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Kōlea aku i ka ʻohana.
Cry "Plover!" in seeking one's family.
Names are family possessions. In seeking one's
unknown kin, repeat the family names until they are found.
ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1826
What is Genealogy?
1. a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.
2. the study of family ancestries and histories.
3. descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.
Why Do Genealogy Research?
Different Types of Genealogy Information Sources
- Oral histories, talking with family members
- Vital records (birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates)
- Church records
- Government documents
- Probates & wills
- Genealogy books & charts
- Ship Passenger Manifests
- Tax Maps
- Census Records
- City Directories
- School Yearbooks/annuals
- Cemetery Indexes
- Land Commission Awards
- Native & Foreign Registers & Testimonies
- Adoption Records
- Criminal Records