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.
 

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.

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.  

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

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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."