandson. Not many know, and … Continued

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Portuguese Newspaper Find: Photo of Seraphim de Braga

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I am a believer in going back to databases from time to time and rechecking my searches.  Sometimes I’ve learned things since the last search.  Sometimes there have been updates to databases.  Whatever the reason, it’s a good practice to get into. The University of Massachusetts has been adding Portuguese newspapers to it’s collection for … Continued

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Hawaii Obituary Index at Familysearch

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Familysearch.org has a new database for Hawaii genealogists.  It is “Hawaii, Obituaries Index, ca 19890 to Present”.  It indexes obituaries from “Honolulu Advertiser, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, The Kauai Garden Island News, The Maui News and The Hawaii Tribune-Herald” according to the description at the website. Currently the collection as 41,146 entries.  It is searchable by … Continued

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CCA Finished Uploading Azorean Parish Registers

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I got word through the Azores Google Group that the CCA has finished uploading the last parish registers for the island of Sao Miguel to the arquivo website.  The last village added was Ribeirinha.  This means the parish registers for all the Azores islands are now available for research on the web. Not familiar with … Continued

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