General Genealogy

Gifts For Genealogists: Family Tree Picture Frames Display Your Family Photos Beautifully

A few years back, I was given a family tree photo frame. It’s one of my prized possessions. I have it filled with three generations of ancestors from my parents to my great grandparents. It sits proudly on my dresser so that I can see it every day. Family tree frames are perfect gifts for… Continue reading Gifts For Genealogists: Family Tree Picture Frames Display Your Family Photos Beautifully

General Genealogy

Five Reasons You Should Collaborate with Other Genealogists

Genealogy is a lonely sport.  You spent hours at a computer searching a database for a single relative who lived a hundred years ago.  You sit in some musty, dusty room in the back of a library going through roll after roll of microfilm hoping to find at least one obituary.  And, then when you… Continue reading Five Reasons You Should Collaborate with Other Genealogists

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks · Azorean Roots · California Genealogy · General Genealogy

52 Ancestors Week 40: My Grandfather was Married on the Same Day as His Great Grandfather

In the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Series, Week 40’s theme is birthdays and anniversaries in October.   I’ve already written about my Grandma Lassalle and about my maternal grandparent’s marriage.  Who else could I write about? In going through my database, I found something of interest.  My maternal grandfather and my maternal great grandfather chose… Continue reading 52 Ancestors Week 40: My Grandfather was Married on the Same Day as His Great Grandfather

Church Records · Hawaii Genealogy

The Portuguese Evangelical Church, Honolulu: 1890-1940

This is a history of the Portuguese Evangelical Church in Honolulu, Hawaii: 1890-1940 written by E. Jean L. Debagh In 1878, the vessel, Priscilla, from Funchal, Madeira, brought the first of several groups of immigrant Portuguese to Hawaii. After this date, other vessels continued to bring larger companies at shorter intervals – some from Madeira… Continue reading The Portuguese Evangelical Church, Honolulu: 1890-1940

Hawaii Genealogy · Record Translations

How to Translate a Latin Church Marriage Record: Line by Line Translation Example

It’s inevitable! If you’ve got Catholics in your family tree, sooner or later you’re going to hit church records written in Latin.  And, you never thought those Latin word origins you learned in high school would come in handy! It’s important to know the key words and phrases so that you can find the important… Continue reading How to Translate a Latin Church Marriage Record: Line by Line Translation Example