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Genealogy Resources Speaker Series

Posted on: February 18, 2021 | Category: Community

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The Hawaii State Public Library System is hosting a free virtual Genealogy Resources Speaker Series in March and April. Learn about different research resources, repositories and search strategies that can help you find your family history!

Registration is required for these online presentations.

Saturday | March 6 | 10:00 a.m.
How to Begin Finding Your Family Roots

Learn research techniques, organizational tips and basic resources to help start your search for your family history.

Presented by Kylie Flood, Hawaiian and Young Adult Collections Librarian at Nānākuli Public Library


Saturday | March 13 | 10:00 a.m.
Genealogy Research with Nupepa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Explore how you can access and use the nupepa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language newspapers) for your genealogy research. Learn how to access some of the English newspapers through Chronicling America.

Presented by Kawena Komeiji, Hawaiʻi and Pacific Resource Librarian at the James and Abigail Kuaihelani Campbell Library


Saturday | March 20 | 10:00 a.m.
Genealogy Resources at the Hawai‘i State Library

Find out about the local genealogical resources held at the Hawai‘i State Library. See some of the databases and online resources the library has to offer.

Presented by Linda Sueyoshi, Section Head of the Hawai‘i State Library – Hawai‘i & Pacific Section


Saturday | March 27 | 10:00 a.m.
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Sites and Archives

Discover the genealogical resources at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. Information will be provided on how to view the digital collections, conduct research using the website, and discuss the different onsite resources to facilitate genealogy research.

Presented by Kelsey Karsin, Curator of Archives/Librarian at the Hawaiian Mission Houses


Saturday | April 3 | 10:00 a.m.
Moʻokūʻauhau x ʻĀina (Genealogy and Land Research)

He mamo na Hāloa. Genealogy research and land research go hand in hand. This presentation will showcase the kinds of genealogical information available in historical land documents. Learn how to search in Land Commission Awards and Native and Foreign Testimonies from the Māhele period to identify names, relationships, and activities of our kūpuna.

Presented by Keahiahi Long, Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa


This project was made possible in part by the following organizations: 

Genealogy Resources Speaker Series Sponsors