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Recommended Books and Videos for Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy

Recommended Books and Videos for Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy

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Cape Verdeans to Hawaii: A Pre-Sugar Plantation Era Migration

Cape Verdeans to Hawaii: A Pre-Sugar Plantation Era Migration

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What Occupations Did They Do on Hawaiian Sugar Plantations?

What Occupations Did They Do on Hawaiian Sugar Plantations?

Were your ancestors one of the many people from across the globe who worked on the Hawaiian Sugar Plantations?  These jobs might have been in the field, mill, railway, office, or the plantation store. This is a  look at the different jobs they may have performed. Many Jobs to be Done on an Hawaiian Sugar Plantation It’s easy to conjure up images of laborers working in the fields on a sugar plantation. Although field laborers made up a large part…

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Description of the Voyage of the S.S. Amana to Hawaii 1886

Description of the Voyage of the S.S. Amana to Hawaii 1886

The iron ship, the Amana, with contract laborers from Madeira arrived in Hawaii on 22 April 1886 after 170 days at sea.  There were 140 men and 101 women on board.  In addition, there were 140 children under the age of 16.  It was a harrowing journey marked by bad weather and illness.  Over 5 months at sea for a new life in Hawaii. Rough Seas The Amana took 170 days to travel from London to Madeira and then to…

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Portuguese Charity Society of Honolulu Directing Committees Members

Portuguese Charity Society of Honolulu Directing Committees Members

The Portuguese Charity Society of Honolulu was founded in 1893 by Antonio de Souza Canavarro. Canavarro was the former Portuguese Consul in Honolulu.  You can see his tombstone on FindAGrave. This society was formed to aid in child welfare, educational needs, family assistance, and so forth. These are the members listed in Portuguese Hawawaiian Memories: Mrs. Andrade Mrs. J. J. Andrade Mrs. F. Branco Mr. A. D. Castro Mrs. A. D. Castro Mrs. A. A. Carreiro Mrs. J. F. Carreiro…

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