Maui TMK Zone 2
Makawao and Kula
This is just my way of researching. It is not professional. I’m just sharing the things I did to find information on my genealogy. Hope it helps.
With this tutorial we’re going to cover how to do research at the LDS website http://familysearch.org
This will take several pages, there’s so much you can do at this site.
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The first page you’ll see after you click the search button is this page, the All Resources page. Key in the last name you are searching and it’s advisable to click on Exact Spelling as well.
This is what will happen if you don’t click on Exact Spelling.
On the right side there’s a box with all the categories. The red arrows show the categories I go through (unless I’m looking for someone in Canada etc.).
On the left side of the page this is what you’ll see ~
this is the Ancestral File where when you click it most times it’ll have the submitter information. If you’re lucky that person will still have the same address and you can contact them for more information. I’ll show that page later. Right now we’re doing the general navigation.
Notice that all the ancestral files have Kauaua. Many will have a mixture of names if you don’t click on Exact Spelling.
Now let’s go to the International Genealogical Index. You can get there by clicking on the North American link above. Here is what you’ll see.
See all the different names that’ll show up?
So for your first search, especially if it’s a Kanaka name, just key in the last name in the search box and click on Exact Spelling.
More later (as I have time)
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I’m pretty bummed because I didn’t get to go to the Kinney ohana reunion but we were well represented by my sister, her daughters and their partners and children.
When the Kinney ohana reunion was being planned we had all the intentions of going and then came…grandchild #1! and his first luau is on Aug. 28th so funds are really tight. Reunions come once every 10 years or so but my first grandchild’s 1st birthday luau comes once in a lifetime!
He’s such a character, smart, and a clown to boot!
This is what I do have…genealogy, mookuauhau of my ohana. This is information that I gathered, that I learned how to research myself but did not find the information myself. I just learned how to research information that other people already researched, like my Aunty Orpha Kaina. She did so much research already. Also, Uncle Donald McGwin and Aunty Rubellite Johnson and so many other aunties and uncles of mine.
To do this is tedious and time consuming and…very confusing at times! So, to endeavor to do this takes a lot. Needless to say, because of this not very many of us will take the time needed to research and to get facts straight. Oh, not to mention it also costs money to do research.
I’m hoping one of my children will treasure this research and keep it going generation to generation but so far I’m not seeing any interest. Of course, they’re still young…lord only knows I didn’t start with this passion until I was well into my 40s. By that time my kupunas had passed away…I couldn’t ask them anything.
So, if you are a researcher I give you lots of credit because I know how tedious it can be.
It is for that reason that I cannot do research for people however much I would Love to! I used to but someone has to make money for the household and guess what? I’m that someone!
I’m going to start a tutorial going through the processes that I use and I took when doing research and if there are any researchers out there that would like to comment and has more information that could help potential researchers you are warmly welcomed to do so! Mahalo!
Alii Mahele Indices - cont.
- KAMAIKUI, GRACE ALII AWARD LCA 8516- B
- Kamakahonu – MA 35-36-37-38 – LCA 7181
- KAMAKAKEHAU,IOANE (JOHN) LCA 8830
- KAMAKEE (w) LCA 10605
- KAMAKEE (w) LCA 10605
- KAMAMALU, VICTORIA (w) ALII Award LCA 7713,50 Apana
- KAMANOUALANI M.A. I
- KAMIONA LCA 7758
- KAMOONOHU (w) LCA 7588
- KANAE, SAMUELA LCA 5116
- KANAINA, CHARLES LCA 8559
- KANAULU LCA 6247
- KANEHAILUA No Award Found or R.P.G.
- KANEHIWA M,A. 19, M.A. 29-B Original No. not found
- KANEHOA, JAMES YOUNG Alii A ward LCA 8518- B ,M.A.43
- Kanele (w) M.A. 32 Original Claim 5239
- KANIAU, MAHELONA LCA 8603
- KANINAUALII KALEOKU LCA 7762
- KANOA, PAULO Alii Award LCA 8305
- KANUI LCA 5250
- KANUNU M.A. 29 Original claim 8576
- KAOANAEHA (w) Alii Award LCA 8515-B
- KAOHIE, G. M.A.41
- KAOPUA M.A.5
- KAPALU a.k.a. PALU see K , A PALU M.A. 8
- KAPEAU,GEORGE LUTHER LCA 8441-8534
- KAPU, M. LCA 6400
- KAPUAIPOOPOO (w) LCA 5575
- KAPUAIWA,LOT KAMEKAMEKA Alii Award LCA 7715
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As I download the olelo lessons given by Kumu Crozier on Kulaiwi.org I listen and catch what I can as she interviews people.
She hits on some key points that hit me hard and it hurts.
She tells of kupuna and the hard times they had speaking olelo. When the school’s banned speaking olelo and the harsh punishments and ridicule they experienced. She also tells of how we were told that speaking our language would hinder our progress in the world.
Interestingly I found a study that disproves this primitive belief that if a person is bilingual it somehow impairs their cognitive abilities. If you’d like to take the time to read it here it is:
What I was really looking for is scholarly articles that study the ease of learning other languages when one knows ones ethnic language. Not just the ease of learning other languages (this may explain why we learned English so fast) but the ease in learning period (which may also explain why we were able to learn to read and write so quickly as well).
To me, our language is like the mana that flows unseen through us and is expressed as best as possible through our words.
Our words are circular not abrupt. You can say a word and it just isn’t the word it’s the total of all this is and is understood by us.
There was a massive attempt to cut this from us but thankfully our ancestors and kupuna kept our language alive and now we have olelo being taught in schools, colleges, and online as well.
I believe, and this is just me, that all Kanaka should go back to their original language, not the aboriginal (not original) English language. Our language is our identity that is tied to our culture, our hula, our chants, everything. This is just what I think and there may be some that disagree and that’s alright.
But, if you are interested in learning olelo and you can’t afford classes, don’t have someone that can teach you for free, or no time to go to classes then you can take advantage of the free online classes given by Kumu Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier through Kulaiwi.org. Here’s the URL:
What I’ve done is downloaded all the videos and print out the workbook. I transferred the videos to my iPod and bought speakers for my iPod now me and my children can also listen to the videos in the car and anywhere we go we can study…Wow! I’m really happy about this!
I’ve posted the transcriptions of the video’s.
It would be great if families and friends got together in a home, prepare food, and study and learn our language together then share with others until all of us can speak olelo, translate our own documents.
When the foreigners are researching documents it would make sense that they have someone on a payroll to translate the documents for them. If we can’t translate our own documents we have to either wait for someone who can do it for us or we must hire a translator. That is so sad!
We should, if we are really interested in researching our genealogy, our royal patents, our history, learn our language.
Somehow I just feel that it is really important, like a glue that holds everything together.
Get the transcriptions of the videos –>HERE<–