Azorean Roots · General Genealogy · Hawaii Genealogy · Portuguese Hawaiian Roots

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

About My Ancestors · photographs

Mystery Photo of the Week from September Solved!

On 9 September 2015, I posted this Mystery Photo of the Week. There were two photographs of a little girl whose name was forgotten. One was her confirmation photo. The other was a photograph with two women. I’m happy to say that the little girl has been identified. The girl in this photograph is Isabella… Continue reading Mystery Photo of the Week from September Solved!

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!