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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