Three Free Databases for Hawaiian Researchers to Find Veteran Relatives

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Veterans Day is right around the corner.  Familysearch.org has three databases that those researching in Hawaii will find useful. World War Draft Registrations Be sure to click Draft Registration (next to birth) and enter Hawaii to limit your results. World War II Enlistments 1938-1946 You can define by birth, residence, or branch of the military … Continued

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SNGF: The Day of my Grandfather’s Birth

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Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings.com has his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge out.  This week we’re to look up our grandfather’s birthday, find out what day of the week it was, note any historical events, and see if anyone famous was born on that day. My Paternal Grandfather, Jean Lassalle, was born 29 Jun … Continued

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Why did all these children die in Maia in 1861?

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I’m working through the Obitos (death records) for the village of Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  Sometimes death records can be depressing.  They also present questions that can’t really be answered unless someone has written a history of the area. Case in point, I am working on the 1860s.  In 1860, there were … Continued

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Eureka! I Have Found It!

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Feast your eyes upon a beautiful sight… This is my great great grandparents, Jacinto Pacheco and Anna Jacinta de Mello’s marriage record.  It is the culmination of 3-5 years of searching, a good 10 or more years of not being able to search because of my arthritis, and the end of a whole lot of … Continued

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SNGF: Genealogy Resources and Usage

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  For Randy’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge this week, he has asked us to  fill out a survey.  Below are the questions with my answers.   1) Answer these questions in my survey about genealogy resources and usage:   a) Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, … Continued

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