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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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Book Review: Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk, and Fairy Tales of the Azores

Book Review: Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk, and Fairy Tales of the Azores

Would you like to understand more about your Azorean  heritage? Do you have an interest in all things Portuguese? Or, are you a fan of folklore and fables? Then, you might be interested in a volume by Elsie Spicer Eells titled “The Islands of Magic: Legends, Folk, and Fairy Tales from the Azores”.  This is my review. A Collection of Very Short Stories There are 34 stories in this collection.  Many of them are less than 5 pages.  It’s the…

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Mystery Photo of the Week from September Solved!

Mystery Photo of the Week from September Solved!

On 9 September 2015, I posted this Mystery Photo of the Week. There were two photographs of a little girl whose name was forgotten. One was her confirmation photo. The other was a photograph with two women. I’m happy to say that the little girl has been identified. The girl in this photograph is Isabella Pacheco aka Isabella DeBraga and Bella Ventura. It was probably taken around 1909-1910. Isabella’s birth parents were Joao Pacheco and Joana Gonsalves Cardozo. When Joao…

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1900 US Census: Portuguese Names in Hanalei District, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii

1900 US Census: Portuguese Names in Hanalei District, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii

This genealogy index was created from the 1900 U.S. Federal Census covering Hanalei District, Kauai, Territory of Hawaii. Portuguese names of the heads of families and their spouses have been extracted.  Included are Portuguese individuals living with non-Portuguese heads of households. The index is sorted two ways.  First, it is alphabetized by surname.  Second, it is sorted by dwelling number.  This allows for looking up a name, but also seeing which families lived each other.  The sheet number has also…

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52 Ancestors Week 38: The Portuguese of East 25th Street, Oakland

52 Ancestors Week 38: The Portuguese of East 25th Street, Oakland

This week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is easy.  The theme is Favorite Place to Research and I know exactly where that would be. This is a very specific location.  It is where my Portuguese research began:  E. 25th Street in Oakland, Alameda County, California. What makes this street so special?  Why am I drawn to it? This map that I created in Google Maps will give you the answer.  Almost all my Portuguese Hawaiian relatives lived there between 1905…

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