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Monthly Programs for 2015

Held at the Manoa Gardens Community Center
2790-9 Kahaloa Drive, Honolulu
9:00-11:00 A.M.
Map and directions
These meetings are open to the public. Please park in the large public parking lot below the Manoa Gardens complex. Parking spaces within the complex are for residents. Thanks for your kokua!
January 10This is our annual business meeting and election of new board members. Please bring your program ideas for 2015. In addition, Mark Pierce will give a presentation, "Researching a Pearce/Pierce Family in Cedar County, Iowa." Mark plans to introduce his paternal line, which settled in Eastern Iowa. He'll talk about their western migration from colonial New England and will talk a bit about the county itself and the resources that were available to him. Mark explains: "Although I knew my dad was from Iowa and my mother from Kansas, the Midwest was always a place I looked down upon when flying from one coast to the other. I have only visited Iowa twice, once from the back seat of a green Ford station wagon when I was six and on vacation with the family, and then about forty years later after I began researching this family. Discovering this family meant learning about a place that was fairly foreign to me. I'll explore with you my paternal line and share with the group some experiences of researching a rather large family in a small rural county of Iowa."
February 14Cancelled due to bad weather.
March 14Dan Nelson will speak about Swedish genealogy.
April 11 Portuguese genealogy and settlement in Hawaii.
May 9 The featured presentation is "FamilySearch Indexing: Take the Challenge!" This is a brief overview of the indexing program of, how it works, and how you can help. The speaker is Sharon Matsunaga, who has a PowerPoint presentation on FamilySearch indexing and will bring booklets to hand out. She worked for 23 years at the American Cancer Society in Nuuanu and has been doing indexing for since 2007. She began as a arbitrator in 2014. In addition, she became a Family History Consultant in December 2014 and volunteers at the Family History Center in Kaneohe. Plan on arriving at 8:30 A.M. to find a parking place and help set up the meeting room. Parking is only in the lot of Manoa District Park, or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room.
June 13 Cecilia and Randy Day will discuss European genealogy. Plan on arriving about 8:30 A.M. to find a good parking place and help set up the meeting room. Parking is allowed only in the Manoa District Park lot or on public streets, except for two handicapped places by the meeting room.
July 11 The featured presentation, "Your Ancestors in Germany: Living Conditions and Migrations from 1700 to 1900," will be given by HCGS member Dr. William Remus, Professor Emeritus of Information Technology Management, University of Hawaii. This will be a fascinating PowerPoint presentation that is applicable to the general area we know as Germany today. Follow the trails of the Germans migrating out of Germany into Poland, Russia, and ultimately North America. Learn about how they lived and why they migrated. The situation for Poles is also discussed. There will be maps as well as information about life on a manorial estate. If you have ancestors from Germany, Poland, or the Ukraine, brush up on their origins and when they migrated to the United States. You'll have a better understanding of the confusing boundaries and names of the areas.
August 8 The featured presentation will be "Chinese and Other Asian Genealogy," with Peggy Chee of the Chinese Historical Society.
September 12 In lieu of our regular meeting, we will attend the Family History Discovery Day from 9 A.M. to 1:15 P.M. at the LDS, 46-117 Halaulani St., Kaneohe.
October 10 Cemeteries
November 14 TBA
December ?? Jim Deutch has moved away, so our annual holiday party needs a new coordinator if it is to happen. Any volunteers?

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