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HWST 341: Moʻokūʻauhau: Searching in Papakilo

This guide was created for the students of HWST 341 to help them with their personal genealogy research.

About the Database: (from the PapakiloDatabase.com website)

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA’s) Papakilo Database, is the ongoing development of a cutting edge and comprehensive “Database of Databases” consisting of varied collections of data pertaining to historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawai'i’s history. This online repository of data will greatly increase OHA’s ability to preserve and perpetuate cultural and historical information and practices, thus providing an invaluable resource to educate other regulatory agencies, OHA’s Native Hawaiian beneficiaries, and the general public.

The 'Ōlelo No'eau "O Ulumaheihei wale no, iaia o loko, iaia o waho" speaks of Ulumaheihei, the most trusted friend of Kamehameha, and his extensive knowledge of kingdom affairs. Because of his history of stewardship, he was also the individual entrusted with Kamehameha's 'iwi (bones) after the King's death. This project seeks to follow in the footsteps of Ulumaheihei and become the trusted steward that preserves the history and culture of our people, before they are lost to us forever.

Papakilo Database Search Exercise