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Portuguese Genealogical & Historical Society of Hawaii has a Website!

Portuguese Genealogical & Historical Society of Hawaii has a Website!

I don’t know how this got passed me.  I was web surfing the other day and found that the Portuguese Genealogical & Historical Society of Hawaii now has a website.  You can visit them at:  PGHSH. The website includes information about their current location, hours, and contact information.  If visiting the society in person, be sure to inquire beforehand as they have to make arrangements to let you in. The website has a list of ships that went to Hawaii,…

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Advent Calendar: A Blending of Portuguese Hawaiian Traditions

Advent Calendar: A Blending of Portuguese Hawaiian Traditions

My Portuguese family was originally from Sao Miguel Island, Azores.  They brought with them many Portuguese traditions including setting up a creche (nativity scene).  I am told that my Great Great Aunt had the original from the Azores and brought it from Hawaii to California. They arrived on Hawaiian shores in 1882.  There they spent 20+ years.  Their culture mixed with the many different cultures that made up Hawaii during the sugar plantation era. I am told that family holiday…

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A Dabbler in Languages, A Master of None

A Dabbler in Languages, A Master of None

I have lines in France, the Azores, Portugal, Australia, Ireland, and England.  Further back into my noble lines, I hit most of Europe. Because of the wide range of countries, I’ve had to learn the basics of a couple of languages.  I’ve learned a little French and a little more Portuguese.  I know some Spanish which has come in handy in interpreting both the Portuguese and French.  In Hawaiian Catholic Church records, I had to pick up some Latin.  In…

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