Friday, September 11, 2020

HCGS Sept 12, 2020 meeting

 

The September 12, 2020 meeting for the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be held as a Zoom online meeting at 9am.  

All meetings in the foreseeable future will be on ZOOM on our regular meeting dates and time of 2nd Saturday of each month, at 9am.   The ID number and the password will remain the same throughout the year.

   The Zoom meetings can be accessed on our phone, tablet or desktop using the downloaded Zoom app, or by going to the Zoom website   WWW. ZOOM.COM and click on "JOIN A MEETING"  then use our ID code and password.    Contact Lenore or Trisha for more information and codes.  You'll need a microphone and speaker on your device.  A camera is optional, but it's more fun to see everybody.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

HCGS Meeting on Zoom August 8, 2020

 

The August meeting for the Honolulu County Genealogical Society was held as a Zoom online meeting on Saturday 8 Aug 2020.  

 It went very nicely and was informative and enjoyable, with lots of sharing.

 So it seems that all meetings in the foreseeable future will also be on Zoom on our regular meeting dates and time of 2nd Saturday of each month, at 9am.   The ID number and the password will remain the same throughout the year.

   The Zoom meetings can be accessed on our phone, tablet or desktop using the downloaded Zoom app, or by going to the Zoom website   WWW. ZOOM.COM and click on "JOIN A MEETING"  then use our ID code and password.    Contact Lenore or Trisha for more information.  You'll need a microphone and speaker on your device.  A camera is optional, but it's more fun to see everybody.


Friday, July 10, 2020

HCGS Meeting on ZOOM 11 July 2020

    The July 2020 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, 11 July 2020 at 9 am.
   This will be a meeting on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop using the ZOOM conference method.  You will need to get an invitation from Lenore to enter the ZOOM meeting.  You'll need a microphone and speaker if it isn't already in your desktop, etc. 
    It worked very well, last month, let's see how it works this time.

Friday, June 12, 2020

HCGS Meetings - Summer 2020

   The regular meetings of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society have been temporarily suspended during the Corona Virus.   Hope to see you when we resume our meetings.
   HOWEVER....
                                 BREAKING NEWS.

    We have just tested the ZOOM online meeting app and it was very successful.  We will plan on doing a ZOOM meeting on our regular meeting date and time for the near future.
     So next meeting - on Zoom.com  will be on July 11 at 9am.   Lenore or Trish will send an email to all interested HCGS members with the instructions and link and password to join the meeting starting at about 8:45 am July 11, 2020.  It's best to have a microphone/headset/ear buds with mic, and a camera on your laptop or desktop monitor.  You can also use your smart phone which already has a camera and microphone included.
    Here is a photo of our test ZOOM meeting on 22 June.  Kathy Hudson in Utah was able to join in!!


Sunday, February 9, 2020

HCGS Meeting March 14, 2020


 The March 14, 2020 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be at the regular meeting place at Keola Ho'onanea Sr. Housing, 1465 A'ala St, Honolulu, in the community room of the high rise building, at the ground floor, in back, facing the river.  Walk down to it through their parking lot.  Free parking on the street.  Saturday, March 14th at 9 am.

    Tips for writing memoirs were emailed to members.  President Stan Jones said:  "I thought you would find it of interest as you think about the writing of your memoir for our March 14th meeting."
     It was decided at our last meeting to discuss our Ethnic Backgrounds and Traditions which might be unique to our family.  Particularly things that might be special such as food, clothing and celebrations of events like marriages, births, deaths, travels. Let us learn more about you and where you come from and how it might be similar or different from the rest of us.  Each will have an opportunity to present.  I hope all will, however, it is not required.  We all attend to learn, listen and contribute as you can. 
     Plan to attend and join us for the presentations and refreshments.

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 numbered reserved spaces.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

HCGS Meeting 8 Feb 2020


   The Feb 8, 2020 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be at the regular meeting place at Keola Ho'onanea Sr. Housing, 1465 A'ala St, Honolulu, in the community room of the high rise building, at the ground floor, in back, facing the river.  Walk down to it through their parking lot.  Free parking on the street.  Saturday, Feb 8th at 9 am.

  President Stan Jones asks that members should bring a friend interested in genealogy who would like to meet others with the same hobby.  He says that Karin has a special program "Forever" that she will be presenting, about saving your memories forever online, and other things.  Also Martha Reamy will share about a new program that she would like to lead on fundamentals/basics on genealogy research.
   
  Plan to attend and join us for the presentations and refreshments.


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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

HCGS Meeting January 11, 2020


The January 11, 2020 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be at the regular meeting place at Keola Ho'onanea Sr. Housing, 1465 A'ala St, Honolulu,  in the community room of the high rise building, at the ground floor, in back, facing the river.  Walk down to it through their parking lot.  Free parking on the street.  Saturday, Jan 11 at 9 am.
 

Friday, November 29, 2019

HCGS Meeting Dec 14, 2019 Christmas Party


Honolulu County Genealogical Society

When: Saturday, Dec 14, 2019, 9 am-noon
What: Monthly Meeting of Honolulu County Genealogical Society

Topic of Program:  
 Christmas Party and Pot-Luck luncheon
Bring a pot-luck food, and a $10 gift for the Gift Exchange.
Mele Kalikimaka! Merry Christmas!
      Join us in our annual Christmas Party celebrating the year past and the
 year to come.
      This year’s party will be in the Law Offices of Kobayashi, Sugita and Gota,
 courtesy of Board Member Larry Myers. The offices are on the 26th floor 
of the First Hawaiian Bank Building at King and Bishop, Downtown Honolulu. 
The parking entrance is on Merchant Street. Parking is $5.
     Bring a potluck dish to share as well as a $10 gift for exchange.
     This party always is a joyous occasion for one and all.
Having lunch

Some of the food of the pot-luck luncheon
Wow, the cheesecake and mousse and lemon cookies were great!


Our gifts for the exchange

Bella is telling a story
 

Ann, Donna, Larry with Pacific Ocean in background

What a great view we had for our meeting!  Honolulu Harbor



Airplane taking off from HNL
DIRECTIONS to the meeting site:
   There will be a new meeting site - In the Law Offices of Kobayashi, 
Sugita and Gota, courtesy of Board Member Larry Myers. The offices
 are on the 26th floor of the Main First Hawaiian Bank Building at 
King and Bishop Streets  (999 Bishop St), Downtown Honolulu. 
     The parking entrance is on Merchant Street. Parking is $5.
Come down Bishop street (one way) and turn left at Merchant.  
Parking entrance is on left.  Take ticket, pay upstairs in lobby on Sa



HCGS Meeting Nov 9, 2019


Honolulu County Genealogical Society

When: Saturday, Nov 9, 2019, 9 am-noon
What: Monthly Meeting of Honolulu County Genealogical Society

Topic of Program:  
 “So I have done all this research... Now what?” with Karin Jones discussing genealogy data storage considerations.
Join us for a very informative program from Karin and help glide into the end of year festivities. We are looking forward to a nice turnout on November 9th. 


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 Oct 15, 2019

Honolulu County Genealogical Society

When: Saturday, Oct 15, 2019, 9am-noon
What: Monthly Meeting of Honolulu County Genealogical Society
Topic of Program:  To Be Determined.

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.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

HCGS Meeting Sept 14, 2019 Indexing Genealogy Records



Honolulu County Genealogical Society

When: Saturday, Sept 14, 2019, 9am-noon
What: Monthly Meeting of Honolulu County Genealogical Society

Program:  “Indexing Genealogy Records" with Lenore Hansen-Stafford.
This will be a "Hands on" experience  Bring your laptop or tablet.  How to volunteer to index records for FamilySearch was practiced.
         
And a short presentation by Donna Wendt on comparing old photos of ancestor photos and tracking down and comparing their old houses.  A photo taken of the family at "Balanced Rock" in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs in 1901 is compared with one of later family taken at the same place and angle in 2019.  Also old maps and photos of a family home built in 1901, in Colorado Springs, compared through the years until 2019.  Current home photos may be found on Google Street view and various real estate websites.


1902 Garden of the Gods - Pearce Family
2019


2002  (built in 1901 - Pearce Family)
2019

HCGS Meeting 10 Aug 2019 - Family Photos


HONOLULU COUNTY
 GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY


When: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 9am-noon
What: Monthly Meeting of Honolulu County 
Genealogical Society

Program:
 “Old Family Pictures as Aids to Genealogical Research"
             with Stan Jones
Bring your family photographs that have
 significance  in your  genealogical research.

Among the many photos that members
brought to the meeting, here is one shown by
Donna Wendt of her great-great grandfather,
Joshua Wallace.  A person bought a daguerreotype
in a case at an antique show.  It had the name of
Joshua Wallace inside.  He tracked down that
name to Donna's blog about him and it turned
out to be the mirror image that was later made
from that into a "crayon" portrait.  They met in
Denver and compared their pictures.
The small encased daguerreotype of Joshua Wallace
probably taken in 1851 when he married his
2nd wife in Indiana  

Joshua Wallace large "crayon" type portrait
passed down to Donna's cousin through
their grandmother.  This is the way an artist
could replicate a small portrait, in mirror image,
 and share with numerous children, etc.





Monday, July 1, 2019

HCGS Meeting 13 July 2019 - The Hawaii Historical Society


Honolulu County Genealogical Society

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9am-noon
What: Monthly Meeting of Honolulu County Genealogical Society

Program:  “Researching Kamehameha the Great and the Resources of the Library of the Hawaiʻi Historical Society” with Ed Lapsley and Elizabeth Seaton, Hawaiʻi Historical Society

  The program was changed. -- Instead Tomiko (Koko) Conner, a researcher, and Jennifer Higa, staff from the Hawaii Historical Society did an enjoyable program about the society and what resources you might find at their library at the Mission Houses Museum Library.
Tomiko Conner and Jenifer Higa
 The planned program on Researching Kamehameha will be presented at a later date.

The presentation was followed by our general membership meeting.
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.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

HCGS Meeting June 8, 2019 - German Immigration



Monthly Meeting of Honolulu County Genealogical Society
June 8, 2019, 9am-noon


Program:  “The Palatines — German Immigration in the 17th and 18th Centuries: History and Genealogical Resources” with Stanley Yon

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.

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 and18th Centuries: History and Genealogical Resources”

Unfortunately the meeting room was locked.  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 - LDS Resources

Honolulu County Genealogical Society 

March 9, 2019  9 am - 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 Family Traditions

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.