24 March 2011

GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS-Royal Lines of Samoa

I have used this site occasionally to look over for my genealogy. As you go into the site you will need to scroll down a bit till you see "Oceania".  Kinda looks like this:

OCEANIA


Fiji...Genealogy of the Fijian Royal Family

Tonga...Genealogy of the Tongan Royal Family

Hawaii...Genealogy of the Hawaiian Royal Family

Samoa .... Genealogy of King Malietoa Tanumafili II

Tahiti ... Genealogy of the rulers of Tahiti

New Zealand ... Genealogy of some Maori Paramount Chiefs

 

Under "Oceania" is Samoa.... Genealogy of King Malietoa Tanumafili II. Now their are other Samoan Royal lines this site only contains the genealogy of King Malietoa Tanumafili II. When you click on the Samoa site you are directed to a database of this genealogy. This site is maintained by Henry Soszynski. I am not sure where he got this information nevertheless is it good to see and compare as well as looking at the other Oceania sites. 

 

Link to site http://uqconnect.net/~zzhsoszy/files/gg_index.html

16 March 2011

The Samoan Way

CATHERINE WATSON of the "Special to the Star Tribune" wrote an article entitled, "The Samoan Way." She captures history, family and traditions of Samoa.

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/travel/113072429.html?page=1&c=y

Mocavo.com--Genealogy Search Engine

Have you ever heard of a Genealogy Search Engine? Well, there is one now called Mocavo.com. This is a ALL Genealogy Search Engine available at no charge. It searches on sites such as genealogy message boards, society web pages, state historical societies, family societies, genealogy pages uploaded by individuals, Find-A-Grave, Internetarchive.com, the Library of Congress and several other sites.
You may also search for towns, states, occupations, families or any other text information that may be included in your relatives name.
Now Mocavo.com is mostly in North America as time moves on they may expand to other countries as the site grows.


I typed in my Samoan names and did get some hits which were intresting. So far the site has been getting good reviews.

So take some time and try out Mocavo.com