General Genealogy

Ellen Figg, Navy WAVES: Recovering One Woman’s History

It pays to randomly search the internet for your relatives.  No, not to spy on them.  For genealogical purposes, of course!  I do this periodically and sometimes come up with a gem. I uncovered a lost part of my grandfather cousin, Ellen Figg’s, story.  She was a Navy WAVE! Who Was Ellen Figg? She born… Continue reading Ellen Figg, Navy WAVES: Recovering One Woman’s History

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Family Tree Magazine is Available Through Your Local Library for Free

I have made a wonderful discovery.  You can read Family Tree magazine on your PC, laptop, or mobile device through your local public library for free.  It’s possible if your library subscribes to Zinio for Libraries. If you aren’t familiar with this company, it is an online digital magazine service.  You subscribe just as you… Continue reading Family Tree Magazine is Available Through Your Local Library for Free

General Genealogy

Ten Facts About Leprosy I Learned While Researching My Great Grandfather

Leprosy.  It’s no longer a word you hear very often.  It’s given way to its modern name, Hansen’s Disease, and is %a treatable disease. But, in the early 1900s, it was known as leprosy and diagnosis was devastating. In Hawaii, a diagnosis of leprosy brought fear and despair. I’ve written about how the Hawaiians dealt… Continue reading Ten Facts About Leprosy I Learned While Researching My Great Grandfather

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10 Reasons Why You Can’t Find Your Portuguese Ancestors

Genealogy is challenging. Portuguese genealogy has challenges all it’s own.  Have you fallen into these pitfalls and misconceptions along your research trail?  If so, you’re not alone.  I bet we’ve all made similar mistakes.  The important thing is to learn from them, then learn how to get around them. Let’s see this list of 10… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Can’t Find Your Portuguese Ancestors