Hawaii Genealogy · Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection

Use The 1890 Kingdom of Hawaii Directory to Find Sugar Plantation Laborers

I have had the chance to view the “Directory and Handbook of the Kingdom of Hawaii” for 1890.  This is an important resource for Hawaii genealogists as it one of the first to include sugar plantation laborers. How to Access this Directory It is available online though the University of Hawaii at Mano’a website.  It… Continue reading Use The 1890 Kingdom of Hawaii Directory to Find Sugar Plantation Laborers

About My Ancestors · Azorean Roots · Canada Roots

Mello Castanho Migrating from the Azores: Hawaii, East Coast, and Canada

Sooner or later it was bound to happen.  I was going to make a connection to Canada with my Portuguese lines.  It was just a matter of time.  I had thought it would be with Canadian tenor, Remigio Pereira, instead it is on a different line. Working from Maia to the Kingdom of Hawaii to… Continue reading Mello Castanho Migrating from the Azores: Hawaii, East Coast, and Canada

Around the Web · IslandRoutes News

YourIslandRoutes.Com Turns 14!

Bring out the streamers and noise makers.  The Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy, History, and Heritage website, YourIslandRoutes.com turned 14 in September.  Yeah, September.  Okay, so it’s sort of a belated anniversary celebration. It has been kind of hectic here and I’d forgotten all about it. Who would have thought after 14 years that the website and… Continue reading YourIslandRoutes.Com Turns 14!

About My Ancestors · Historic Events · Military Research

The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

My dad served in the Korean Conflict in 1951-1952.  He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan for most of that time.  As I was sifting through his photo album, I was hit with the historical significance of his photographs.  They show the beginnings of the integration of the United States military–the end of segregated service. On… Continue reading The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

About My Ancestors · California Genealogy

Mary (Riley) Jackson’s Genealogy Journey is Complete: The End of the Jackson Line

Mary L. (Riley) Jackson means very little to my family tree.  She isn’t one of my ancestors. She is my great aunt.  She married my great uncle, John Jackson, ca 1925. They divorced about 10 years later. I can go beyond her to the next generation easily. Yet, I feel compelled to research her. John’s… Continue reading Mary (Riley) Jackson’s Genealogy Journey is Complete: The End of the Jackson Line