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HWST 115 - Moʻokūʻauhau: Hawaiian Genealogies: Home
This guide was created for students in HWST 115 Moʻokūʻauhau: Hawaiian Genealogies to help them better navigate around key genealogy repositories and resources for their family research.
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Navigating Hawaiian Genealogy Research
Hawaiian Genealogy research is a very complex, multi-layered research process... but doable! You just need to know the kinds of genealogy information you need to find and the right places to locate them.
1. Talk with your family
Ask your parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles.
2. Begin to map out your family tree
Go back as far as you can. Be sure to write down any "vital" information.
3. Print out genealogy worksheets
See the subject guides page.
4. Keep a notebook
Organization is key. Keep a research log of places you went, areas you searched, and names you looked for.
Billions of records and primary documents for genealogy & history research. Includes records from the United States Census, military records, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, directories, passenger lists, and more.