Genealogy

Mapping Puerto Rico’s slavery districts in 1872

Update 3/13/15 : Welcome to visitors coming from the Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawings Society! Feedback is most definitely welcome so feel free to leave a comment if you have additional information on this topic. Together, there is much we can learn about our island! Actualizado 13/3/15: Bienvenidos vistantes dirigidos aquí por el "Puerto Rico Historic… Continue reading Mapping Puerto Rico’s slavery districts in 1872

Food

Super Easy Snack: Chocolate Coconut Cookies

I was back in Puerto Rico for a few days last month, and I stocked up on some cookies and snack from my childhood. One of my favorites are Holsum coconut cookies. These cookies are delicious on their own, but my BF had a great idea. What if we covered them in chocolate? Clearly, this… Continue reading Super Easy Snack: Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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Finding my ancestors: Genealogy sites

One of my more obscure hobbies is researching my family's genealogy. I've gotten quite nerdy about it actually. Omg you guys, are you as excited as I am about the 1940 U.S. census being released to the public this spring?!!!  I've found that with my very common (but fantastic) Spanish last name and a family of… Continue reading Finding my ancestors: Genealogy sites

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Some Caribbean music for you…

I went on a PerezHilton induced quest for Gloria Estefan videos and remembered this very lovely song she released when I was very small. Mi Tierra is a very melancholic song about missing your homeland and I think Gloria's voice is gorgeous in this song... Then I just went out on a hunt for some… Continue reading Some Caribbean music for you…