Monday, October 29, 2018

HCGS Meeting Nov 10, 2018

The November 10, 2018 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will feature member, Stan Jones who will give a presentation on genealogical research methods including Tips & Techniques for Effective Interviewing”; “Afterlife Conferences”; “Together Through Korea & Alzheimer’s”; and “Getting on the Road to Trace Your Roots”.


DIRECTIONS to the meeting site - 
The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be 9am Saturday Nov 10, 2018 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing building at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817 (downstairs in back)

The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.
     There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available. Please don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

HCGS Meeting Oct 13, 2018 - Hawaii State Archives

The October 13th, 2018 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society highlighted the excellent presentation by the Hawaii State Archivist, Adam Jensen.  He is a wealth of knowledge about Hawaiian records in the Archives in Honolulu, near the Iolani Palace and State Capitol  Thanks to Bev Burden for the notes on his presentation.

Adam Jensen, Hawaii State Archivist
“Genealogy Resources at the Hawaii State Archives”, Adam Jensen
o Requirements for Accessing the Archives
     ▪ Valid government ID
     ▪  Register/check-in (registration valid for 2 years)
     ▪ Lockers to store belongings
     ▪ Security: No extraneous materials/belongings may be brought into the Archives
     ▪ Parking options
o General overview of genealogy resources available at the State Archives
     ▪ Birth, death, marriage & divorce records
     ▪ Wills, probates
     ▪ Immigration records, ship passenger manifests
     ▪ Citizenship Records
     ▪ Census Records
     ▪ Hawaiian Records
     ▪ Other Historical Collections (documents/photographs)
o Using/Accessing Online Resources
     ▪ Finding Aids
     ▪ Research Aids
     ▪ Digital Collections
o Adam’s presentation included in-depth discussion of time span coverage for each collection, mostly related to the date Hawaii became a Territory of the United States. He also discussed other limiting factors related to genealogical research that are unique to Hawaii, including ethnic traditions, literacy, multi-ethnic populations speaking different languages, and influx of immigrant populations. One example of such complexities includes the manner in which immigrant laborers were identified on entering the Port of Honolulu: Rather than listing vital information such as name, date and place of birth for each immigrant arriving from each ship, immigration officials commonly just documented “50 Japanese laborers”, etc.

o Adam also enumerated examples of items that cannot be accessed at the Archives, and which governmental entities possess such items.

o Handouts were provided to all meeting participants, including an outline summary of the presentation, as well as a State



Saturday, August 11, 2018

HCGS Meeting Sept 8, 2018

The September 8th, 2018 Meeting for the Honolulu County Genealogical Meeting is yet to be determined.  But it will be interesting!!!
  
DIRECTIONS to the meeting site - 
The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be 9am Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing building at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817 (downstairs in back)

The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.
     There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available. Please don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

HCGS Meeting Aug 11, 2018 "Put Context in Your Family History"

The August 11, 2018 Meeting for the Honolulu County Genealogical Meeting was: "Using Context in your Genealogy/Family History" by Bev Burden
 "Finding your Hawaiian and your Japanese records" by Ellen Aiwa
  
Highlights August 11, 2018 Meeting
·         August 11th meeting was a continuation on the previous month’s theme of documenting family histories; featured presentations included:
o   the importance of adding context to your family histories 
o   practical tips for finding research sources for historical context
o   navigating websites such as Library of Congress, WorldCat.org, HathiTrust.org

·         Detailed overview and navigational demonstration of new Honolulu County Genealogical Society Website including:
o   overview of previous meetings, programs, discussion topics
o   links to various genealogical sites, online records & HCGS blog
o   membership information, meeting location, directions
o   resources & repositories in Hawaii
o   for access to website, directly type into URL: Honolulucountygenealogicalsociety@wordpress.com 

·         Member personal stories/vignettes/discoveries included:
o   A detailed description of the processes and complexities of researching Native Hawaiian/Japanese genealogical histories
o   A letter about an Austrian family member who perished in a Nazi concentration camp
o   A newly discovered family trove that included a written narrative of an ancestor’s experience in the Civil War

·         Other miscellaneous announcements/events
o   Hawaii State Library genealogical section undergoing renovations related to preservation of documents
o   October is Archives month; one of the Hawaii State archivists, Adam Jansen, has agreed to come speak at our October meeting
o   Members identified useful websites, including:
§  Ancestryshop.co.UK (birth, marriage & death certificates for UK, etc.)
§  Ulukau.org (digital library of Native Hawaiian reference material)
o   Upcoming member genealogy-related trips

o   Two members moving to mainland

Romy Panko reported that she has begun a new website for the Society.  It is at:  www.honolulucountygenealogicalsociety.wordpress.com

It probably won't show up on a google search yet, and you must enter the "www" at the front in the URL line.  

This is a new site but based on the old RootsWeb website that is more difficult to maintain.  Thanks to Romy for all her hard work on this!  If you find any problems with it let the webmastr know.  


She also has an email listed for the site communications, to the webmaster (Romy, but we're looking for a replacement as she is moving).  The email is:  hihcgs@yahoo.com  

Monday, June 18, 2018

HCGS Meeting July 14, 2018


The July 14, 2018 Meeting for the Honolulu County Genealogical Meeting will be: "Turning Facts into a Story:  Making a book on Your Family from Start to Finish" A presentation by Jim Rumford.
  
Jim Rumford - author of "Our Ancestors"


Some of the group waving goodbye to Mickey Lasco
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DIRECTIONS to the meeting site - 
The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be 9am Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing building at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817 (downstairs in back)

The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.
     There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available. Please don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

HCGS Meeting June 9, 2018 Ancestor search of Sonny Gay

The June 9, 2018 Meeting for the Honolulu County Genealogical Meeting :
  Sonny Gay presented a fascinating story about his family tree and his great great grandfather, Master Mariner Thomas Gay. This is the story of the Fay-Robinson-Sinclair line from Scotland to Tasmania to New Zealand to Washington Territory to Ni'ihau, Hawaii.
    With great sadness, program director, Mickey Lasco said farewell, as he is moving to the mainland for a new job.  Thanks for a job well done, Mickey!

Sonny Gay

Sonny Gay
Mickey and Sonny

HCGS May 2018 Meeting

Briefly,  the May 12, 2018 meeting will continue with submitting your DNA results the GEDmatch website, and how to use it. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

HCGS Meeting April 14, 2018

Honolulu County Genealogical Society
When: April 14,  2018  9am to noon
What: HCGS monthly meeting

Aloha!  I think the title of this months meeting should be "DNA, QUICK AND DIRTY" - at least I think that is what Bev calls it!  First, Bev will be giving us a "Quick" but very informative presentation on basic DNA for genealogists.  Second, she and Mickey will show us how to add our DNA to gedmatch and what the benefits of doing this would be.  If you bring your computers, you could do this with their help at our meeting.  Meanwhile, here is a link to gedmatch you can check out: http://genealogical-musings.blogspot.com/2017/04/finally-gedmatch-admixture-guide.html
Ann Sloat, President


Here is information from today's meeting:
 From Bev:   GENEALOGY COURSES ...  The "Future Learn" Genealogy course is now available. It is free to all users. If they want to upgrade to be able to have permanent access to course content it costs money, otherwise it’s free.  Here is the link to copy and paste for URL.   
          www.futurelearn.com/courses/genealogy

ALSO the question of how to download your RAW DNA results  so that you can then upload it to GEDMATCH.com.   This information is also on our HCGS Facebook Group.


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

HCGS Meeting March 10, 2018 Melungeons part 2

Honolulu County Genealogical Society monthly meeting:
March 10, 2018
Aloha!  We are in for a real treat on Saturday as Todd Beckham will be returning to show us his DVD on the Melungeons. He is also bringing Dave Schwartz who produced the vintage film regarding the Melungeons.  If you were here for Todd's first presentation, you know we will learn more about this fascinating population that some of us (me for sure) knew nothing about.    


DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
The Keola Ho’onanea Senior Housing at 1465 A’ala St Honolulu.The high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.

There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available. Please don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.
        What does your family tree look like?  !!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

HCGS Meeting Feb 13, 2018


 The Honolulu County Genealogical Society meeting for February 13th, 2018  at 9 am 
will be "BRICK WALL DEMOLITION DAY"  and it would be best if your prepare. 

1)Identify one of your brick wall people you would like to concentrate on and maybe one back up in case you solve or get too frustrated to continue on the first one you've chosen.

2) Outline what you know about this person. For example what ever dates you have for birth and death, any other family information, where the person lived or was born, or died, etc.

3) It might be good to have something to write with such as a note pad and pencil. Or, maybe you are adept at electronic devises to keep your notes?  Whatever works for you.

4) If you belong to an association that has an online data base, or have a subscription to a genealogy source like Ancestry, NEHGS, family search (you get the idea). Come prepared to use these resources for others who may not have the same access.  We are all going to help each other to the best of our ability.  If that means bringing your laptop or other devise, please do so. 




DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.

There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available. Please don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

Friday, January 12, 2018

HCGS Meeting January 13, 2018


Notice: our website on Rootsweb is under security maintenance right now, but it should be back up before too long.  In the meantime, this blog is available to keep you updated.  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hihcgs/links.html

We will have a discussion on Genealogy news and questions.
Mickey Lasko will discuss having a Facebook Group for our HCGS.

Next (and very important) are our elections. So far, we do not have a list of possible people to to fill the position of Vice President. So, please, give this some thought and volunteer if you would like to see our society grow and become more involved in our community.

DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.

There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available. Please don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

Monday, November 13, 2017

HCGS Meeting 9 Dec 2017 - Christmas Pot Luck Luncheon

The Honolulu County Genealogical Society meeting for December 9th, 2017 will be a Christmas Pot-Luck and Gift Exchange.  The meeting will begin at 9am as usual.


Pot-Luck Buffet!













 





Mickey and Stanley

The Christmas Gift Exchange

HCGS Meeting 11 Nov 2017 - The Melungeons

            The Honolulu County Genealogical Society met on Nov 11, 2017 at 9 am.
The speaker was Todd Beckham. He is a past board member of the Melungeon Historical Association.  Ann Sloat first heard this community of people existed at the recent FGS conference that Stan Yon and I attended in Pittsburgh.  He gave a fascinating session and we've become more aware of the Melungeons and their history near the Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky area.
       We have several new things happening this month.. First, we have a service called "mailchimp" that allows members to receive the meeting notice personally by email.  In addition, new members can join the list themselves  through a link that we can make available on our web page (not yet, but soon).  It has several other benefits such as a template for sending out notices such as this one - easier for me once I figure it all out.  Secondly, as you may have noticed, we have an email for our society. It is honcountygen@gmail.com and will be on our new business cards along with our website and blog.  We also have letterhead primarily so we can change the ownership of our post office box although I am sure we will find more uses for it as well. 
    The December meeting will be a Pot-Luck Luncheon and Gift Exchange.

DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.  The meeting room is on the basement level.  It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.

There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available. Please don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

HCGS Meeting Oct 14, 2017 FGS Conference in Pittsburg

 The October meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society on Saturday October 14th will feature reports of Ann Sloat and Stanley Yon from their attendance at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference and other mainland genealogical research they were able to do.  
   As Ann Sloat says: "Stan Yon and I both attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Pittsburgh this past month.  We are both going to report on our experiences at the conference and after when we took off seeking our own research goals (Stan went further and longer than me).   I want to share some of the ideas from the first day of the conference that was geared toward delegates of the member societies.  These include suggestions on how to attract more members, how to be more visible in our communities, etc."  


Coming up in November:
"Brick Wall Demolitions"    a working discussion of the "Brick Walls" members are experiencing.  Come to share your problems finding an ancestor and maybe we can help solve it.  Bring your laptop if you want.  WiFi is available.



 DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.  
    There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard on Saturdays.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.  Don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

     The meeting starts at 9 am.   Plan on arriving at 8:30 am, if you can, to find your way and to get parking.  The meeting room is on the ground level in the back of the building, you can walk through the parking lot to the ground level.  Help may be needed to set up the meeting room.  

Monday, August 21, 2017

HCGS Meeting Sept 9, 2017 Brick Walls - How to team them down

HCGS Meeting Sept 9, 2017      9am     1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu (basement level)
   
Brick Walls - How to tear them down.  
     We watched a video by Crista Cowan of Ancestry.com discussing "Breaking Through Your Brick Walls - A Case Study"  Some tips were to create a timeline of the individual and include important dates in history so you can better understand what was going on during their lives (such as a big earthquake in Kentucky may have inspired some to migrate to another area).  Don't just stop at researching the individual, try to get information on all the siblings and their families.  Explore a Family History Wiki at the Learning Center at Ancestry.com, and don't forget to use the "Card Catalogue" at Ancestry.com to search individual databases.
     It was suggested that you should interview your relations.  One question to ask is what their Christmas Memories were.

DIRECTIONS to the meeting site  Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817 (downstairs in back):
    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.  
    There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.  Don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

HCGS Meeting August 12, 2017

HCGS Meeting August 12, 2017

Honolulu County Genealogical Society

Aloha.   WE ARE MEETING Saturday August 8th, 2017    This meeting we are charged with two things: first, those who volunteered to share a time when we assumed something and it turned out to not be true or, accepted some research that turned out to be false and how we discovered the error, be ready to present.  Secondly, remember to bring a paragraph (or page) about one of your ancestors to share


DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:   Keola building  1465 A’ala St., Honolulu.
    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.  
    There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.  Don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

     Stanley Yon gave a presentation of his search for family
     Donna Wendt gave a power point presentation about the life of her 1/2 Cousin 2 x removed, Edward Arden Noblett, an interesting relative, also known as "Lord Larceny" and "The Biggest Swindler in New York City."  He died in Sing Sing Prison in 1932.

Friday, July 7, 2017

HCGS Meeting 8 July 2017

Honolulu County Genealogical SocietyAloha.   WE ARE MEETING Saturday July 8th, 2017  We're not sure what Mickey has in store for us -- so it will be a surprise.
President, Ann Stout

Dr. Bill Chapman was our speaker.  His topic was "Cultural Landscape Reports, An Overview of Approach," followed by a brief overview on cemeteries. For more information, please check his Hawaii Preservation program website or Facebook page.



DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:   Keola building  1465 A’ala St., Honolulu.    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.      There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.  Don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

Friday, June 9, 2017

HCGS Meeting June 10, 2017

Aloha everyone,

Saturday June 10th, 2017  the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will hear from two of our members. Leilani will share the fruits of her research during the first hour and after the break, Lenore will give a "quickie talk" based on a webinar on one page bios with a challenge to us all. 

I am also hoping we can have a little time for members to share what ever genealogical "stuff" they are working on with each other.  In one of the organizations I belong to they mentioned that they set aside time to do this each meeting and the members were pleased.
   Ann Stout, 
    President

DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:

    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.  

    There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.  Don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

Friday, April 28, 2017

HCGS Meeting 13 May 2017

I will be out of the country, please email Ann Sloat for information.  It should be regular meeting place and time.  Donna

HCGS Meeting Apr 8, 2027

 Sorry, I was out of the country and don't have any information of the meeting.
However it was requested to list some of the 2017 Officers of HCGS. They are:  President:  Ann Sloat; Vice President: Kathy Hudson; Treasurer: Lenore Hansen-Stafford; Secretary:  Leilani Maguire.  Program Chair is Mickey Lasco.
         Donna

Monday, March 6, 2017

HCGS Meeting March 11, 2017 - DNA

   The Honolulu County Genealogical Society meeting meets this Saturday on March 11, 9 am (though best to arrive a little early if you can) at Keola Ho’onanea Senior Housing at 1465 A’ala St Honolulu.    
 Our meeting room is located downstairs at the back of the building.  Parking is limited on the Senior Housing property but street parking is available on both Vineyard and A’ala streets.  (directions below)

Meeting Agenda: Mickey has been exploring tools to delve deeper into using DNA and will share these with us. Please bring your laptops if you have done DNA through one of the companies offering that service.

Ann will ask for your best detective solving skills after laying out the clues she has uncovered to find her Mystery Ancestor.  He has not yet been found so bring your Sherlock skill set with you Saturday.

Ann will bring the three volumes titled “The Great Immigration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633” by Robert Charles Anderson. These are not to be take, but can be looked through. More materials will be available for members to take home as well.

Keola building  1465 A’ala St Honolulu. 

Map to Keola building


Photos of the March Meeting HCGS



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

HCGS Feb 11, 2017 mtg - "Case of the Missing Opera Singer"

The February meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society met at Keola Ho’onanea Senior Housing at 1465 A’ala St Honolulu  Time is 9 am Sept 11, 2017.  Mickey Lasco arranged a good presentation "Case of the Missing Opera Singer"
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"Case of the Missing Opera Singer"  by Robert Schmidt
Robert Schmidt presented his research on following the path of his father’s side ancestor’s life. Curiosity drove him to explore the ancestor’s opera singer first wife and what became of her.   The question remains whether there was an annulment or divorce between Mary E. Quigley, the opera singer and Robert’s ancestor. Robert’s journey followed both people through exploring census records, marriage records, directories, travel to small town Lake Spirit, Idaho where his ancestor bought and sold a hospital (now an apartment building) and many more twist and turns including google. Mary apparently never remarried and followed her career but did have a partner/friend being named as “love of his life” in the obit of her friend Daniel. Robert found her grave where her parents were also buried.  She apparently stayed in Philadelphia while his ancestor moved on to and interesting life as a physician.   Robert’s story led to how other mysteries were being solved.  

"Look to the Neighbors for Clues" by Mickey Lasco
Mickey Lasco shared and unexpected break in a mystery that had persisted for 25 years.  This was solved by looking at neighbors who after parents had died took a child in to raise and he changed his name to that of his new family.  Moral to the story - always look at the neighbors - they may be relatives or very good friends who may know something.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

HCGS Meeting January 14, 2017 Annual Mtg

HCGS Meeting   Jan 14, 2017  "Annual Meeting”

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be 9 am Saturday Jan 14th, 2017 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817 (downstairs in back)

The Agenda Includes:
   Elections
   Presentations:
       Alice Saul - "A Strange Route to Hawaii" 
       Mickey Lasco - "A Genealogical Trip to Poland and Alsace, France"
                 
Please attend, and Dues of $12 may be paid at this time.

 DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.  
    There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.  Don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.

     The meeting starts at 9am.   Plan on arriving at 8:30 am, if you can, to find your way and to get parking.  The meeting room is on the ground level in the back of the building.  Help may be needed to set up the meeting room.  

Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing
1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

HCGS Genealogy Meeting Dec 10th, 2016 Holiday Party

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be

 9 am Saturday Dec 10th, 2016 at the 

Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817 (downstairs in back)

The main presentation is:    Holiday Potluck
 New:  There will be Door Prizes!!!

___Bring a wrapped gift to exchange in the range of $10.  Not a joke gift, please

___Bring a main dish, side dish, desert, or other to the pot luck.  (Email to Faith Burgwinkel if you have questions)

___Bring the sentence you wrote, to share, about a close ancestor.  An uplifting” tweet” size was suggested!
                   
 DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.  
    There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.  Don’t park in the building’s lot unless it is marked for visitor.
     The meeting starts at 9am.   Plan on arriving at 8:30 am, if you can, to find your way and to get parking.  The meeting room is on the ground level in the back of the building.  Help may be needed to set up the meeting room.  







Sunday, November 6, 2016

HCGS Genealogy Meeting Nov 12, 2016 Searching at the FHL

HCGS Meeting 12 Nov 2016  "Help With Searching"

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday Nov 12th, 2016 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817

The main presentation is:
   "Help with Searching for Records, Maps, Family Histories at the Biggest Genealogical Resource Center in the World"
   

Kathy Hudson, Donna Wendt, Ann Stout, Judi Moore and Jean Neuer traveled, as a Society "Field Trip" to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City from Oct 6th to Oct 13th.  It was five days spent at the Library and one day to see the sights of the City.  Follow the group when they are together, then follow them as they go their divergent research paths.  Kathy will discuss her finds of some of the questions members, who could not go, submitted to her beforehand.  Ann will discuss how she approached her research problem with the advise of the volunteer research assistants.  Donna will show you the group activities and discuss Wales, English and American research. Judi will delve into the possibilities and problems she found with German research.
    
News from the Genealogy world will be discussed, including a wonderful new turn of events to make English/Welsh research easier using the GRO (General Records Office) re-formatted online index of Births and Deaths.

Bring the paragraph you wrote, to share, about a close ancestor.


DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
    The Keola Ho’onanea high rise is centrally located between N School St and N Vineyard St. and between Liliha St and Nuuanu Ave.  It’s across the river (Nuuanu Steam) from Foster Botanical Garden and next to the H1.   It’s a seven-minute walk from the bus stop on Liliha Street and Vineyard.  
    There is free on-street parking on A’ala or on Vineyard.  Car-pooling is a good idea, and arrive early to find somewhere to park.   There is a loading area by the door for those to unloading refreshments, or projector, etc.   A handicap parking space may be available.


 The meeting starts at 9am.   Plan on arriving at 8:30 am, if you can, to find your way and to get parking.  The meeting room is on the ground level in the back of the building.  Help may be needed to set up the meeting room.