Tuesday, May 31, 2016

HCGS Meeting 11 June 2016

The Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be meeting on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at a new, site.
The program will be
           “Hawaiians and their European Ancestry”  
              - by Godfrey and Kathy Kaonohi 

The meeting will begin at 9 am with the featured program also at 9am.  Get there early.

 Kathy Hudson will preside.

 The June 11th meeting will be 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 CITIZENS and 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.

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






Tuesday, May 5, 2015

HCGS Meeting May 9th 2016 - FamilySearch Indexing

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

  The featured presentation is:
        "FamilySearch Indexing: Take the Challenge! 
A brief overview of the indexing program of FamilySearch.org:
          how it works; how you can help."   

     The speaker was Sharon Matsunaga who provided a power point presentation on "FamilySearch.org Indexing" and brought booklets to hand out.  She worked for 23 years at the American Cancer Society in Nuuanu and has been doing indexing for FamilySearch.org since 2007.  She began as a FamilySearch.org arbitrator in 2014.   In addition, she became a Family History Consultant in December 2014 and volunteers at the Family History Center in Kaneohe, Oahu.
 













~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Michael Mueller-Ali discusses the German "Umlaut" in writing

Monday, March 23, 2015

HCGS Meeting April 11, 2015 - Portuguese Genealogy

The April 11th,  2015 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will meet, as usual, at the Manoa Gardens meeting room at 9 am Saturday.  Remember to park in the District Parking lot, or on the public streets.
   Doris Naumu - past president of the Portuguese Historical Society (for 33 years) will be the guest speaker.  She will speak about Portuguese Genealogy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

HCGS Meeting 14 Mar 2015 - Swedish Genealogy


The March 14, 2015 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society met as usual, at the Manoa Gardens meeting room at 9 am Saturday March 14th.
                                                      SWEDISH GENEALOGY

Dan Nelson
Dan Nelson, volunteer at a Family History Center, and past president of the Portuguese Genealogical Society, gave a very interesting and knowledgeable presentation on SWEDISH genealogy.

Dan displaying his pedigree shart


Dan's Swedish ancestors



Shamrock cookies for St Patrick's Day!! 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

HCGS Meeting Feb 14, 2015 -cancelled


    FEBRUARY MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WINDS AND POWER OUTAGES

The February 2015 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society was cancelled due to high winds and power outages.   Doris Naumu - past president of the Portuguese Historical Society (for 33 years) the scheduled guest speaker; she is now scheduled to speak about Portuguese Genealogy at the April 11th meeting.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

HCGS Meeting Jan 10, 2015 - Elections & Research in Iowa

The January 2015 meeting will  meet, as usual, at the Manoa Gardens meeting room at 9am Saturday.  Remember to park in the District Park lot or on the public streets.
   There will be elections.
    The speaker will be Mark Pierce, he's been planning this for quite a while and should be very good.  The topic is

 "Researching a Pearce/Pierce Family in Cedar County, Iowa"
   

   Mark plans to introduce his paternal line that settled in Eastern Iowa.  He'll talk about the family line; their western migration from colonial New England; talk a bit about the county itself, and the resources that were available to him while researching. ---
   Mark explains:
 "Although I knew my dad was from Iowa and my mother from Kansas, the Midwest was always a place I looked down upon when flying from one coast to the other.  I have only visited Iowa twice, once from the back seat of a green Ford station wagon when I was six and on vacation with the family, and then about forty years later after I began researching this family.  Discovering this family meant learning about a place that was fairly foreign to me.   I’ll explore with you my paternal line and share with the group some experiences of researching a rather large family in a small rural county of Iowa."



Monday, November 10, 2014

HCGS Nov 30, 2014 Christmas/Holiday Party


The Christmas/Holiday Party of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be at the Outrigger Canoe Club on Sunday Nov 30th at 10:30 am.   A wonderful buffet brunch will be available and the cost is $22 each.  Please provide the names of those planning to attend to Trisha Mach-Robertson or Kathy Hudson.   Bring a $10 to $15 gift to exchange; Harriet Hoffman will lead the exchange event.
   Limited free parking is in the OCC parking garage (2090 Kalakaua Ave.), otherwise park at meters along Kalakaua Ave. (bring plenty of quarters), or free spaces on other side of Kapiolani Park.


  The January 10th 2015 meeting will be important with nearly all the Board of Directors seats up for election.  Please don't miss this annual meeting.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HCGS Nov 8, 2014 meeting - DNA and Genealogy Research

   The meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be Saturday Nov 8th, 2014 at the usual place, Manoa Gardens Community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii, at 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, except for two handicapped places at the meeting room, or on the public streets.


    On Nov 8th the program was an excellent presentation called "DNA and Genealogy Research" by Dr. William Remus.  William Remus is an Emeritus Professor of Information Technology Management at the University of Hawaii.

The following is a link to his homepage http://remus.shidler.hawaii.edu/  and that has a link to download his power point presentation:  Using DNA in Genealogical Research  Other links show is family genealogy in Prussia and Eastern Europe.

        Emeritus was a term used by the Roman Army for retired Roman warriors; that is, men no longer needed to fight alongside the other legionnaires in Rome's many wars (Roman Legionnaires were lucky to get out alive). He continues to use his expertise as he works with doctoral students on their dissertations.  He has published over 100 scientific papers including over 60 refereed journal articles, 5 books, and 5 book chapters. The best of this work has appeared in Management ScienceManagement Information Systems QuarterlyOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and International Journal of Forecasting. A 1996 citation analysis of the research on Decision Support ranks him 6th in the 
world in his contribution to research in cognitive factors and 10th in the world in research on interface design (Eom in Decision Support Systems, 1996).
   In recent years, Dr Remus has become interested in the history of the Germans (and his family in particular) in Eastern Europe (modern Poland and Russia). He regularly gives presentations of this topic and is past President of the Society for German Genealogy in Eastern Europe (SGGEE). He has presented on "German Migrations into Poland and Volhynia" and "Using DNA for Genealogical Research."
   William Remus is also interested in and plays the music of Indonesia with the Gamelan Ensemble; they play Gamelan in the styles of Surakarta, Yogjarkarta, and Bali. He is past President of the Hawaii Gamelan Society.    http://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/arts-performance-cup-java