SNGF: My Father’s Maternal Line

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It’s time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Thanks to Randy for this challenge!  This one is all about my Dad’s mother’s line. My Dad’s mother’s name was Anna Madeleine Mazeres.  She was born 17 Oct 1897 in San Francisco, CA and died 2 Feb 1984, also in San Francisco (though she lived in Oakland, CA … Continued

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My Mother Does Not Abide Photography

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I am reading a surprisingly wonderful biography called The Rocket Girl.  It’s about Mary (Sherman) Morgan, American’s first female rocket scientist.  She worked for a company that did government contracts during the infancy of space race. Her many achievements included an inventing the rocket fuel used in our first rockets.  Many of her contributions were … Continued

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What’s wrong with these ages?

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I thought I would do something nice for some cousins this weekend.  As some of the Azorean church records are online,  I thought I would look through them and find some of my great and great great aunts and uncles.  I was able to locate Francisco de Boa Ventura in Sao Jose, Ponta Delgada fairly … Continued

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What do you do when you can’t read the writing?

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I am working in records in different village records on Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  This means I must read the Portuguese language records.  Did I tell you that I don’t know any Portuguese beyond swear words?  Well, I have learned some since starting my family tree.  I can translate a baptismal record like nobody’s business.  … Continued

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This may be why I can’t find the marriage

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This weekend I decided to redo the work another researcher did for me on Francisco de Medeiros and Josefa de Mello.  The town of Maia isn’t on the Azores Archives website yet, so I thought Povoacao was as good as any place to research. I found their son, Joao de Mello’s, baptismal record first.  Then, … Continued

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