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How Many Immigrant Ancestors Are In Your Family Tree?

How Many Immigrant Ancestors Are In Your Family Tree?

I sometimes wonder if my ancestor’s experience was the same as other people’s.  I’ve written before about how my family tree is made up of new immigrants.  There are no pilgrims, Puritans, or Revolutionary War heroes in my tree–so far. My first immigrant ancestor didn’t arrive on the scene until the 1840s. What about your family tree? Were you’re ancestors members of Native American tribes or Native Hawaiians? Were they one of the first Europeans to arrive on America’s shores?…

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Use The 1890 Kingdom of Hawaii Directory to Find Sugar Plantation Laborers

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 is in PDF format and can be found under the title “1890: Directory and Handbook of the Kingdom of Hawaii“. If you have access to…

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Do you have new immigrants?

Do you have new immigrants?

I’ve been researching for over 20 years.  In that time, I’ve lamented that some people have an easier time researching  than me because their ancestors came here before the American Revolution.  There lines have been researched and then researched again.  My brother-in-law not only has La Grange’s in America back to the 1600s but he has Boisvert’s in Canada at the same time! My main states are Hawaii and California (with very specific regions for both).   Both with newer immigration…

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Fourth of July Thoughts

Fourth of July Thoughts

I want to wish all my readers a Happy 4th of July!  May you have wonderful and safe celebrations.  The area where I live is very dry and I’m hoping my neighbors go out to watch fireworks so the firefighters can have some rest. Today is the day we celebrate the Declaration of Independence.  The event that lead to the colonies breaking free of England’s rule and setting out on their own course. As I was reading the various social…

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