Ku’auhau ‘O Hawai’i Foundation

Alohas! What an awesome site! My name is Bill Kalehuawehe, President of Ku’auhau ‘O Hawai’i Foundation. We use our resources and experiences to teach and assist those of Hawaiian descent to find and recognize their Ancestors. Would it be possible to get a link on your site.
Mahalo, Bill Kalehuawehe

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Hawaiian Roots Website

This site is a very valuable site targeted at Kanaka Maoli. When I first started researching I used to refer to this site a lot, especially to look for naming practices and how to acquire documents.


Click on the link above to get to her site.

Below are links to different sections on her site:

Land Records

Naming Practices

Hanai and Adoptions

Research Problems


Sniffen Family Network

Sniffen Family Network

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“This is a Web Site created for the Sniffen Family. In this Site we will have the latest family news, news of upcoming family events and Family photos.
I have completed the first phase of the family genealogy, which is the arrival of George Knifton to the American Colonies down to my children’s generation. The second phase, The Hawaiian Line, is also completed, it consists of the arrival of Bennett Henry Sniffen to the Hawaiian Islands and his descendants. The third phase is about my paternal Grandmothers ancestors, The Moku Nu’a Line. Our ancestor, Chief Nu’a,  is purported to be the warrior that struck the blow that killed Captain Cook. The fourth phase is the Ancestral Chart of Kamakanoenoe (my Great Grandmother) and Martha Kahailani Moku (my Grandmother).

Any ideas you have please email me. (Don’t expect quick results, since I work cheap, I work very slowly).
I decided to do this because our family history is very important to all of us. We cannot fully understand where we are going, unless we understand where we came from. Our Ancestry defines us as to who we are as a family.”

Message Board Added

Aloha, I’ve added a Message Board for those who have inquiries about land, genealogy, or just anything Kanaka Maoli related.

There’s a link on the right side bar and I’ll create a link here as well. Just click on the picture:

Aweau Family

Family website that seeks information on family members. Here are some of the names they have listed:

Margaret Kamaha Aweau

Kahopuwaiki Aweau

Nakuliauhulu Aweau

There are also 300+ surnames in their index with an email for more information on the index.

Here is the link:

Aweau Family