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.  


     Keola Ho’onanea - 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817

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.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

HCGS Genealogy Meeting 10 Sep 2016  "Church Records"


The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Sat Sep 10th, 2016 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817.
 
   The main presentation is 
"The Treasures of Church Records"  by Suzanne Case
                
    Suzanne Case, will use her experience as Archivist/Historian of Honolulu's Central Union Church Archives and her experiences traveling across the US and Europe while ancestor-hunting to create today's presentation.
    About her background, Suzanne says:
    "I was born and raised in Missouri, went to college in Boston and met my Hawaii-born husband on a blind date there, where he was a post-war GI Bill student at Harvard Law School. After we were married (in Missouri) we returned to his Hawaii even though I had never been west of Kansas!   We lived in Hilo for 14 years - all of our children were born there. When we came back to Honolulu we joined Central Union Church and entered in to the activities of that magnificent historic church and its loving congregation, and I got my Master of Library Science degree from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

   The idea for an archives came from Rev. Kenneth Rewick in 1970. Central Union had the first archives of the churches in Honolulu. I became Associate Historian sometime in the mid-1970s. I have been Archivist/Historian, a completely volunteer position, for more than 30 years.  My husband and I have 3 children living in Hawaii and 2 on the mainland, and 10 grandchildren, until very recently, we have traveled widely and enthusiastically!"



DIRECTIONS to the meeting site, 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817:
    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.  
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

HCGS Meeting Aug 13, 2016 "Grandpa Can You Hear Me?"

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday August 13th, 2016 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817, at 9 am.
     The presentation is "Grandpa Can You Hear Me".
                                               by Harriet "Hart" Hoffman

     How you find your ancestors that died before you were born and get to know them.   Harriet Goodman Hoffman's grandfather, Joseph J Goodman, died before she was born. The family never talked about him. She knew nothing about him. In fact, his real surname was Chernoff. He had adopted an alias.   Harriet will take you on the remarkable journey of research and discovery which includes genealogical technique. After finding her grandfather and the remarkable book he wrote and published in 1919 she was encouraged to republish his book, edited and appended by her.    You will be entertained, enlightened and inspired with this presentation. It is an opportunity not to be missed!







   











 The Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., 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.  The entrance to the meeting room is on the ground level, in the back.   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. Help may be needed to set up the meeting room. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

HCGS meeting July 9, 2016 - Collateral Research

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday July 9th, 2016 at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817, at 9 am.
 
     The presentation is about Using Collateral Research to Break Down Brick Walls.
     Kathy Hudson will give an update on the Trip to Salt Lake City in October.
   
    The Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., 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. Help may be needed to set up the meeting room.  

     See you soon, Donna Wendt
Lenore Hansen-Safford presenting the Webinar
In the new room we have three places to show presentations

Some of the members of HCGS


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

HCGS Meeting 11 June 2016 - Dudoit & Mossman European Roots

The Honolulu County Genealogical Society met on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at a new, site.
The program was:
           “Hawaiians and their European Ancestry”  
              - by Godfrey and Kathy Kaonohi 
Godtrey Kaonohi, presenting "Our European Roots" by Mossman Dudoit.  He's descended from first French Consul to Hawai'i, Capt. Jules Dudoit and his wife, daughter of another sea captain, Anne Corney.  Captain Corney is documented in Early Voyages of the North Pacific.

Godfrey said he started by going to the Board of Health for birth certificates.  He also went to Bishop Museum, not only for further information, but to see the medals awarded Dudoit by the French government under Napoleon III.  The LDS Kane'ohe Family History Center was another good resource he used.

Kathy Kaonohi, his wife, presented the Mossman Family in Hawai'i, descended from Capt. Thomas Mossman and Mary Ann Lewis, from Berwick, GB.  Twenty-six Mossmans from Hawai'i all went to Berwick Upon Tweed on the English-Scottish border to trace their roots  They also visited Bretons in Monmouth, England.

The meeting and featured program began at 9 am with the featured program.

 Kathy Hudson presided.


New Location information:
 The June 11th meeting was at the Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing at 1465 Aʻala St., Honolulu 96817.
   The building has a newly-renovated, wi-fi enabled meeting room able to accommodate a group our size, although smaller than Manoa Gardens. There is a kitchen where snacks can be eaten.  Food is not allowed in the meeting room.  The room is available at no cost to nonprofits, so that’s good.  I sent them a $25 deposit for cleaning fee, so we need to be sure to clean up after ourselves, as we always do.
  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 on street parking on A’ala or Vineyard, but may be hard to find a spot on Saturdays (empty on week days).  The A’ala street parking is metered, but it is supposed to be free on Saturday and Sundays.   Car-pooling is the best 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.
  Mahalo to Stanley Yon, for arranging things, and also Judi Moore and Joyce Garnes for meeting with Stanley at the Keola Ho’onanea Sr. Housing to check it out with the resident manager.  Stanley will be responsible for unlocking and locking the room.   Thanks to Martha Reamy for coordinating the search for the new meeting place.  And to Faith for the picture are directions from Wilson Tunnel. 

  Here is a map of the location at 1465 A’ala Street.  You can look it up on Google maps and get a good idea what it looks like and where it’s located.  
  

Keola Hoʻonanea Senior Housing

Saturday, May 7, 2016

HCGS May 14, 2016 Genealogy meeting at NEW site!!!

 HCGS Meeting May 14th 2016
              “Hawaii Citizens and the Civil War”

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society
     Saturday May 14th, 2016 at 9 AM at a NEW temporary site.  
                   NEW MEETING SITE FOR MAY 14th ONLY
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1931 Lusitana St. Honolulu HI 96813
    We will be discussing the loss of our meeting site at Manoa Gardens and where we should meet in the future.
   The featured presentation is:  
                “Hawaii Citizens and the Civil War” by Nanette Napoleon
 The meeting starts at 9am.   Plan on arriving at 8:30 am, if you can, to find your way and to get to the parking lot. Help may be needed to set up the meeting room.  Parking is available free behind the chapel.     See you soon

     HAWAII sons of  THE CIVIL WAR 
        - By Nanette Napoleon
Nanette Napoleon is a freelance historical researcher, writer, and Hawaiian cultural specialist.  She is most well-known for her extensive work documenting and preserving historic graveyards in Hawai‘i, and promotes graveyards as important historic and cultural sites by giving cemetery walking tours and lectures in the community.  She has also written a book titled, “Oahu Cemetery Burial Ground & Historic Site”.  Nanette has also served on the board of directors of Oahu Cemetery for 15 years.  She has also done research on the over 100 graves of Civil War soldiers and sailors in Hawaii.
HCGS Members

HCGS Members

Nanette Napoleon speaking on Hawai'i Sons of the Civil War

In Memory of Hawai'i Sons of the American Civil War from 1861-1865
"Although the Kingdom of Hawai'i declared itself neutral in this great conflict, some Hawai'i citizens joined the Union and the Confederate forces to fight for a cause they supported and to which they were willing to give their last full measure of devotion"
Martha Reamy 


Thursday, April 7, 2016

HCGS Meeting 9 Apr 2016 “Family History Library Trip and Resources”


                      HCGS Meeting April 9th 2016 

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday April 9th, 2015 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, at 9:00 am.

  The featured presentation is:


 
  “Family History Library Trip ”   By  Kathy Hudson 
Kathy Hudson
Kathy Hudson's presentation on the proposed fall trip to Salt Lake City, Utah was moved from May to April.  Discussed will be the purpose of the trip, the timing of the proposed visit, hotel accommodations, recommendations for air travel, estimated cost for both, other things to do in Salt Lake City and most importantly, preparing for research at the Family History Library.  
     
“Photos and a Family History Library Experience - Your People Are There"   

Donna Wendt
                                                                           By Donna Wendt





 "Family History Library Resources"      
By Randy and Cecilia Day
Randy Day
Cecilia Day and others


Plan on arriving at 8:30 am to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room.  Parking is only in the lot of Manoa District Park, or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room.

     See you soon!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

HCGS Meeting March 12, 2016 - Japanese Genealogy

                                  HCGS Meeting Saturday, March 12, 2016 
   The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 9:00 am.  Plan on arriving at 8:30 am to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room.    
      Parking is only in the lot of Manoa District Park, or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room.
   
       The speaker is a guest, Amy Tomita Casey, who will speak about                                     "Japanese Genealogy."

HCGS Meeting Feb 13, 2016 Filipino Genealogy

   The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society was held Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 9:00 am.  
   The speaker was Dan Nelson, who gave a very interesting presentation on Filipino Genealogy.     Dan explained that one problem doing research for Philippines is the surnames. People chose names per dictums of Spanish governors in 1800's. In 1898 the Spanish were booted out; a lot of records destroyed. During the Japanese occupation, some records were hidden in the jungle.
   In 1898 the Philippines came under US control. In Hawaii, during Territorial days, the 1900 Organic Act ended contract labor, this impacted Philippine immigration to Hawaii. In 1909 the Filipinos started coming to Hawaii. 
   The next meeting will be March 12, 2016.  The speaker will be Amy Tomita Casey on "Japanese Genealogy."

HCGS meeting - January 2016

The Honolulu County Genealogical Society held the January 9th, 2016  meeting.  Elections were held, and many shared their genealogical brick walls.  Donna Wendt discussed her recent trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

HCGS Dec 12th 2015 Holiday Buffet

Hi members,
  This year for our December meeting it will be at our regular meeting date and time -  2nd Saturday at 9am.  Please come with something for the Brunch Buffet, and if you want, a gift for the Christmas Gift Exchange.   Linda DuBee sent out an email about this event and you can contact her with the information of what you would like to bring for the buffett.
   Merry Christmas!!
    Aloha, Donna

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nov 14 Meeting HCGS - Cemeteries as Genealogical Resources

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday Nov 14, 2015 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, at 9:00 am.

  The featured presentation is:
    “Cemeteries as Genealogical Resources”
 by Nanette Napoleon, Director,
 Hawaii Cemetery Research Project


Nanette Napoleon is a freelance historical researcher, writer, and Hawaiian cultural specialist.  She is most well-known for her extensive work documenting and preserving historic graveyards in Hawai‘i, and promotes graveyards as important historic and cultural sites by giving cemetery walking tours and lectures in the community.  She has written a book titled, “Oahu Cemetery Burial Ground & Historic Site”.  Nanette has also served on the board of directors of Oahu Cemetery for 15 years.
Nanette Napoleon
 Dues will be coming up soon, bring $12, check or cash, if you would like to pay for 2016.

We will be having a Christmas/Holiday potluck brunch on Dec 12th at our usual meeting room.  Linda DuBee will be sending out information on this soon.  Bring a small gift to this potluck if you would like to participate in the gift exchange.

Plan on arriving at 8:30 am to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room.  Parking is only in the lot of Manoa District Park, or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 10, 2015 Meeting HCGS - DNA For Dummies

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday  October 10th 2015 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 9:00 am.  Plan on arriving at 8:30 am to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room.  Parking is only in the lot of Manoa District Park, or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room.
   Kathy Hudson will preside.

       The featured presentation is:  "DNA For Dummies"  by Kathy Hudson and Ann Sloat.  They have just returned from a Genealogical Conference in New York state and have plenty to share!
  

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep 12, 2015 Meeting HCGS - Family History Discovery Day

The Saturday Sep 12th meeting of the Honolulu county Genealogical Society was an informal attendance to the Family History Discovery Day at the LDS Stake Center in Kaneoha 46-117 Halaulani St., Kaneohe, Hawaii.     Light refreshments were served.
                      Drop in time was from 9 am  to 1:15 pm.  
                       Free, open to the public, families welcome.
                      There were Family Activities, Workshops, Displays, and Hands-on Experience.
   

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 8th, 2015 Meeting HCGS -Chinese/Asian Genealgoy

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday  August 8th , 2015 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, 9:00 am.  Plan on arriving at 8:30 am to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room.  Parking is only in the lot of Manoa District Park, or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room.
   Kathy Hudson will preside.
       The featured presentation is:  Chinese and other Asian Genealogy   
      - with Peggy Chee of the Chinese Historical Society.  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

HCGS Meeting July 11, 2015 - German-Polish life and migrations

The July 2015 Honolulu County Genealogical Society featured presentation was:

"Your Ancestors in Germany:  Living Conditions and Migrations from 1700 to 1900”
 The speaker was HCGS member, 
  Dr. William Remus, Emeritus Professor of Information Technology Mgt, Univ. of Hawaii

Bill Remus
   This was a fascinating powerpoint presentation applicable to the general area we know of as Germany today.  We followed the trails of the Germans migrating out of Germany into Poland, Russia, and ultimately North America.  We learned about how they lived and why they migrated. The situation for Poles was also discussed. 
   He showed many maps and offered information on the life in a Manorial Estate.  He has offered a paper for everyone to read which is attached.  Also if any members would like a copy of his power point presentation, let Donna or Bill know.
  The confusing boundaries and names of countries that changed through the years, including Germany, Poland, the Ukraine, etc. were explained.



  
Michael and Ann talking to Bill after the presentation

Trisha Mach Robertson presented "My Father's Legacy" with a powerpoint presentation of the photos her father, William Mach, took as an Army/Army Air Corps/Air Force photographer in the  WWII era.  She donated these photos to the Ft. Walla Walla Museum where they have put them on exhibit.  Her father had been stationed there.                                                        
Trisha Mach Robertson with photo and name plate of her father, William Mach

Mach photos on exhibit at the Ft. Walla Walla Museum

Her parents and their home in Walla Walla in the 1940s

Jim Deutch gave us the sad news that he is moving to Florida very soon and this would be his last meeting.  He brough a big box full of genealogical resources to give to the members as he couldn't ship so much.  Thanks Jim, we'll miss you!!
    
Jim Deutch  - farewell




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

HCGS Meeting June 13th 2015 - European Genealogy

The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday June 13th, 2015 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, at 9:00 am.


  The featured presentation is:
EUROPEAN GENEALOGY REARCH ON FAMILYSEARCH.ORG
By Randy and Cecelia Day

Plan on arriving at 8:30 am to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room.  Parking is only in the lot of Manoa District Park, or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room
Randy Day
Cecilia Day