Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HCGS meeting May 11, 2019

Honolulu County Genealogical Society
will meet
Saturday May 11, 2019  at 9am in the location noted below:

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.
The meeting room is on the ground level in the rear of the
 building.  Walk down through parking lot to rear entrance
 of the ground-level meeting room, by the River

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.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

HCGS Meeting April 13, 2019 Saturday


Honolulu County Genealogical Society

When: April 13, 2019, 9am-noon
HCGS Monthly Meeting
Aloha
09:00 - Welcome
09:25 - Member Family Research Activity (family names, geographic areas, time periods, etc.)
09:45 - Research Tips
10:00 - Genealogy News (conferences, webinars, publications, etc.)
10:15 - Break for Refreshments
10:30 - Program: Stanley Yon, “The Palatines — German Immigration in the 17th &18th Centuries: History and Genealogical Resources”

Unfortunately due to the meeting room being locked, and despite the threatening and actual sprinkles, we were not to be discouraged!  We met outside our meeting room in the garden along the Nuuanu Stream (across from Foster Gardens).  Luckily the sprinkles and rain diminished and we enjoyed our meeting and refreshments.  However, the program by Stanley Yon, on "The Palatines," will be rescheduled.




For all things genealogical, join our Honolulu County Genealogical Society Facebook Group.
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.
The meeting room is on the ground level in the rear of the building.  Walk down through parking lot to rear entrance of the ground-level meeting room, by the River

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, February 25, 2019

HCGS Meeting March 9, 2019

Honolulu County Genealogical Society 

March 9, 2019  9am - Noon  Saturday....
Please join us for our monthly meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society.   1465 ʻAʻala St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Note that we will be having a special election for new Board members.
09:00 - Welcome
09:05 - Introductions
09:15 - Special Election of Board Members (at least 2)
09:25 - Member Family Research Activity (family names, geographic areas, time periods, etc.)
09:45 - Research Tips
10:00 - Genealogy News (conferences, webinars, publications, etc.)
10:15 - Break for Refreshments
10:30 - Program: James “Sonny” Gay, “The Continuing Commitment of the LDS to Genealogical Research”

We look forward to seeing you.
For all things genealogical, join our Honolulu County Genealogical Society Facebook Group.
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Minutes of the March 9, 2019 meeting:
As President Stanley Yon was absent, Vice President Stan Jones called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.

Announcements included the following:

    Donna Wendt told us there is a revolution going on in genealogy and it’s DNA - Thrulines on Ancestry in a beta format is not so perfect but it does make it easier to match the family trees connected to one's own family.  Donna recommended RootsTech 2019 in S.L.C. on Youtube.  Google it.  Crista Cowan, a top genealogist and the #1 genealogist on Ancestry, did a broadcast, "What You Don't Know About Ancestry."
     Stan Jones warned of scams in genealogy and scams in general.
     The April meeting will be presented by Stanley Yon on Pennsylvania, specifically immigrants to the US from the Palatinate region.
     Donna may do a future program on Wales; and Stan Jones one on names.
     We then reintroduced ourselves.
     V.P. Jones announced that we need more members for the Board.  Larry Meyers was approved as a new board member.
      It was pointed out to us that there is a subscription on-line, "Storyworth" which emails  the subscriber for answers to questions about his life and subsequently publishes a book re. same.  There was a negative comment posted on Facebook about advertisements included in the book.

  We took a break for wonderful snacks provided by Angela and Martha!

Presentation: 
Sonny Gay was the featured presenter, focusing on why the LDS does genealogy.  Apparently, the church strives to redeem the dead.  Brigham Young University gave degrees early on in genealogy, so it appears that this philosophy was an early part of the church.  Sonny passed out forms that LDS uses and the Elizabeth Shown Mills glossary.  He suggests doing what he does when going to other states, checking the laws there for their regulations, as each state varies.  
     There is the International Genealogical Index (IGI), a family history data base on www.FamilySearch.org  that lists millions of names around the world.
      Faith suggested "Family Search," and also gave further explanation of LDS tenets.  LDS believes genealogy is a sacred work because they believe in eternal families.
     We discussed local Family History Centers of the Mormon Church and how different they can be depending on the volunteers at each one.  Donna said that LDS is no longer sending films to the Family History Centers but on Family Search one can see an icon for either finding the source on the FamilySearch website, or if it can be viewed at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It was noted that Family History consultants are receiving more vigorous training.

For local vital records of the 1800's, see the Hawai'i State Archives.

Respectfully submitted, 

Leilani Maguire

HCGS Meeting February 9, 2019

HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY  

When: Saturday February 9, 2019, 9am to noon
What: HCGS Monthly Meeting Agenda



Aloha,
Please join us for our monthly meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society.

09:00 - Welcome
09:05 - Introductions
09:15 - Member Family Research Activity (family named, geographic areas, time periods, etc.)
09:45 - Research Tips
10:15 - Break for Refreshments
10:30 - Program: “Family Traditions” (H. Stanley Jones, speaker)

We look forward to seeing you!

For all things genealogical join our Honolulu County Genealogical Society Facebook Group.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

HCGS Meeting Jan 12, 2019

   The January meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will me at 9am on Saturday,  January 12, 2019.
   This is the agenda from the president, Ann Sloat:

    On Saturday morning we will be installing new officers. President and Vice President will be elected and installed.  I will ask for nominations from the floor and we already have two candidates who have volunteered for these two offices.  The secretary and treasurer will remain at their positions.
    I will be asking the candidates to give us a brief statement of their genealogy interests, what brought them to this journey, and what vision they have for the future of our organization.  It is important as many as possible be present to welcome the new President and Vice President and share your own hopes and visions.
    In addition, we will be electing a new board of directors. This is required for our non-profit status and it is also important that the board be involved in decision making for our future.  
    Hope to see you on Saturday January 12th.  
Aloha, Ann Sloat

  
   Bring $12 for 2019 dues.

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.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

HCGS Meeting Dec 8, 2018 Christmas Pot Luck

    The December Holiday Party and pot luck brunch will be at 9 am  on Saturday Dec 8, 2018.
 
   Bring a $10 gift if you want to participate in the Gift Exchange
    Bring a dish to share at the pot luck

    Bring $12 for 2019 dues

    There will be election of new officers for 2019.

    Special presentation.... Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show podcast-
      A special feature will be a recording of the radio show/podcast "Extreme Genes" with Scott Fisher interviewing Kathy Hudson, our HCGS Member who has moved to Salt Lake City.  The interview in Episode 261 on Nov 25th  is about 12 minutes long and Kathy discusses how she found out that her great-grandfather was the first hired killer in New York state. 

       At the end of the meeting there will be special door prizes for all the members.

Before the big meal!

Monday, October 29, 2018

HCGS Meeting Nov 10, 2018 - Stanley Jones

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

Stan Jones and some of the HCGS members
Stan Jones discussed the value of interviewing ancestors for cute family antidotal stories.  He informed us that there is Information in funeral homes, believe it or not.  Check neighbors of ancestors in the census records and their histories as there may be some overlap of stories.  Differences in names and name changes were discussed.


Donna mentioned FloridaMemories.com where she found list of first autos registered in FL and the DP.LA or Digital public library of America -

Lenore recommended the site Animap for seeing a certain area at a certain time.

Familysearch.org - put in family name and location to try to fine specific church records.

Going on the road for your genealogy:  he mentioned a site on cleaning tombstones.(?). AMERICAN WAY OF DEATH by Jessica Mitford, also recommended by Sonny Gay.

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.