During my last post I disclosed how I called the US Embassy of Cape Verde and one of the workers there offered to call Cape Verde for me to translate to them what I needed. I thought it was a thoughtful & kind gesture. But later the conversation turned to me making a three way… Continue reading How bad do you want it
Hello, do so hope everyone had a great holiday season. To continue on my genealogy journey; When I retrieved records of my grandparents from the City Hall here in the United States, I immediately noticed a few red flags. Spelling variations being what it is, during my life, I’ve learned that somehow I’ve acquired the… Continue reading Help Requested
Most if not all genealogy searches start with what is called the basics. These basic steps include retrieving all available vital records from the city hall where the family member lived. In the United States, if they were born in that city, the family members should be able to get copies of their family members… Continue reading The basics
During my computer search of documents relating to my grandparents, a very surprising document was found. There have been stories circulating that the name I have been using all these years, is not our real last name. This was intriguing to me and a little disconcerting if true. It made me more determined to get… Continue reading Surprises, surprises
I’ve always wondered about my family members I did not know. My father died when I was a pre – teen so I never really got to know him. I knew of him, had a few pictures, but was never able to have a conversation with him. Regarding his parents, it was more of the… Continue reading In search of …..