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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – February 2010 Archive (7)

More Hawaiian Relatives via the Chronicling America Website

John Dominis AKA Aimoku…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 22, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Chronicling America Website, part 2

Four John Dominises-

Governor John Owen Dominis was the son of Captain John Dominis, the sea captain who brought his Boston born wife, Mary…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 21, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Chronicling America Website and Hawaiian Newspapers

According to fellow genealogy blogger, Randy Seaver, “Genealogy Research is like a box of chocolates- you never know what you’re going to find….” Well, Randy, not only do I like your quote, but I like the Library of Congress “Chronicling America” website you wrote about last month.…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 16, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Love Story Too Sad for Valentine’s Day

Deborah Wilson, a Quaker in very Puritan Salem Village

Deborah Buffum was born in 1639 in Salem, Massachusetts. Her family was the Quaker Buffum family, headed by her father Robert, who was regularly fined for non-attendance at the Puritan meetings. She married Robert Wilson in…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 12, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

Baker Nason, murdered his brother in 1691?

It is interesting to find a Blacksheep ancestor. They always leave behind court records! If you ever peruse the message boards at the International Black Sheep Society Genealogists ( http://IBSSG.org/blacksheep ) you will hear over and…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 8, 2010 at 8:16pm — No Comments

George Peabody Merit Scholarship Medals

Sometimes I Google the names of ancestors and wait to see what happens next. I usually know their vital statistics, such as birth, marriage or death records, and I often know their children, or their parent’s names. However, I want to know the stories that might come up in obscure books or newspapers, or their mentions in town records, annual reports, and church bulletins. You never know what you’ll find.



Imagine my surprise when I found the name of my great grandfather on a list of… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 3, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Levi Younger, Mariner and Prisoner of War

Levi Younger, Mariner and Prisoner of War



During the War of 1812, Britain imposed its power over the newly minted United States of America and thus impressed thousands of American soldiers into British service. The Royal Navy had 175 ships of the line and 600 ships overall, requiring 140,000 sailors. Volunteers alone were not enough to recruit enough seamen. New England lost many fishermen, sailors and mariners to forced labor or imprisonment.



Levi Younger was a Gloucester… Continue

Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on February 1, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

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