E komo mai, Welcome!

I am Doreen Harunaga-Ewing, the Honolulu County Coordinator.  I was born on Kauai and lived all of my working years on Oahu. Most of our close relatives live on the mainland so when we retired, we moved to the mainland.  Friends and cousins still live on Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.

Iʻm excited!  Last night while browsing the NET for “how is a specific relative related to me”, I came across this article on Family Search, ʻAre Your Cousins Removed?ʻ. I find that the straight forward type of a common grandparent, great grandparents, etc are relatively simple to figure out.  The ones that are confusing to me were the ones that cross generations, for example, my motherʻs second cousin, how is this person related to me?  At the bottom of the article there is a chart that is really easy to use and at the crosshairs there was my motherʻs second cousinʻs relationship to me!  She is my second cousin once removed! 

Please help.  Someone asked about how to go about finding a birth mother.  If any of you have knowledge of this kind of research, please contact me.  Thanks for your help.

Bishop Museum is featuring the Duke Kahanamoku Exhibit 9 Aug through 28 Feb 2016 in celebration of Duk's 125th birthday.  Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (1890-1968) was a full-blooded Hawaiian who also became a celebrated Olympian, a great surfer, a movie star, a business man, a sheriff, an ambassador of aloha and a family man.  His core values of aloha, strength of character, and good sportsmanship still lives on.

From Surfer Magazine, 2015, Duke Exhibit at the Bishop Museum

Resources available on this website can be found on the Resources tab.  If you are looking for help researching your Hawaii ancestors, this is the right place.  If you'd like to share information please write to me!

Genealogy is also known as family history.  It is the study of families through history tracing their lineages and origins.  

History tab holds a variety of information and links to information on Hawaii history.  As this site evolves, I am hoping to expand this area.

a hui hou (until we meet again)

© Nov 2015                         Honolulu County Coordinator Doreen Harunaga-Ewing