CCA Finished Uploading Azorean Parish Registers

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I got word through the Azores Google Group that the CCA has finished uploading the last parish registers for the island of Sao Miguel to the arquivo website.  The last village added was Ribeirinha.  This means the parish registers for all the Azores islands are now available for research on the web. Not familiar with … Continued

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Three Free Databases for Hawaiian Researchers to Find Veteran Relatives

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Veterans Day is right around the corner.  Familysearch.org has three databases that those researching in Hawaii will find useful. World War Draft Registrations Be sure to click Draft Registration (next to birth) and enter Hawaii to limit your results. World War II Enlistments 1938-1946 You can define by birth, residence, or branch of the military … Continued

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SNGF: The Day of my Grandfather’s Birth

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Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings.com has his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge out.  This week we’re to look up our grandfather’s birthday, find out what day of the week it was, note any historical events, and see if anyone famous was born on that day. My Paternal Grandfather, Jean Lassalle, was born 29 Jun … Continued

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Why did all these children die in Maia in 1861?

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I’m working through the Obitos (death records) for the village of Maia, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  Sometimes death records can be depressing.  They also present questions that can’t really be answered unless someone has written a history of the area. Case in point, I am working on the 1860s.  In 1860, there were … Continued

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