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 May ?  (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.   




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

  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


 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.
 

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.




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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.