E komo mai, Welcome!

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

The Hawaii State Archives Digital Collections are again online!

The Hawaiians did not have a written language.  To remember the myths of their culture and the genealogy of their alii, long chants were memorized.  Each generation of alli added to the chants.  This month, I researched the Kalakaua genealogy chant, The Kumulipo (A Hawaiian Creation Chant), Martha Warren Beckwith translation.  The text of the chant was written down by King Kalakaua in Hawaiian and had it published in 1889.  His sister, Queen Liliuokalani translated it into English in 1897 along with her allusions as she understood them.  

Whatʻs happening on Oahu:

     State of Hawai’i:  Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

     Sat, Sun:  9AM-4PM, South End Honolulu Zoo Fence, Art on the Fence

     Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun Evenings (weather permitting):  Under the big banyan tree, Kuhio Beach Hawaiian Hula Show, 808-843-8002 for more information

     11 Feb 2017:  6th Annual International Ukulele Contest and Hula Show at the Royal Hawaiian Center Royal Grove Stage

     12 Feb 2017:  9th Annual Ukulele Picnic at the Kaka’ako Makai Gateway Park

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                                                                              

©February 2017                        Honolulu County Coordinator Doreen Harunaga-Ewing