Researching Hawaiian individuals from the late 19th century to the early 20th century is a very complicated, multi-layered research process. But very doable! Your job is to find all of those instances your person is mentioned across a vast body of secondary and primary sources. This guide will help you do just that. The purpose of this guide to to serve as your research launching pad instructing you on how to get started and where to look. Once you have researched all the resources listed on this guide, you should have a basic understanding of who your person is. Your job then as a researcher is to use this basic understanding to explore related aspects of this person's life, with the goal of finding more information. For instance, you may learn that your person was a legislator in 1905 and was instrumental in advocating for the creation of the College of Hawaii. You will then want to look for information about the 1905 legislative session and a book about the College of Hawaii's history. I am here to help you along the way Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions you have and if you would like to set up a research appointment. To begin your research, I recommend you start with the tab on the left and work your way down.
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