General Genealogy

SNGF: Lifespans of My 2nd Great Grandparents

Randy has supplied us with another intriguing Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge.  This challenge involves looking at how old my 2nd great grandparents lived to be.  I enjoy these types of challenges as they give me a different way of looking at my genealogy. I cheated and let  RootsMagic 7 Family Tree Genealogy Software do the… Continue reading SNGF: Lifespans of My 2nd Great Grandparents

About Me · About My Ancestors · Historic Events

It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

It is the 110th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. This is the first year that there are no known survivors to gather at Lotta’s Fountain. My Jones, Jackson, and Kelly relatives were living in the city on the 18th of April 1906.  All but one lived to tell the tale. My great grandmother,… Continue reading It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Genealogy Research Journals · Hawaii Genealogy

Helen’s Adoptive Mother Had No Last Name

How do you learn the name of a person when all you have to go on is their daughter’s name and what sounds like a nickname for their first name? This genealogy research journal will explore the mystery of Helen (Pacheco) Correia and her adoptive mother whose name was lost over time. Helen was part… Continue reading Helen’s Adoptive Mother Had No Last Name

DNA Research

GEDMatch Can Process FTDNA DNA Files Again

You may have heard about the conflict between DNA testing company, FTDNA, and DNA tools website, GEDMatch.com.  If you aren’t familiar with GEDMatch, it allows for the comparison of DNA files with people who have had their DNA tested through different companies. A few weeks ago, they stopped processing files from FTDNA by FTDNA’s order.  … Continue reading GEDMatch Can Process FTDNA DNA Files Again

Genealogy Research Journals · Hawaii Genealogy

The Case of the Two Ida’s

In an earlier research journal, I showed how confusing the Camara and Cosma families of Kauai had become.  Surname changes made it impossible to sort out relationships. In this research journal, I follow the same family, but with a different problem.  Through my interviews with relatives, I kept hearing about “Ida Camara”. It seemed that… Continue reading The Case of the Two Ida’s