Wednesday, March 26, 2014

HCGS April 12th meeting

Honolulu County Genealogy Society --
The meeting will begin at 9am Saturday April 12th, 2014  at the Manoa Gardens Housing community room, as usual, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii.

The main topic and presentation is PRESERVING MEMORIES.  All members are requested to bring an item or two that relate to a family memory.

Linda DuBee will speak about the website "Saving Memories Forever"

Five Minute Biographies are welcome.

•  PLEASE DO NOT PARK ANY WHERE ON THE PRIVATE DRIVE GOING INTO THE HOUSING.  I encourage members to arrive early to be able to find a space in the District Park, parking lot, before the sports games have all started and parking is taken.  If you need to use a handicapped placard you will only find two places available at the Community Room.  If that spot is taken you must park in the District Park lot, or on the city streets.  You may arrange ahead of time with a member to park your car for you, or get a ride with someone else who can drop you off at the door.  If you invite or see a guest parking on that private drive, please tell them to park somewhere else. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

HCGS March 8th - Family Tree at FamilySearch.Org

The meeting began  at 9am Saturday 8 March, 2014 at the Manoa Gardens Housing community room, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii.
The program for March 8th  was about creating a Family Tree at the website.  Experts on the subject who spoke were, Randy & Cecilia Day, and Jerome Pollard.  They used a projector and internet connection.  

  In an effort to alert members to online resources, a "spotlight" was made on some resources:
   1)  Spotlight on an upcoming free webinar:  on "50 Most Popular Genealogy Websites" by Kory Meyerink on March 19th, 2014.
   2)  Spotlight on a podcast: with her timely Genealogy Gems podcasts.
   3)  Spotlight on a website:   for free Norwegian records online research.

Thanks to Faith and Mona brought delicious refreshments.
Photos of the day are included below.

Lenore getting online

The meeting
Randy Day explaining Family Searches' Family tre

Mark Pierce, Jean Neur, Keith Johnson
Great refreshments - and healthy!

The Days on left and the Pollards on right

Saturday, February 1, 2014

HCGS Feb 8, 2013 Meeting - Story of Dorothy Shatz (Polishuk) Deutch

The meeting of Feb 8th 2014 was at the Manoa Gardens Housing community room.  
         Kelly, the daughter of member Faith Burgwinkel, presented a informative method of creating a basic Power Point slide show presentation.  She passed out a multi-page handout on the steps to do one.  Additionally she mentioned that users of Macintosh can use a similar method to create a slide show on Macintosh software.  Members were challenged to work on their Power Point or similar software at home and next month report on how they were doing, and bring questions, if needed.
Kelly demonstrating Power Point


A break of refreshments which were provided by Lenore Hansen-Stafford was followed by Jim Deutch:

Jim Deutch giving presentation about his mother, Dorothy Shatz (Polishuk) Deutch
Dorothy Deutch 1955
          Jim Deutch has been working on his family history for twenty five years.  He is creating a book using Microsoft Word which includes text and photos.  This book is entitled "The Life and Times of Dorothy Shatz (Polishuk) Deutch," his mother.    His 36 page biography included much more than dates and places.  He included the stories he had heard growing up about this family, and stories of his own to bring his mother, and her ancestors, to life.  
Tila and Echuna Polishuk abt 1912 - Dorothy's grandparents
                Dorothy Deutch was born with the name Devora Polishuk, in  Ostropol, Ukraine, Russia about 29 Sep 1906.  She immigrated to America at Baltimore Harbor on 11 July 1912 as a teenager with her grandfather, Echuna Polishuk, and his second wife Tila and two of Dorothy's siblings.       Dorothy's birth mother Frima Riva (Shatrz) Polishuk died of typhoid fever; her father's name was Isriel Polishuk.  
             Below are a few of the pictures Jim is using to illustrate his book.  Anyone finding a connection to this family is requested to add a comment to this blog to be able to contact Jim.
Dorothy (bottom right) and her three siblings about 1909 in Ostropol
Frima Riva (Shatz) Polishuk - Dorothy's mother
Dorothy Polishuk abt 1926

The wedding of Dorothy Polishuk and Charles Deutch 1927 - San Diego, California


Sunday, December 8, 2013

HCGS Jan 2014 Mtg - "Letters From Poland - Albert Mach Family

  The January meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society met Saturday, January 11th at 9 am at the Manoa Gardens Housing community room, as usual, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii.
   Elections were held for the slate of Officers and Board Members.
   Pictures of the past community involvement at the Mission Houses Museum fair and our Christmas/Holiday party were shown.

Trisha Mach Robertson
   Trisha Mach Robertson gave a wonderful power point presentation entitled "Letters From Poland"  It's all about what happened after she found some old letters from Sokolow, MLP, Poland written in the1950's and 1960's to her Aunt Wanda Mach Nartonis.  These letters revealed clues which led to an overseas road trip to discover her ancestors and cousins.  Trisha knows how to tell a story and told it well with her first time creation of a power point presentation.
    Surnames she is researching in Poland include Mach, Baron, Dynowski, Lewandowski, Szajerska and Wozniak. 
   Below are some of the photos from her correspondence and visit to Poland:

Old Letters from Poland
Marysia Pasierb Mikolajczyk 1957-2013 the cousin who corresponded recently with Trisha

Joseph Mach top left, Wanda Mach's godfather on top right
front: Ted, Julia and Wanda Mach in USA
Kataryzna Mach Pasierb b. 1888 Poland
Mach brothers:  Frank (on left), Joseph, Stanley 

Need to identify photos on right

Trisha at Sokolow Mlt, Poland in 2010

Genealogy Society volunteers at Mission Houses Fair - Honolulu

On Nov 30th 2013 the Mission Houses Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii,  held a craft fair on its grounds, and so did the Kawaiaha'o Church next to the Mission Houses.  The Honolulu County Genealogical Society took the opportunity to have a table there (with the DAR) and promote genealogical and family history research.  Many people came by and were interested in our society brochure.
   Below is a photo of Faith Burgwinkel, Kathy Hudson, Donna Wendt, and Trisha Mach Robertson at the table, under our green society banner.  Mona Morris is in the second photo down, second from the right.  Leilani Maguire had the concept and helped with arrangements.  Kathy Hudson brought it all together.  Thanks everyone.

Kathy helping an interested person

Saturday, November 16, 2013

HCGS Christmas/Holiday Buffet Party 
Dec 1st 2013   

      The HCGS Christmas/Holiday Buffet Brunch Party at Sam Choy's Island Style Seafood Grille and Hapa Bar, on the beach at Hickam Air Force Base was great.   Jim Deutch arranged access to the base and the arrangements at Sam Choy's.  There was not be a regular meeting at Monoa Gardens in December.         Buffet price with iced tea was $33.07 per person, with payment there.
       Members brought Christmas gifts to play the "exchange a gift" game.  It was a lot of fun, with gifts passing through many hands before they had final recipients.
       The location of  Sam Choy's Seafood Grille,  3465 Mamala Bay Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818 was best entered  in a GPS or mapquest.   You must show your military ID or pre-arranged pass from Jim at the guard gate getting onto Hickam.  You might get the idea where it is by finding the red pin "A" below.  On the oceanside of the airport .

The day turned out to be very rainy, with thunder and lightening, especially for those in the Waianae area, out west, trying to make their way to the party.  I'd say the undercarriage of our cars got a good washing.

Twenty two people braved the elements and the secluded location, but it was well worth the effort.

Merry Christmas!  Happy Holidays!!

Georgia making a "steal"

Elaine wondering if she should "steal" it

Kathy opened more gifts than anyone

Bob grabbing a gift from Jim

Angela getting a cup of coffee

Friday, October 18, 2013

HCGS Meeting Nov 9th Genealogy

The next meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society at the Manoa Gardens Housing community room, as usual, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii will be Saturday, 
                      November 9th, 2013 at 9 am.
  Suzanne D. Case will do a power point presentation entitled:
           "You're HOW tall?   I THOT so...  
     A genealogical odyssey, from the Karsten Thot Bridge, Wahiawa, Hawaii to the Kiel Canal, Hamdorf, Germany:  Five Generations in Six Months"

Also be sure to sign up with Jim Deutch for the HCGS Christmas/Holiday Buffet Party at Sam Choy's Island Style Seafood Grille and Hapa Bar, on the beach at Hickam Air Force Base.  Jim will arrange access base for you if you give him your information.  It will be Dec 1st at 10 am.  (There will not be a regular meeting at Monoa Gardens in December.) Buffet price with iced tea is $33.07 per person, with payment there.  If you cannot make the November meeting be sure to contact Jim:  to sign up and get base access.  Also bring a $10 to $15 Christmas gift if you want to play the exchange a gift game.

For directions, put Sam Choy's Seafood Grille,  3465 Mamala Bay Dr, Honolulu, HI 96818 in your GPS or mapquest.   You must show your military ID or pre-arranged pass from Jim at the guard gate getting onto Hickam.  You might get the idea where it is by finding the red pin "A" below.  On the oceanside of the airport .

Saturday, September 14, 2013

HCGS Meeting Oct 12, 2013 Traveling For Genealogical Research

         The next meeting  of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will begin at 9am Saturday, Oct 12th at the Manoa Gardens Housing community room, as usual, 2790-9 Kahaloa Dr., Honolulu, Hawaii.
       "When you go Afar to do your Searching"  presentation by Stan Jones
Advance planning
Many of the things to be sure to take
More unusual places to go & contacts to make 
--This will be a time of sharing experiences… be ready to discuss  your own personal stories of traveling to do genealogical research                

Thursday, September 5, 2013

HCGS mtg Sep 14 - Organizing Memories & Keepsakes

   For the upcoming September 14th meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society, please bring one item of genealogical or historic interest and talk about it for 5 minutes.  If you have digital pictures you want to illustrate the item/story send them to me no later than a few days before the meeting,  so I can get them on power point.   This may be our own little Fair keeping in mind The Iowa Genealogical Society with their big display at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines last July.  There people could enter various categories of genealogical interest, and even get awarded ribbons.  Well, we're not that big, but maybe we can have our own little HCGS Genealogical Fair Sep 14th.

   The co-topic will be ORGANIZING OUR MEMORIES AND KEEPSAKES - using various strategies and websites for help.
   Remember also, we might have time for individual one minute genealogy questions / comments/ happy dances, etc.... anything relevant in your life to Genealogy.  So come prepared.
   Condolences to member Stan Jones for the recent passing of his wife, member Roberta Jones.
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting and shared interesting items and stories.  We had a good time.  Below are photos of the meeting:

Leilani Maguire

Faith Burgwinkel

Mona Morris

Fa'aki Richter
Jim Deutch

Trish Mach Robertson

Sunday, July 28, 2013

HCGS meeting Aug 10, 2013 - Genealogy

The August meeting of the Honolulu County Genealogical Society will be on Saturday, 9 am, August 10th at the Manoa Gardens Housing Community Room, as usual.
    Among other topics, Terrysue Satta will discuss an ancestor, Mary Kingsley who married Thomas Carroll and lived in the Bronx, New York, in the late 1800s.
   Lois Durr will present her experiences attending the DAR conference in Washington DC.
    Kathy Hudson will be presiding.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

HCGS 13 July 2013 Honolulu Genealogical Resources

The program for the Honolulu County Genealogical Society meeting of Saturday July 13th, 2013, included the Immigrant to Hawaii in 1892 - Hiram Moore.  The path of a New York family was discussed and how to dig through Honolulu records to find the roots he (and others) planted in Hawaii.  Interesting Hawaii church, business and royalty connections were discovered. 

 How to do some routine and some unusual genealogical searches in Honolulu was described. This wonderful power point presentation was given by member,  Harriet Hoffman.

Harriet showing how to access a great website for
searching people who lived in Hawaii

Ad for H.M. Moore in city director and old Honolulu map
Thanks to Linda DuBee and Donna Wendt for the refreshments.   
 News and hints from the genealogy world were given.   
We had time for Stan Jones and Kathy Hudson to briefly discuss their favorite  discovery/great website/ genealogy question / favorite ancestor/ question / or other genealogy related topic. 
Some of the members getting ready for the meeting

Linda DuBee serving Hawaii Pineapple Cake and Harriet Hoffman enjoying it before her presentation

   Next meting will be August 10th, 2013 at the same place and same time.

   Note is made for a program on genealogy on the Big Island:
            In Search of Our Ancestor’s
Hilo, Hawaii
            July 27, 2013
            LDS Family History Center, on Kilauea Ave, next to 7-11

 Don't forget that the new eight episode season of "Who Do You Think You Are" starts on Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 on The Learning Channel "TCL" which is  on channels 71, 331, and 132 in Honolulu. I think at 8pm.