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The Research Journal · 6d ago

The Smiling Bride

I have several favorite photographs.  But, a wedding photo from the early 1900s, has captivated my interest ever since the day it fell into my hands Not Your Usual Dour Turn of the Century W...
The Research Journal · 1W ago

A Fresh Start in Oakland: The House at 1935 E. 25th Street

I’ve written many times about how my great grandfather fled Hawaii when he was diagnosed with leprosy.   They had a fresh start in Oakland, California, but what kind of a fresh start was it ...
The Research Journal · 1W ago

Our Most Popular Blogs Posts of 2017

Another year has come and gone.  It’s time to look at the Genealogy Research Journal to see what blog posts our readers enjoyed.  These are our most popular blog posts of 2017. The blog post...
The Research Journal · 1W ago

My Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions and Goals

I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions.  But, Randy Seaver posted a challenge for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun and I thought I’d play along.  I have been thinking about some of my gene...
The Research Journal · 3W ago

Blog Caroling: Mele Kalikimaka

It’s another round of the wondering Blog Caroling hosted by Footnote Maven (aka Linda Rae Palmer).  I was trying to find something traditionally Hawaiian and didn’t have much luck.  I settle...
The Research Journal · 1M ago

Facebook Puts Genealogists in Contact with New Cousins

Looking back over the year, I could think of many things to be thankful for.  But, I am most grateful to several Azorean cousins who have taken the time to share their family stories with me...
The Research Journal · 2M ago

A Collection of Posts about Military Veterans

November 11th is Veterans Day.  This is the day we honor and remember those who served in the military.  I’d like to share some of my post pertaining to veteran relatives and how to research...
The Research Journal · 3M ago

Getting Closer to Identifying My DNA Cousins on Chromosome 21

I’ve been fortunate to make a 3rd cousin connection on my Jones/Kelly line who I share quite a bit of DNA with. This cousin helps me divide my DNA matches into my maternal maternal column. E...
The Research Journal · 3M ago

A Small Box of Old Film Negatives: Once Lost, Now Found

Years ago, I found two old rolls of uncut black and white film negatives in one of my dad’s old shoe boxes. The negatives were rolled around a thin sheet of paper in the Kodak box they came ...
The Research Journal · 4M ago

Are These the Dolans I’ve Been Looking For?

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you know that I’m on what seems like a neverending quest to figure out who the Dolan’s in Patrick Dolan’s reinstated probate file were.  The quest has s...