Portuguese Hawaiian Memories Index: Hawaii

Portuguese Hawaiian Memories Index: Hawaii

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Recommended Books and Videos for Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy

Recommended Books and Videos for Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy

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Portuguese and Hawaiian Holiday Traditions

Portuguese and Hawaiian Holiday Traditions

Since the mid 1800s, Christmas has been celebrated in the Hawaiian Islands. Though Christmas was celebrated long before Portuguese immigration began, the Portuguese brought their traditions to their new home.  These mixed in with local customs to evolve into their own unique celebrations. First Christmas in Hawaii The first Christmas celebration in Hawaii was on the island of Kauai in 1786. A group of British explorers shared their Christmas cheer with the Hawaiians. Christmas wasn’t really celebrated again in Hawaii…

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

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

Very few foreigners had made their way to the Hawaiian Islands by the early 1800s.  by the 1830s, they appeared with more frequency.  Records are few and far between.  We do know that natives of Cape Verde made it to Hawaii long before the sugar plantation era.  Let’s learn a little about them. Where is Cape Verde? It is located in the central Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.  Mauritania and Senegal are the closest countries to this island…

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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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