Honolulu County Genealogical Society Oct 8, 2022
|Oct 8, 2022 Zoom Meeeting|
|HCGS Member Trisha Mach Robertson|
Aloha o’e, dear Trisha, … until we meet again.
|Obit of Rose Mary, wife of former President of HCGS, Stanley Yon|
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Honolulu County Genealogical Society Oct 8, 2022
|Oct 8, 2022 Zoom Meeeting|
|HCGS Member Trisha Mach Robertson|
Aloha o’e, dear Trisha, … until we meet again.
|Obit of Rose Mary, wife of former President of HCGS, Stanley Yon|
HCGS Meeting September 13, 2022 via ZOOM
SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Present: Janice Choat-Zavaval, Isabelle Rivera, Lenore Hansen-Stafford, Deborah Richards, Ellen Schneider and Donna Wendt
Meeting was begun at 9:00 a.m.OLD BUSINESS: Donna Wendt intended to present her talk on Scotland but due to today’s small summer attendance it was decided to postpone one more month.
NEW BUSINESS: A request was made to include in the Minutes the Zoom ID information for the Honolulu County Genealogical Society’s meetings. If you did not receive Lenore’s Zoom meeting notice or have a problem connecting onto the link she has attached to her email, go directly onto the Zoom website, Zoom.US. Enter our ID number, 83224651197; and then the password, DNA. If you have problems logging into the meeting, contact Lenore at (808) 341-0766.
CALABASH BOWL: As in August, today’s meeting became an open discussion and sharing session.
Finding Time to Talk with Family (or Friends): Deborah Richards connects with family on their birthdays. Birthdays are a great reason to talk and reminisce. Donna suggested hospital stays, or when someone is home recovering (but not with a contagious illness). A visit and conversation with the patient will lift their spirits and may get some good family data.
Roots Tech: Roots Tech has just begun sending emails announcing their March 2 to 4, 2023 conference. Last year’s conference was all-digital and this year offered a combination in-person and digital. Find information go to their website. Roots Tech is sponsored through FamilySearch.org .
Documentation/Photos: Yesterday, Donna Wendt scanned over 1000 photos on her Epson Fast Photo 680 wireless scanner. The unit comes with 2 software programs, 1 for documents and 1 for photos. The quality of your photo copies are better as scans versus taking a photo of a photo. Be mindful of the page thickness. A note or double paper layer will probably be rejected. If that happens, or if your page is larger than the size limit, you will have to take a photo of the scrapbook page with your cell phone or scan with a flatbed scanner/printer. First check the settings before scanning with Fast Photo... If you plan on enlarging a photo, scan at a higher resolution (600). The 300 resolutions are considered standard. Also in "Settings" under "Enhancements" you have options to auto enhance, to restore faded colors and remove red eye automatically. Once scanned, the photo goes into a file you have named. Any further tweeking of the photo can be done with a photo editing program. Worth repeating, Donna uses a free photo editing program – found at www.getpaint.net. Avoid the ads on the page and find the free app to download .. usually on upper right,
Paint.net does not add color, or "colorize" old black and white photos, MyHeritage.com can do that with their subscription Members of MyHeritage can also use their features to animate a photo, or even add oral narration to an animated photo.
Also, check your cellphones for default photo editor programs. Most phones have the capability to improve a photo when you bring one up on your screen.
Addition advice: digitize originals and store on a hard drive with a large terabyte capacity. Purchase the hard drive from any trusted shopping site or store. Scan by years and store in appropriate designated folders. Keep what you store current, taking the time to review and delete what you do not want.
An inquiry was made asking about venues who still offer prints of photos. Suggestions included Costco, Rainbow Photo Video, Walgreen and Walmart. Some locations have online order sites, with pick up at the stores.
Possible Future Topic: How Does One Downsize? Deborah commented on how hard we work gathering and organizing our family trees and sources. A common concern is that we do not want to see all this work lost, or the possibility of our family history disappearing. Trying to downsize, Donna’s latest project is scanning her 23 binders of Operation Smile missions and then boxing up the binders.
If we are drowning in hard copy material, how do we downsize? What should be our priorities when we evaluate our collections? How do we best store the items we decide to keep? My Heritage. MyHeritage.com bought out Legacy, it is owned by an Israeli company. Their strong focus is European roots. A note of caution regarding the hints on My Heritage - do not add groups of relatives from the site, with the click of a button. It is best to always review each person individually and add on one-at-a-time if the record is correct.
Ancestry: Ancestry has the largest collection of records (20+ billion historical records) and more members. Since 2020 the current owner of Ancestry.com is the Blackstone Group, an equity investment company. Ancestry and FamilySearch.org (LDS church’s non-profit organization) has collaborated throughout the years. In the business world, Ancesty.com is primarily a large tech company, not a genealogy company. [Info from Genealogy Explained article: Who Owns Ancestry.com by Marc McDermott, March 14, 2022]
Ancestry’s latest feature is their improvement of pinpointing DNA areas. As more people submit DNA tests, the data of your family origins become narrower and closer to exact sites.
Family Search: Looking into the records at FamilySearch.org is free. All the microfilm from Salt Lake City is now digitized, but indexing is still ongoing. On their site, go to the catalog so review the records available.
Living DNA: Do you have ancestry from the United Kingdom? Living DNA is a UK based genetic testing company. It is strictly a DNA service searching UK data. In 2018, Living DNA partnered with FindMyPast.com to incorporate British Isles and Irish family history records.
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
Planned presentation: Donna Wendt’s talk on Scotland and the possible continuation of Wesley Stevens’ adventure in California.
Meeting adjourned at 11:42 a.m.
Minutes by Bella Rivera)
We end on a somber note with the announcement shared by Kathy Hudson on the passing of long-time member Trisha Mach Robertson on September 29, 2022. She is remembered as a passionate genealogist who was always willing to share her discoveries of her family history. She always had something to contribute at each meeting she attended. She was a humble, kind, engaging and strong woman. Every member who had the blessing of knowing Trisha will miss her sweet smile and her eager spirit to be with like-minded souls. It was an honor to have her choose to spend her second Saturdays with us. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Funeral at St Johns Vainny on Keola Dr., Kailua Oct 20th at 10:30 am. Burial at Hawaii Memorial Park.
Aloha o’e, dear Trisha, … until we meet again.
AUGUST 13, 2022
ZOOM MEETING OF THE HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Present: Kathy & Don Hudson, Karin & Stanley Jones, Isabelle Rivera, Trisha Robertson, Ellen Schneider, Susan Victor and Donna Wendt
There was no formal presentation today. Lenore Hansen-Stafford is again on the road heading to the East Coast and Europe. She was unable to join us this month. Though members present were able to meet on Lenore’s Zoom account, Donna Wendt was unable to access the share screen.
Today’s meeting became an open discussion and sharing session.
Donna Wendt had returned from visiting family in Denver. Susan Victor is coming in from Michigan in the midst of an electrical storm. Kathy and Don Hudson are surviving 100+ degree heat in Utah. Karin and Stan Jones are joining us from cool and comfortable Sweden.
Kathy Hudson shared the exciting news that she and Don will be moving back to Oahu in the spring of 2023.
Waiting to leave for the airport in Sweden, Karin Jones shared some wonderful genealogical discoveries she has made in Sweden. She and Stan attended approximately 7 family gatherings and visited with around 40 family members. Her family helped to identify “unknowns” in some 1958 photos, visited the sarcophagus in Vasteras Cathedral of Eric XIV (1560-1568) and viewed the first Bible translated into Swedish during the reign of Eric’s father, Gustav I (aka Gustav Eriksson and Gustav Vasa) (1496-1560). The Bible was named the Gustav Vasa Bible (published 1540-41). Karin is a descendent of these kings of Sweden. Stan and Karin are continuing their travels to London and Glasgow.
In last month’s meeting, Susan Victor, spoke of the 7-times married wife, Martha Hawley, of a relative. Since last month, she has been in contact with the granddaughter of Martha Hawley. She lives in the same Michigan town as Susan and they have plans to meet.
Trisha Robertson recently had a situation which makes one pause regarding sharing family history. Trisha had spoken before of the Polish letters her mother had kept. Trish had recently shared copies of these letters with 2 younger cousins (granddaughters of the letter writer). 1 cousin was very excited to receive and view the letters, but the other was so embarrassed that her opinion of her grandmother was changed. Though saddened by the reaction of one cousin, the joy the other expressed confirmed that it was the right decision to share the letters.Last month, Donna Wendt began sharing excerpts from a wonderful journal she discovered years ago at the Buffalo, NY, public library. This author, Wesley Stevens, was a brother of Donna’s ancestor, Phineas Stevens. This morning Donna continued reading from, “The Journal of Wesley Stevens”. We left off last month with Wesley and the vessel rounding the tip of Cape Horn. Wesley continued to marvel at porpoises “throwing themselves out of the water snorting like horses”, a sighting of a white whale, the birth of a child on board to a German woman whom no one realized had been pregnant, and simple gift boxes of figs and raisins from the Captain. He endured a gale storm, his longing to receive word from his wife and children, and times of despondence. After 155 days at sea, the ship finally arrives at San Francisco. From there he traveled to Sacramento, took a stagecoach to Marysville , continued to Dobbin’s Ranch, Foster’s Bar and Mountain House. Wesley purchased mining equipment and headed out to find gold. Wesley arrived 3 years after gold was first discovered. It did not take long to ascertain that there was no gold on his grubstake in Oregon Creek, CA. This is where we leave Wesley for this month, on a claim with no gold.
Susan Victor had a relative who walked across the country, from Bloomfield, NY, to the gold fields in California. He accomplished this feat with a group of friends. He later walked to a Wisconsin town where a brother had died and the widow resided. He may have made some money in California for Susan knows that he purchased plots for everyone in the family.
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, September 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
Meeting adjourned at 10:37 a.m.
by Bella Rivera, Secretary
Honolulu County Genealogical Society --- a Zoom Meeting on July 9, 2022
Present: Janice Choat-Zavaval, Lenore Hansen-Stafford, Leilani Maguire, Isabelle Rivera, Ellen Schneider, Susan Victor and Donna Wendt
OLD BUSINESS: Donna Wendt’s presentation on Research Tips in Scotland will be rescheduled.
CALABASH BOWL: Donna Wendt shared a most interesting journal, “The Journal of Wesley Stevens”. This journal addresses his journey from the eastern United States to the west. A distant uncle of Donna, Wesley Stevens travelled by ship from Jamestown, NY, around the tip of South America, headed to the gold fields in California in 1852. Donna read a few pages filled with descriptions - the ups and downs of living months at sea on a sailing ship, the wonderful sea creatures the passengers observed (turtles, killer whales, porpoises and other “large fish”), the weather elements, and the mental and physical trials of the passengers. I especially enjoyed how his faith in Christ had been tested and grown on that journey. The transcontinental railroad would not be done until 1863 so many travelled by ships. Wesley’s wife and children would eventually join him in California and the entire family does end up back in New York years later. In future meetings, Donna promised to continue sharing a few more pages of Wesley’s journey as we left him off rounding the tip of South America this morning.
The reading of Wesley’s journal had Leilani Maguire remembering a long passed meeting in which member Suzanne Case had encouraged other members to write down each day something about your grandparent, or any other relative. Time can run out so quickly. Written memories can be enjoyed by your family for generations.
Susan Victor had been looking up a relative. He was married to a woman named Martha Hawley who lived to the age of 83. Martha was employed as a ticket agent for the White River Railroad in Park City, Newaygo, Michigan. Susan was surprised to discover Martha had been married 7 times. What were the stories behind so many marriages?
Divorces: If you cannot find divorce records in the city/town your relative resided in, try checking nearby towns or states. Expanding your search may help that record pop up.
Lenore Hansen-Stafford had read of a woman (not related to Lenore) who was arrested for bigamy after she married her second husband. It was discovered that she had not bothered to get divorced from her first.
Scanned Photos: Janice Choat-Zavaval inquired about storing and quickly retrieving scanned photos. Donna demonstrated her technique using Timelines. She also shared her album organization system. It was a lot of information so Donna will consider making a presentation for a future meeting. A highly recommended equipment investment – the Epson Fast Photo 680w printer/scanner is the one Donna now uses.
Summer Schedules: Lenore Hansen-Stafford shared a bit of her journey last month. She had a most enjoyable time riding the Rocky Mountain Train Tour through British Columbia, Canada. Highlights included the Charles Schultz Museum, a Mary Chapin Carpenter concert, Banff, Lake Louise and a very harrowing experience being caught in a California wildfire. She continues her summer travels on August 19th with a cruise to Iceland beginning in Boston, enjoying Iceland and Greenland, vacationing in New York and returning to Honolulu after Labor Day.
Karin and Stan Jones will be continuing their 2-month summer trip and will be in Sweden.
Donna Wendt will be traveling to Denver on July 14th.
Faith Burgwinkel sent an email message regarding the Native Hawaiian Genealogy Society. Their Facebook site has information on a genealogy fair, scheduled for July 23, 2022, 9am to 2pm, at the LDS Church Chapel, located at 92-900 Makakilo Drive. There will be workshops, displays and a marketplace.
Ellen Schneider provided an update on the Friends of the Library of Hawaii. Donations are still being accepted by appointment only, with drop offs at 501 Sumner Street. The most popular books are cooking and children books. The next sale should be in January 2023 at Washington Intermediate School. The huge summer book sale should be returning to McKinley High School’s cafeteria in 2023. This summer it was held at their retail site in Ward Center.
Our next meeting will be on Zoom on Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00 a.m.
Meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.
by Bella Rivera
Honolulu County Genealogical Society August 13, 2022
Saturday 9am ZOOM
The meeting was held on ZOOM... information will be posted her later.
The Sept 10th, 2022 HCGS meeting will be on ZOOM at 9am .... same ID and same password.
Contact Lenore for information or problems.
Honolulu County Genealogical Society
June 11, 2022 Zoom Meeting
Attending: Bella, Lenore in California, Donna, Karin (Susan Victor and Sue Miller sent regrets)
Ancestry.com news – "Side View" is a new feature showing your DNA broken down to both parents
Family Tree Maker– security against hackers has triggered a error when synching – you must remove any “Class.” In your notes, etc. Do a Find for "class" followed by a period.... and Replace
- If you want to open another window while looking on ancestry, click on ….next to URL (this will also show you the photo of what your are searching for under HINTS)
Ancestry.com --has Photomyne on website or phone app. Go to your tree's Gallery and select a black and white photo... then select the "edit" pencil -- you can colorize that photo, the original black and white is saved.
Paper Flattening - Lenore has baptismal certificate of father from 1915..she wants flattened and asked for advice. Linda offered advice from a study she has done on paper and paper flattening with a humidity box. "I'm attaching a picture of a newspaper flattening project I did for the Hawaiian Historical Society. It involved just a styrofoam box; a suspended wooden frame with plastic screen hammered to it; and putting a pan of boiled water beneath the screen and changing it frequently. I think it took 2? weeks for me to get the curled up newspapers flat. When they eventually began to "relax" I inserted empty glass jars to hold them partially open and continued the hot water steaming. The process is gradual and cannot be speeded up otherwise the paper will crack. I hope someone at UH Preservation will be able to help with this or maybe there are written instructions or Youtube demos online. It might be called a "humidification chamber." Determining the stability of the ink used on the paper, before humidifying it, is advisable, because the paper becomes somewhat damp. I used "dispensable" duplicate newspaper issues to practice on -- since I was totally "winging it." But it worked and all of the newspapers were eventually able to be microfilmed."
MINUTES FOR THE JUNE 11, 2022 MONTHLY ZOOM MEETING OF THE HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Present: Lenore Hansen-Stafford, Karin Jones, Stanley Jones, Isabelle Rivera, and Donna Wendt With a sparse gathering this beautiful Kamehameha Day our June meeting was begun at 9:10 a.m.
OLD BUSINESS: The Cemetery Pupu Theatre sponsored by Hawaiian Mission Houses is back! Donna Wendt has purchased her ticket for the event for the 18th of June. Anyone interested in joining her will need to purchase her/his ticket soon. Attendees and participants are looking forward to a great time after a two year COVID19 shutdown.
Longtime member, Linda L., via Donna Wendt, had additional suggestions regarding an inquiry from April 9, 2022 into separating fragile papers. She took up the challenge and did some research. Instructions can be found online for making your own humidification chamber and flattening paper. It is a process that takes time and patience. Before using this technique make sure to check the stability of the ink. YouTube demonstrations from the University of Hawaii’s Preservation Department can also be found online.
Karin Jones continues her work organizing and documenting Stanley Jones’ family tree and life. She shared their current project of creating a Forever book on Stan’s children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The first page is cleverly title, “So How Are We Related?” Shown on this page is Stan Jones with his first wife, Catherine Martin, their children and grandchildren. The second page has photos of the great-grandchildren (1st cousins once removed or second cousins) Karin cleverly used colored frames around the photos to distinguish the different families. Part of this project is the use of QR coding. Through Forever.com you can now record, store and watch videos. Karen agreed to have a formal presentation on Forever QR coding at our September 10, 2022 meeting. Zoom
With the growing use of Zoom, a discussion popped up regarding sharing hosting duties. Donna asked about the “host key”. This “host key” is applied to meetings scheduled by the initiating Zoom host. The Google instructions regarding the “host key” are as follows: Sign in to Zoom In the navigation panel, click Profile Scroll down to the Meeting section Select the eye icon next to your Host key to view your current 6-digit pin Click Edit Input the new host key desired and click Save.
Scanning Suggestions If you are scanning documents or photos which are grainy, set your computer on the gray scale. Scanning important documents? Use 600 megapixels. Less important documents, use lower megapixels such as 300. Photographs Ancestry.com now offers a colorization process on the Ancestry phone app (and website at the individual's Gallery). Ancestry.com has partnered up with Photomyne. “Photomyne is a media preservation and archiving specialist company”. Photomyne provides an “easier way to digitize old family photos by scanning and uploading multiple photographs at once through the Ancestry mobile app.” Click on a photo from your Ancestry gallery > In the Edit tool on the right side, choose Edit Image Colorize. It will not affect the black & white original. Always keep your originals safe. Though not as good as the MyHeritage program yet, it is pretty good and they continue to work on improving it.
CALABASH BOWL: Podcast recommendation – Blast From the Past sponsored by MyHeritage. Interested in joining a hiking group? Donna has a couple of suggestions – Hiking With Aloha, information can be found on their website, www.meetup.com; and a Facebook Group, “Aloha Hiking Explorers & More. Places she has been to include, the Bamboo Forest off the Pali Highway/Nuuanu, Koko Crater Botanical Gardens in Hawaii Kai, and discovering neighborhoods.
The memory of a past excursion to Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu by the Honolulu County Genealogical Society was mentioned. Donna offered to search for a video on immigration which had been filmed that day. Bella Rivera noted ties that her family had to part of the land which the Plantation Village now sits on. Her paternal family farmed on that land for decades. Many members have very busy summer schedules:
Lenore Hansen-Stafford joins us today from a very hot Sacramento, CA. She heads to Portland in a couple of days. She returns to Honolulu on June 17. She continues her summer travels in August with a cruise to Iceland/
Karin and Stan Jones will continue their summer travels planning to be away the next 2 months. They will first head to the Forever.com convention taking place in Denver. After that they head off to Sweden.
Susan Victor is celebrating this Kamehameha Day with friends in Michigan.
Donna Wendt will be traveling to Denver.
. For those listed above and everyone else enjoying their summer, we wish you all well, safe travels and look forward to seeing you whenever you are able to join our zoom meetings. Our next meeting will be on Saturday, July 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m. Donna Wendt might be sharing a presentation she had given in June 2022 at The Caledonian Society of Hawaii – Research Tips in Scotland.
Meeting adjourned at 11:19 a.m. (Emailed on 07/08/2022 by Bella Rivera)
HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY --- MAY 14, 2022
The May 14th 2022 HCGS meeting will be on ZOOM. Contact Lenore Hansen for the code and password. Lenore attended from Washington and Susan from Michigan..
|Susan Victor with head lei for Ukraine from Michigan by Zoom|
HONOLULU COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY April 9, 2022
The Honolulu County Genealogical Society met by Zoon on April 9th, 2022 at 9AM. th
Below are the minutes:
MINUTES FOR THE APRIL 9, 2022 Meeting began at 9:00 a.m.
OLD & NEW BUSINESS:
No Minutes for March 12, 2022 Meeting
Presentation by Donna Wendt: Searching for census records using “ED” (Enumeration District) numbers “An enumeration district (ED) is a geographic area assigned to an individual census taker, or enumerator, usually representing a specific portion of a city or county. The coverage area of a single enumeration district, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is the area for which an enumerator could complete a count of the population within the allotted time for that particular census year.” Quote taken from an article, “What is a US Census Enumeration District?” found on ThoughtCo.com. The 1950 U.S. Census is out. Genealogy researchers are anxious to dive in. Why aren’t 1950 Census records popping up on our trees? We have to wait for the data to be indexed. Without a name index, it is necessary to know the E.D. of where your ancestors lived to locate their Census records. For now, your search will have to be by location and not by name, until volunteers are able to complete indexing the 1950 records.
Donna shared a great website to help search the Census records using ED’s – stevemorse.org.It titles itself the “Unified Census ED Finder”. You can also find it under “One Step ED Finder”.Enter the Census year, State, County, City or Town, House Number and Street Name in the appropriate boxes. To help narrow your search, enter street names bordering your city block, if you have that information available. A technique in finding the names of cross streets is to go to a modern map. Unless it is a development after 1950, there is a good chance that the streets will have the same names as in 1950.
If your information is correct, ED number(s) will pop up for the area you are searching for. Choose one Then you will have to choose which viewer site you would like to use – NARA Viewer (National Archives & Records Administration), Family Search Viewer or Ancestry Viewer. Choose one and the census pages for that ED area should be available for you to review.
If the enumerator did not find anyone to provide information for a particular address, you will see “no one home” notation. Look along the line and you should find a “see sheet _” reference. You will need to search for that sheet number for the household’s information.
There were standard inquiry lines in the 1940 census which were removed from the 1950 census. Some of these questions now called “sample” lines in 1950 were asked of randomly chosen individuals, not the entire population. Questions regarding residence in 1949, education level, work, income and military service.
What if you do not have the house number and street address? On the home page of stevemorse.org, again enter 1950’s census > click on See ED maps > click on Get ED Map Images > click on the map area you with to search. Donna demonstrated searching ED maps for various members.
Search > 1950 Census > Explore Maps > click on your area of interest > ED District number should come up > Records
At this time, you are unable to save to Ancestry these records because they are not indexed yet, but you can save the image to My Computer. Ancestry’s goal for 1950 Census is to be very thorough indexing all the information.
Family Search Viewer: At this time, it is difficult to print or save any information found. As of today’s date, My Heritage has already 4 states indexed, but they have found some errors and are working on correcting them. Possible reasons if you are unable to find your relatives on a census, or if the information does not seem correct:
Enumerators in the past were paid for information recorded per household. Trish mentioned that there could have been some workers listing down made up names just so they would be paid. Some information could have been provided by neighbors if the residents were not home or were unable to speak English. One can only hope the information provided by a second party was accurate.
Another concern would be people not answering the knock on the door for whatever reason – is trust of the government, fear, working or just not being home at the time, etc.
Discussion for possible future excursions:
Share lunch together at the Waioli Kitchen & Bake Shop (formerly Waioli Tea Room) in Manoa Valley. Hours are 8 a.m to 1 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays.
Attend the Cemetary Pupu Theatre presentation by the Hawaiian Mission Museum at Oahu Cemetary. This program features 5 reenactments on the lives of 5 historical figures in Hawaii’s past. Snacks and drinks are included.
--Trisha shared about her enjoyment of ancestry trips which focused on searching for family graves. It can be fascinating viewing the many interesting, informative, and even artistic, tombstones found in various cemeteries around the world. Some headstones contain valuable information such as the person’s occupation and how they died.
A local landmark Donna recently discovered was the 119-foot pagoda located in Nuuanu Cemetary It was built in 1966 and houses niches and urns. It is closed due to disrepair, but it is still a wonderful structure to admire. Tours can be found on YouTube taking you to burial places of famous people.
Any ideas on where to obtain help with unrolling/unfolding old fragile letters? Suggestions – ask the librarians at the UH Library or Bishop Museum. Trisha also suggested speaking with Kathy Hudson.
Keep Donna in your thoughts and prayers for a swift and full recovery as she undergoes knee surgery on May 10, 2022.
Meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.
(05/12/2022 by Isabelle Rivera)
The Honolulu County Genealogical Society met by Zoom on March 12, 2022 at 9AM
There was some initial confusion about getting onto the ZOOM. The link sent out for February meeting does not work for any other month. Lenore is administering/hosting the Zoom Meetings with her account. She has the meetings all scheduled using the same new ID and Passcode. She sends an email out before the meeting as a reminder and includes the ID and Passcode. This should be written down to use for the entire rest of 2022.
HOW TO ACCESS THE ZOOM MEETING
To access ZOOM first go to your internet browser and put " zoom.us " in the the address window. Then click on the "JOIN A MEETING" tab at the top.
Type the ID into the place for " ENTER MEETING ID". and click " JOIN"
I usually end up clicking on both the boxes "OPEN ZOOM MEETING" and "LAUNCH MEETING"
Wait for small pop up box to appear and follow what it says ... I think the next thing is to put the PASSCODE into the box.
Wait for Lenore to let you into the HSCG meeting.
Please phone Lenore if you are having problems - also check your emails from her.
For the month of March 2022 we had an enjoyable meeting covering many topics, especially digitization of photos and documents as nearly everyone has these they would like to preserve.
The February 12, 2022 meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be held via Zoom at 9 am.
New information will include the 1921 Census for England and Wales by Alan Toft in British Columbia, Canada.return, will be free.
A Zoom meeting was held on Saturady, Dec 11, 2021 at 9am for the Honolulu County Genealogical Society.
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 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.
News that the 1921 UK Census of Wales and England will be available on Jan 6, 2022
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.
--------------------"BREAKING DOWN A BRICK WALL"
We also discussed this relationship chart
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|
|Death Certificate 1891 Wales from General Record Office |
online 7 pounds UK example