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Why Did The S.S. Hansa Carrying Azorean Sugar Contract Laborers Heading for Hawaii Run into Problems in Portugal?

Why Did The S.S. Hansa Carrying Azorean Sugar Contract Laborers Heading for Hawaii Run into Problems in Portugal?

I thought I understood the migration trail the Azorean sugar plantation contract workers took to Hawaii: Azores to South America to San Francisco to Hawaii. After reading an old newspaper article about the voyage of the S.S. Hansa in 1882, the ship my Pacheco ancestors were on, I found that I was wrong. I expected to find an usual article with basic information about the voyage.  You know, date of arrival, length of voyage, number of passengers, and so forth. …

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52 Ancestors, Week 39: My Dad, Ace Paperboy

52 Ancestors, Week 39: My Dad, Ace Paperboy

Wow!  I really drew a blank on this one.  You’d think with the decades that I’ve researched my ancestors I’d easily have found an unusual record.  Part of the problem is that my ancestors jump the pond so recently, so most of my records are foreign baptismal, marriage, and death records. I thought this was kind of unusual.  This was something that my dad saves.  I got a kick out of the fact that he held onto it for so…

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SNGF: Headline News, 7 March 1927

SNGF: Headline News, 7 March 1927

Randy Seaver has his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge posted.  This week it’s headline news the day my Dad was born. My Dad was born 7 March 1927 in Oakland, California.  The Oakland Tribune was the main newspaper for the city of Oakland during that time. There wasn’t any one big headline, but it was a big day for news.  Terrorists were killed and captured, there was a major earthquake in Japan, a woman was sentenced for beating her…

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52 Ancestors, Week 11: Martin Kelly was a Lucky Man

52 Ancestors, Week 11: Martin Kelly was a Lucky Man

This week’s them for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is the Luck of the Irish.  This week I’m going to write about my 3rd great grandfather, Martin Kelly, and his brush with the law. Martin Kelly was a native of County Roscommon, Ireland, who came to America during the Potato Famine.  I don’t know much about him until he and his wife, Catherine Dolan, appear in Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH in 1849 where their first child, my ancestor, Margaret (Kelly)…

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Hawaiian Newspapers In Digital Collection

Hawaiian Newspapers In Digital Collection

The Chronicling America digital newspaper collection at the Library of Congress website has several newspapers that will interest those researching in Hawaii. Austin’s Hawaiian Weekly – covering 1899-1900 The Daily Bulletin – covering 1882-1895 The Daily Herald – covering 1886-1887 Daily Honolulu Press – covering 1885-1886 The Democrat – covering 1910 The Evening Bulletin – covering 1895-1912 Hawaiian holomua = Progress – covering 1893-1895 Hilo Tribune – covering 1895-1917 Honolulu Republican – covering 1900-1902 Honolulu Times – covering 1902-1911 The…

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