E komo mai, Welcome!

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


     17 Sep:  7PM - 10PM, Kalakaua Ave; 64th Annual Waikiki Hoolaulea; Hawaii’s largest block part with lots of food, fun and entertainment.

     24 Sep:  9AM - 12PM, Kalakaua Ave; 70th Annual Floral Parade; floats covered with Hawaiian flowers, Hawaiian music, female and male pau riders, hula halau and marching bands.

Continuing my article from last month about researching our ancestors in Japan.  

     It is based on my experience.  Please take a look at the article Japanese Research.  If you have any information you would like to share, please write to me.

     Update as of 8 Aug 2016:  According to the koseki office in Hiroshima, prior to 2010, joseki (all the people on the the koseki page have died or been moved to another person’s koseki) was destroyed after 80 years.  Due to changes in regulations in 2010, the joseki are now destroyed after 150 years.  Unfortunately, some of our old ancestors’ records were caught in the 80 year destruction cycle. 

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 research links or information please write to me!

Please help these family genealogists find answers to their queries. 

The contact E-mails were verified in Jan 2016.  Queries with valid E-mail are maintained here. If you have a surname that you think you can help with, please use the Surname Alphabetic Search. Queries may also be accessed here. They are arranged newest to oldest.
Mahalo for your kokua!

a hui hou (until we meet again)
Doreen Harunaga-Ewing
Honolulu County Coordinator

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