Monday, November 15, 2021

 Honolulu County Genealogy Society    

13 Nov 3032 - 2nd Saturday 9 am

The HCGS Meeting met on Zoom

The November HCGS meeting was held on Zoom.  

Some of the Zoom participants

We were glad to see Alan Toft from Vancouver, British Columbia attending.  Everyone contributed to the genealogical conversation and questions were answered.  

Specific topics included:  

The website "The Ancestor Hunt" and the link on this free website to access collections of "Free Stuff"     

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The FRITH Photo Collection is now at www.FindMyPast.co.uk with an amazing collection of thousands of very old post card photographs from mainly the UK, but also Hawaii.  Dates in Hawaii from 1935 and 1982.







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  News that the 1921 UK Census of Wales and England will be available on Jan 6, 2022

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 The website MyHeritage.com has acquired tons of French records previously owned by "Filae" a leading French Genealogy Company.  This is a gold mine of information for those with any French roots.

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"BREAKING DOWN A BRICK WALL"

Susan Victor
  Susan Victor gave a power point presentation on how her sister, Nancy, solved a long-time brick wall to find her grandmother.

























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We also discussed this relationship chart





Monday, October 11, 2021

HCGS October 2021 meeting ZOOM Genealogy

  Honolulu County Genealogy Society

 9 October 2021    -  2nd Saturday 9 am  ZOOM

The HCGS Meeting met on Zoom.  

Many topics were discussed including photo storage, The Family History Guide (free online genealogy guide),  Getting death records from the GRO (gro.gov.uk) record office in the UK, Updates at Ancestry.com, and "Telling Your Story" as a future project.

Part of the audience at the October Zoom meeting
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Death Certificate 1891 Wales from General Record Office
online 7 pounds UK             example
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The Family History Guide - a free online source for help with
genealogy sites and information
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Next Zoom meeting Nov 13th, 2021  9am
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MINUTES FOR THE OCTOBER 9, 2021
MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING OF THE HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Present: Lenore Hansen-Stafford, Karin Jones, Stanley Jones, Sue Miller, Deborah Richards, Isabelle Rivera, Trisha Robertson, Ellen Schneider, Susan Victor and Donna Wendt
Meeting began at 9:12 a.m.
      OLD BUSINESS:
Following up on her suggestion to look into the possible use of a room in the Pearlridge Center American
Savings building Karin Jones reported that the idea did not pan out. Non-employees are not allowed to
use the facilities.
     DISCUSSION:
     Donna Wendt began this portion of our meeting by reviewing the September 11, 2021 minutes. She spoke a little more on the process she used to improve the newspaper image of Susan Victor’s uncle-inlaw.
     Donna shared a host of genealogy news:
The Family History Library in Utah has completed digitizing all of their microfilm stored in their mountain vault. Though digitized, not all the records are indexed, nor listed in the Family Search catalogue at this time. Periodically, you can check the Family Search card catalog for updates and new information. If you have time, volunteers are needed to help with indexing. 
     Searching for certificates of birth and deaths in England? The General Records Office for the UK is a wonderful source for these records. For about $10 (US), you will receive a PDF copy of a requested
record. Hard copies are available to order. Payment is by credit card. Go to their website, gro.gov.uk > register>create a login >request.
     It was noted that Find My Past is the #1 site for families in the British Isles.
The Family History Guide, offers free programs, activities, events and a catalogue of tutorials to help
enhance your knowledge of family searches. They can help you to understand what the 4 main data providers are about and what they provide – Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Family Search.com and FindmyPast.com. Check out its website, www.thefhguide.com.
    Backblaze is a “scalable low cost cloud backup and storage service”. Backblaze claims to be “the world’s easiest cloud backup” provider. Donna uses this company and pays a yearly charge to back up her entire computer.
     Forever.com also provides backup media service lasting for your lifetime, plus 100 years. You pay once based on the size you are storing. Whenever you need more storage you can purchase additional space for the one time cost. Contact Karin Jones if you are interested in getting more information.
     Reminder regarding Renewal Fees – keep a record of your various subscriptions and the renewal date(s).
Some sites will automatically renew your subscription using your credit card on file. Some sites will send you a notice in advance informing of the upcoming charge(s). For most providers, you will need to make a phone call to cancel.
     Recommendation – Every Month Crista Cowan, aka The Barefoot Genealogist,    presents a seminar,  “What’s New at Ancestry”. Find her video(s) online.
Throughout October 2021, The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Library will be celebrating a virtual Family History Month. 22 programs are on the slate. Go to acpl/genealogy.com for more information.
     Susan Victor shared that the small Grand Rapids Library offers free searches if you contact them.
     The Jones’ will be on the road again this month. Karin Jones will be speaking at a conference in Chicago and San Jose. She will be introducing a 52 week series on Writing Your Own Story on October 30, 2021.   The weekly half-hour sessions will be presented via Zoom beginning on the first Wednesday in November 2021. The times of the sessions are based on mainland time zones (3 p.m. or 5 p.m.).
    Depending on the response, there could possibly be more than one session a week.
Karin wanted to open it up to the members of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society but the challenge will be the Hawaii time zone. Karin could keep us informed via Lenore Hansen-Stafford on the session days and times if members would like to join existing groups, or perhaps she will start a session for Hawaii only. Another option will be to record her sessions and set it up for future viewing. Susan Victor suggested starting Hawaii sessions in January 2022.
     If anyone has questions, or would like to check on the live mainland sessions, contact Karin at karinjs74@gmail.com.
CALABASH BOWL :
     Deborah Richards’ grandnephew will be taping her next month as she discusses their family’s genealogy.
What a wonderful gift to her family as she shares her years of research and stories.
Deborah already has a YouTube presence. She can be found sharing on Wahi Pana: Papakolea, a 2019 video about the community of Papakolea.
Deborah made a statement worthy of consideration, “How has our research blessed each other?”
    Donna Wendt is also a YouTube contributor. She has 3 self-made videos on her own YouTube channel.    Watching Genealogy Gems Donna learned how to make a video and create her own channel. Do you have the urge to share a fascinating story, or helpful knowledge? You can also do it through YouTube.  Subscribe to YouTube Channels, use your phone to make a video and upload it to your channel.
     Recommendation from Donna – An app called “Nextdoor” is a great way to keep in touch with news from around your neighborhood. Some of the alerts you will find on the site are regarding break-in’s, lost pets, sales, etc.
     Donna inquired about updating the email list. Lenore has also felt the need to revise the list. Please send Lenore any information you may be privy to regarding keeping a name on the list, updating an email address or removing a name.
Our meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
(Emailed 11/12/2021 by Isabelle Rivera)


Friday, September 17, 2021

HCGS July, Aug, Sep 2021 Zoom Genealogy Meetings

 Honolulu County Genealogy Society

         July, August, September 2021    -  2nd Saturday 9 am

Our monthly meetings continue, on Zoom.  We have been having fun discussing genealogical topics and other things.  Contact Lenore or Trisha for the link and password of the Zoom meeting.

  Of special interest is the abundance of newspaper photos at the National Archives that we can now search by words in the captions of those photos.  It's especially great for finding things like baseball or railroad type photos, but Susan Victor has found a photo by using the name of her husband's uncle George Waikoli  from the Star Bulletin Newspaper of 1916.  Unfortunately the photo was very dark.  But with the magic of a internet download of paint.net I was able to lighten up the picture so a face was discernable.  
  Check out the before and after photos of the news clipping
          "George Wikoli:  Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wikoli who reside at the junction of Fort street and Pauoa road.  George is a Hawaiian boy, 15 years old, and attends the Royal school, being in the eights grade.  He has been selling papers for the past three or four years and has a good many customers, who look for George at the corner of Fort and Beretania streets.  George's sales average over 50 papers per day."
























      MINUTES FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING OF THE HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

      Present: Karin Jones, Stanley Jones, Sue Miller, Deborah Richards, Isabelle Rivera, Trisha Robertson, Ellen Schneider, Susan Victor and Donna Wendt
Meeting began at 9:18 a.m.
     OLD BUSINESS:
Potential future meeting locations are still being considered. Karin Jones will look into the possible use
of a meeting room located in the old American Savings building at the lower level of Pearlridge Center.
Donna Wendt mentioned that her Hawaii Kai building has a meeting room she could look into.
     MEMBER UPDATES:
   Karin and Stanley Jones are back from their 55-day trip. They visited family, attended conferences and toured Iceland.
   Donna Wendt is also home from her trip to Denver to visit family. She had a wonderful example how the “genealogy bug” is such a part of us. After returning home, she saw a new doctor. With a few conversational questions she learned that they had a Green Lake County, Wisconsin thread. Taking this thread she lengthened the rope as her research found information that their families resided in the same locales.
   Sue Miller was also on an extended trip to the Midwest which included a class reunion, visits to family members and successful genealogy research.
   Ellen Schneider has been busy volunteering with the Friends of the Library of Hawaii.
     PRESENTATION:
   The internet is an amazing source for collections of old and new video’s. YouTube is the most known provider with a huge selection of both new and old videos. Donna Wendt told us of a site, WayBack
Machine. WayBack Machine was founded by Internet Archive in 1996 and launched in 2001. It is a digital archive of the world wide web for the purpose “to see how websites looked in the past”.
Internet Archive is a “nonprofit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more”.
   For this morning’s meeting, Donna Wendt, shared a short 2007 video, “Flat Stanley’s Family Tree” by Roots Television. A popular book character, Flat Stanley, was first published in 1985. The author is Jeff Brown. In this video Flat Stanley, a paper doll, goes on a quick genealogy road trip to the National Archives, Colonial Williamsburg and San Francisco with genealogist Megan Smolenyak. Donna shared how she took her own Flat Stanley character on the road with her taking many photos of their
adventures together.
     PHOTOGRAPHS:
Deborah Richards brought up the topic of storing photographs.
FOREVER.com, represented by Karin Jones, is an excellent provider of a permanent and safe company to safeguard our precious media. All media you choose to store with them is kept in 3 separate locations always insuring that there are backups if one site should have an unforeseen disaster. All your information can be passed on to your designated heirs. If you wish to obtain more information on
FOREVER.com, please contact Karin.
   You can also store your photos digitally with your own equipment. Remember to have backups.
   Susan Victor shared that she had taken notes during a previous meeting and she went on a search into the National Archives for a photo which had a caption. She was looking for a photo of George Wikoli, her husband’s uncle. He was a 5-year old newsboy at the time. She found it! The photo was very dark, but the article was found. Afterwards, Donna used her photo enhancement tools, brightness and contrast, to “repair” the news photo and produced an improved image.     Using Paint.net – upload the photo (always use a copy to “repair”)> Tools>Image.  Remember to “Save As” – this will save the copy and leave the original “as is”.   When creating Files and Folders, create and label what makes sense to you.
     PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS:
  If you are becoming frustrated with your brick walls, you may want to consider getting professional help to kick start your search.
FOREVER.com has a partnership with GenWard. There are different contracts to choose from, but a simple 1-hour consultation is $119.19. The genealogist may be able to provide advice for moving past your brick wall. She also has contacts around the world ready to help in your search. Karin added that this genealogist likes to look for the stories in your family tree, not just details.
  The Family History Library in Salt Lake City provides knowledgeable assistance with your research.  
  Susan Victor praised Alan Toft for helping her friend with her research in England and the British Isles.
  Members of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society are great resources and full of information to aid each of us as we continue our searches.
   Donna had partnered with a friend with a genealogy search. She recommends going with the free sources first. Then, if you need more help consider hiring a professional. Locally, Donna has been to the Honolulu State Archives, the State Library and the Bureau of Conveyances and commented that it is hard work being a professional, paid genealogist. It takes a lot of time and patience.         Translations are another hurdle. Translators can be found in Google and Facebook groups. Enter  “translation help” on your computer’s search engine.
     CALABASH BOWL :
  Sue Miller – the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana offers regular meetings on various topics. These meetings are free.
  Karin Jones – On a recent trip to Illinois, Karin visited the Decatur Public Library. A member of the History Room staff was able to provide contact with a classmate of Karin’s. This is another example of how valuable library staff can be.
   Donna recently downloaded and highly recommended an advanced search engine – "Master Seeker."
   Our meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
    (Emailed 10/08/2021 by Isabelle Rivera)
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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

HCGS June 12, 2021 Zoom Genealogy Meeting

  HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY   

            JUNE 12, 2021              ZOOM MEETING

  The June 12, 2021 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be on Zoom.  Contact Lenore Hansen-Stafford for connection information

    There will be plenty to talk about, including various short power point presentations.

The Zoom meetings can be accessed on your phone, tablet or desktop computer 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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

HCGS May Zoom Meeting 8 May 2021 - Family History Interviewing

 HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY    MAY 8, 2021

        ZOOM MEETING

  The May 8, 2021 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society took place on Zoom with 14 members, including Alan in British Columbia and Kathy in Utah!

    Many things were discussed and Donna gave a power point presentation about questions to ask when doing a Family History Interview of relatives -  or to ask and document for yourself!

    




Saturday, April 10, 2021

HCGS Meeting Apr 10, 2021 -- Image Search & ID using Google

    The meeting for the  Honolulu County Genealogical Society this Saturday, April 10th, at 9 am is our Zoom meeting.   The main presentation was by Donna Wendt on:   Image Search & ID using Google

 To join the meeting:

1, go to zoom.us.   2. click on join a meeting   3. Meeting ID:  978 71635981
   enter the password.... all of which is the same every month.



 First Leilani Maguire wanted us to know that the  Hawaii Mission Houses Reading Room library is
 now open by appointment.  Donna mentioned that at the HawaiiMissionHouses.org there is an
 amazing play coming up in July  (check website) live online called "Open Your Hearts Wide" 
by missionary descendant, Marion Lyman Mersereau.




Following up on last month's presentation, Donna reported on finding out on Newspapers.com that her great-aunt, Fern Blanding, was not only married 4 times in her life, but five!  Donna found three newspaper clippings of how Fern eloped at age 16, in 1906, lying about her age, and divorced 5 months later.  All this about her 1st husband had previously been unknown, at least to Donna. 


The main presentation began about how to find images or identify your images online, especially using Google Image Search

For example an old postcard (left) is identified online through a
 Google Image search

We reviewed the YouTube "Elevenses With Lisa" about
 image searching


Karin Jones presented about the beautiful book she is creating  
with Artisan Software about her husband, Stan's, life story.   

MINUTES FOR THE APRIL 10, 2021

MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING OF THE 

HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

  • Present: Lenore Hansen-Stafford, Kathy Hudson, Karin Jones, Stanley Jones, Isabelle Rivera, Martha Reamy, Trisha Robertson, Ellen Schneider, Alan Taft, Susan Victor and Donna Wendt

Meeting began at 9:13 a.m.

Todays’ presentation by Donna Wendt is on IDENTIFYING IMAGES ONLINE

Whether you are searching for images or trying to identify one that you already possess, the internet is wonderful source. Your search is enhanced when you practice some of the following techniques.

Donna demonstrated using Google Search. Go to Google Search>Click on Images>Drag your photo image onto the screen>Google will search for similar images.  Use the same technique on Microsoft Bing.

An excellent good resource is Elevenses With Lisa, a free YouTube weekly show. Donna ran Lisa Louise Cooke’s video “How to Find Photos and Images with Google Images”. You can also go to Lisa’s website, lisalouisecooke.com. Highlights included doing image searches on Google Video, how to search with desktops and mobile phones, getting better image results when looking for people, filter on black and white photos in searching for old photos. Lisa recommends being flexible, put as much information as possible and consider variations.

Note: Permission is required to use images from Google Images. Check the website if an image has a copyright. If it does, send an email to the source listed for permission to copy.

Lisa’s suggestion in identifying images you possess, such as a postcard with no identifying data, is to go to https://images.google.com > click on the camera icon > upload your image.

Trying to search on a mobile? In Safari, you go to Google Images, no camera icon! You go to Google Apps, no camera icon! Go back to Settings > Go to Safari > request desktop website > turn button “on” > Google > go to the nine (9) dots icon > Google Image > camera. Now you can upload your image.

You can also copy old photos to your phone.

CALABASH BOWL :

Karin Jones began our meeting with a short presentation on the work she has been doing to put together Stan Jones’ autobiography using the FOREVER.com Artesian software. Stan’s mother’s scrapbook was a valuable asset full of beautiful photos from the 1920’s. She demonstrated how to create a page using the Artesian software. Karin will be sending emails to interested members on details of an upcoming sale for this particular software.

Kathy Hudson has very recently been helping a friend work on his genealogy linage. She was able to find much information online for his relatives who came to the U.S. in the 1920’s and she was very excited to present to him what she has found.  Kathy’s “brick wall”, relatives on the Dunning line, may be coming to light. Since February of this year, a Dunning relative as begun contacting Kathy and is willing to share information and open to having a DNA test. This is a good example of patience and persistence.

Member, Leilani McGuire, is currently involved with the Hawaiian Mission Houses Archives. She had asked Donna to convey that their library reading room is open. Donna also displayed a flyer for on upcoming event – a reading from a play, Open Your Hearts Wide, by Marion Lyman-Mersereau. The play consists of interviews with the descendants of the missionaries. View more information on their website, www.missionhouses.org.

Donna had a follow up to her Newspapers.com presentation from March 2021. She found an article titled “Perjury for License”. Her great-aunt Fern had eloped at the age of 16 with a William Burnett. The couple had lied about Fern’s age. Five (5) months later they divorced.

Lenore had recently received an email from 23&Me on two (2) DNA links with her paternal grandmother’s name. She is looking forward in initiating contact.

Family Lands Scandinavia:   During a discussion of family lands later in our meeting, Karin shared photos of her heritage visit(s) to Sweden.

 Donna mentioned a new PBS Masterpiece series, Atlantic Crossing. It is based on the experiences of the Norwegian royal family during WWII. The king, the prince and Council were able to escape to England. The princess and her children fled to American at the invitation, and assistance, of President Franklin Roosevelt.

Reading Suggestions from Karin Jones and Martha Reamy:

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. It is a 1989 story about the smuggling of Jews from Denmark to Sweden on fishing boats during WWII.

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan. This children’s novel was published in 1942 telling the story of How Norwegian children smuggled their country’s gold bullion past German soldiers to a waiting ship.

Beethoven’s Hair by Martin Russell. This 2000 novel is about the journey through time of a lock of hair snipped from Beethoven on his death bed.

Martha Reamy inquired if anyone was having trouble printing records from Ancestry. Donna did a test right on the spot and there did not seem to be any problems.

NEW BUSINESS:

Karin brought up the topic of finding a new meeting site when people will feel safe to meet in person once again. Martha suggested finding a restaurant which would be able to accommodate groups.

Lenore Hansen-Stafford suggested Big City Diner and local libraries. Karin offered to begin the process of checking around and report back at the May 8, 2021 meeting.

Our meeting concluded around 11:52 a.m.

(Emailed 05/07/2021 by Isabelle Rivera)




Saturday, March 13, 2021

HCGS Meeting Mar 13, 2021 Newspapers in Genealogy

 The March, 2021 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, Mar 13th at 9am.  The same Zoom ID and password will be valid through the year.  Contact Lenore if you have questions


  The main subject a power point presentation on the "Newspapers in Genealogy" for your genealogical research.  

  Lots of other topics will be discussed, including MyHeritages new "Deep Nostalgia" photo animation.  

Meeting began at 9:10 a.m. 13 March 2021
     The Honolulu County Genealogical Society extends a warm welcome to new member Olivia Turner.  We were all excited to see long-time member, Faith Burgwinkel, who had for some time been unable to attend our meetings. We are glad to see your warm smile again, Faith.
     For today’s presentation Donna Wendt shared a program – Newspapers in Genealogy.
Source: My Heritage March 8, 2021 video - “Using the Gossip Columns in Newspapers to Document Your Ancestors by Melissa Barker”.
    Where do you look? Where do you find old newspaper? There are many wonderful online sites:
1. A free site is the Library of Congress. Search their Chronicling American section.
2. Websites for genealogical groups, county societies and libraries, etc.
3. Subscriptions to My Heritage, Find My Past, Ancestry, Family Search
4. Subscriptions to Newspapers.com and Genealogybank.com

Highlights:
      In Family Search, go to the Search and use Catalog.
     In Genealogybank.com, go to the Search>Browse>Collections. Helpful features are Clipping and Help.
     Search through Collections>Newspaper Archives for birth records, mortgage records, passenger lists and  obituaries.
     In Newspapers.com, go to the Search, enter a keyword or name. You also can search for newspapers by location.
     MyHeritage is great for translating foreign papers. Donna added another translation site to use is Google Lens.
     If you have the Microsoft 365 program you are able to make corrections to improve an image.
     Donna recommends learning to do screen shots. She also demonstrated how to crop/clip articles.
    Donna demonstrated searching the various sites for an article on her relative, William Hague. The article was in the Des Moines Register dated April 24, 1906.
     Bella Rivera shared using Newspapers.com to find articles regarding the drowning death of her father’s little sister after a name search failed to come up with any results. She also used Newspapers.com to research history of her employer, Alexander Brothers Ltd.
    
      A brief discussion ensued regarding preserving our precious data as we talked about recent storms and the loss of power in some areas. To have a computer back-up battery was encouraged. Your data will be saved and it will give you time to power off when the electricity goes out. Also discussed was the importance of having an external hard drive, a backup program and list of your accounts and passcodes for your family when you pass.
Various storage services will close an account once they discover a person has died. Some services will allow co-owners. Forever allows designated heirs to take over the account of a deceased member.
     Challenge – Begin scanning your precious photos into your computer. Then back them up into a computer Cloud storage service, or use a trusted storage provider, such as Forever.
Karin will forward via email an invitation to open up a free Forever account which includes free 2G storage (about 300 to 400 photos).
   Susan Victor shared how moved she felt attending a family reunion of her husband’s family earlier this morning. A photo of the original immigrant who came to Hawaii for the Victor family was shared.
     Kathy Hudson had shared earlier that she may have breakthrough in finding the names for the parents of an infamous hanged relative.
   Karin Jones issued an invitation to join the family in celebration of Stan’ 90th birthday.
His actual birthday is March 24, 2021. To celebrate, two (2) drive-by events have been set up. Cupcakes will be passed out.   The first will be on March 20, 2021, in front of their home, between the hours of 2 to 4 p.m.   The second will be on March 28, 2021, at Kailua Community Church.

    Extra Notes from discussions throughout the meeting:
   Free seminars are available from the Salt Lake City Family History Center – shared by Kathy Hudson and Faith Burgwinkel.
   There were so many great seminars during RootsTech 2021. We were reminded that the seminars were recorded and available for viewing up to a year. Go back to the RootsTech website.  Anyone can sign up for a free guest account at My Heritage. Use the free trial time to check out what My Heritage offers and then decide if you want to sign up for a subscription – shared by Lenore Hansen-Stafford.
     Lenore also mentioned the new My Heritage photo enhancement feature – animating family photos.  Donna expanded by providing a demonstration of the “Deep Nostalgia” feature.  Go to My Heritage > Family Tree > Animate Photos > upload a photo from your computer. There are five (5) animation positions to choose from. Amazing!

Our meeting concluded around 11:56 a.m.
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HCGS Meeting Feb 13, 2021 Top Things To Write About Yourself

The February, 2021 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, Feb 13th at 9am.  The same Zoom ID and password will be valid through the year.  Contact Lenore if you have questions

  The main subject a power point presentation on the "Top Things to Write About Yourself" for your genealogical research.  

  Lots of other topics will be discussed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

HCGS Meeting - January 2021 - ZOOM - GEDMATCH

 

the January 9, 2021 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, Jan 9th at 9am.

  The main subject will be using GEDMATCH to do something with your Genealogy DNA test results.  

  Other topics will be discussed.

Monday, November 30, 2020

HCGS Meeting Dec 2020 - Family History & Keepsake Ideas at Next Family Gathering or Reunion

  The December 2020 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, Dec 12th  at 9 am.   

Donna Wendt will have a power point presentation over the Zoom on: 

     Family History and Keepsake Ideas for your Next Family Gathering or Reunion


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.

Susan asked me to post the picture of my great-grandmother's sewing basket. It's from about 1900 or so.  Here is a photo and also I've included photos of the popular basket I've found online (etsy).  



  


   Showing an autographed table cloth on the Zoom Meeting

The Zoom meetings can be accessed on our phone, tablet or desktop computer 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.

Friday, November 13, 2020

HCGS Genealogy Meeting Nov 14th 2020 "Organizing Family Keepsakes & Collections


 The November 2020 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be a ZOOM meeting on Saturday, Nov 14th  at 9 am.   SEE BELOW FOR MTG PHOTO

  Donna Wendt will have a power point presentation over the Zoom, about organizing your heirlooms, collectables and other stuff.  Be sure to tune in.  


This will be a meeting on your phone, tablet, laptop or desktop using the ZOOM conference method.  The previous ID and passwords are still valid.  If you don't have that saved, 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. 
  See you Saturday!

Below are photos of our November Zoom meeting with some of the participants holding up their heirloom.  We had fun!!!
Click on photo to enlarge....



Friday, September 11, 2020

HCGS Sept 12, & Oct 10th 2020 meetings

 The September 12, & Oct 10th 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.

                OCTOBER ON ZOOM


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.