|The Genealogy Genie||RE: Hope you are fine|
Hi Charlene. I'm hanging in there. Hope you're doing well. Always nice to hear from you!
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Mar 07, 2014 10:34 PM
Hi Charlene, Thank you for asking. We are doing fine. We have had a few deaths in our family over the last few weeks. Hope you are doing well. It's good to see you are still on Find-a-Grave also. Best wishes your friend, Cadmus
Added by Cadmus on Oct 26, 2013 9:43 AM
|Nellie Cleo Swearingen Sparrow||RE: Hello|
Thanks for sending the sweet note. My husband just returned home after spending 12 weeks in the hospital (mostly in ICU), so I haven't been spending much time on Find A Grave lately. Take care, and yes, lets do stay in touch!
Added by Nellie Cleo Swearingen Sp... on Oct 21, 2013 11:31 AM
|The Genealogy Genie||RE: Ship|
Sure! Email me anytime. :-)
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Oct 19, 2013 1:45 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||Ship|
Thank you for the link. I read your page and I see that you are not entirely sure if it was indeed your grandfather that immigrated in 1921. I still feel pretty confident that I had found the correct record of his immigration. The record I had sited also lists him as age 24, and your grandfather was listed as Jose Maria Martins in the 1930 Census. Without ordering further documents, I don't think either of us can say for certain which, if either record, is correct though.
I did some checking into Naturalization records, but I did not find your grandfather. I did find a Joe Joaquin Martins who lived in nearby Pinole, but his birth date was wrong and he was naturalized after your grandfather passed away. If naturalization records are of interest to you, NARA is likely your best bet for finding it. I can put it on my list for searches the next time I attend a genealogy conference up in Sacramento (probably in February). Due to budget cutbacks, that is probably the only look up I can do for free while I am there.
I'll keep checking in the meantime.
P.S. Thanks again for sending me a link to your page. I especially enjoyed the pictures!
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Oct 18, 2013 11:05 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||Ship|
Do you have the name of the ship your grandfather arrived on in 1921?
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Oct 18, 2013 6:11 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||RE: Joseph Martins|
Do you have access to the passenger records at Ancestry.com? I think he is listed in a 1920 record as Jose Maria Martins. He was heading to Providence. The reason why I believe it is him is because his mother, Luciana Jesus, is listed as a relative back in Portugal. We know from your grandfather's death certificate that his mother's surname was Jesus.
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Oct 18, 2013 5:34 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||RE: Joseph Martins|
Hi Charlene. It's always good to hear from you. Can you tell me where your family was in the 1940 Census? I'll see if I can find any info. on your grandfather's middle initial. I'll also check to see if I have any Bristol, MA records of your family.
Hope you are well.
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Oct 18, 2013 3:52 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||Thank you|
Bless your heart for leaving a token on my dad's tribute. It's been rough, but knowing that he is no longer suffering brings me some peace.
P.S. I've been out to Carquinez several times this year. I always check for Joseph Martins. The cemetery has recently been cleaned up by the town and so I think that he either did not have a marker or it is no longer there. :-(
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Jul 10, 2013 12:28 AM
|The Genealogy Genie||Happy New Year|
I just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year. Hope you are doing well.
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Jan 04, 2013 10:39 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||Hey Charlene!|
Your note brought a smile to my face. It is always so good to hear from you! I haven't been back out to Carquinez Cemetery since I looked for you. I'm so busy with all of my genealogy work, but it's a good kind of busy.
So glad to hear from you!
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Oct 25, 2012 12:28 PM
It is with a sad heart that I inform my Find A Grave friends of the passing of my Father, William Leondas "Bill" Myers Jr., yesterday, January 3rd, 2010. Please, keep our family in your prayers as we go through this difficult time.
Added by Cadmus on Jan 04, 2010 12:24 PM
|Nellie Cleo Swearingen Sparrow||RE: Hello, Nellie|
Thank you for remembering me Charlene, and thank you for all the lovely tokens you have left for my loved ones. God bless you and yours.
Added by Nellie Cleo Swearingen Sp... on May 28, 2009 5:35 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||Can I Help You Out?|
Hi Charlene- I've been doing volunteer genealogy work for over 10 years and I specialize in Northern California research. I'd really like to find your grandfather's burial for you (FYI- I also live in Vallejo). :D
Please let me know if I can do anything to help.
Added by The Genealogy Genie on May 14, 2009 10:01 PM
Happy Easter, Charlene. Love, Jana
Added by Jana on Apr 11, 2009 11:58 PM
|Derric Deon||Happy Easter!!|
I hope you have a very Happy Easter and a great weekend too. God bless you and your family.
Added by Derric Deon on Apr 11, 2009 10:21 PM
The Easter feeling does not end.
It signals a new beginning,
Of nature, spring, and brand new life,
And friendship, peace, and giving.
The spirit of Easter is all about
Hope, love, and joyful living.
So hide some eggs and have some fun,
And enjoy the life your living.
Added by Cadmus on Apr 10, 2009 1:52 PM
Thanks for stopping by and looking at my memorials. Hoping you have a blessed St. Patrick's Day, also! Jana
Added by Jana on Mar 17, 2009 10:49 AM
|Nellie Cleo Swearingen Sparrow||Christmas|
Charlene, Here's wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Added by Nellie Cleo Swearingen Sp... on Dec 23, 2008 2:00 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||Hi|
Good morning, Charlene. I'm always happy to hear from you. Please write when you can. I'm sorry to be getting back to you just now. Things have been a little hectic around here lately. Keep in touch.
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Apr 19, 2012 11:46 AM
|Cheryl Hanson||Hi Charlene|
Thanks for the update. I hope your family enjoys the site as much as I do!
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Oct 30, 2008 5:17 AM
|The Genealogy Genie||Hello!|
Hi Charlene! Just got your message. I was spending some time in Nevada with family and I just returned home yesterday. You are so sweet to remember me. I always think of you when I drive by Carquinez Cem., and I do that quite often since the grocery store I go to is just a block away. :)
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Mar 08, 2012 12:43 PM
|Cheryl Hanson||Your Welcome|
I'm so glad you found your family. Good luck,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on May 20, 2008 5:11 PM
|Cadmus||Happy Mothers Day,|
Of all the special joys in life,
The big ones and the small,
A mother's love and tenderness
Is the greatest of them all.
Added by Cadmus on May 10, 2008 11:51 PM
|The Genealogy Genie||RE: Good to hear from you again!|
Hi Charlene. I went out to Carquinez Cemetery today but I was unable to find your grandfather's grave. Carquinez is a quaint old cemetery that is in need of some repair and landscaping. It is possible that the burial is located under some brush and weeds. I did take a picture of the area where your grandfather is buried. Do let me know if you'd like a copy.
Added by The Genealogy Genie on Jun 20, 2011 2:50 PM