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Kauaua ‘Ohana reunion 2018 will be held on Kauai at the Lydgate Park, Wailua on June 22 to 24, 2018. Information and registration form can be found on websites KauauaOhana.com; KauauaOhanaKauai.com; and Facebook-KauauaKauai. Plan early to reserve your accommodations and rent-ācar. Call Clarence Ariola Jr. (808) 639-9637 or email cariolajr@hawaii.rr.com for more information.


The descendants of the unions of Katherine Kaahea & Samuel Kipi and Katherine Kaahea & William Miliona Kahele will be gathering on O‘ahu at Mā‘ili Beach Park in Mā‘ili on Friday, April 27, 2018 – Sunday, April 29, 2018. Camp setup begins Friday with pot blessing and movie night. Saturday includes Continental Breakfast, lunch and pa‘ina throughout the day. Saturday’s agenda: cultural activities, scavenger hunt, entertainment, BINGO and fellowship. T-shirts & tank tops will be on sale designed by John Kahele, Jr. Order forms available by calling Doreen Sylva (808) 520-4065 / email: doreensylva@yahoo.com. We look forward to seeing you, our ‘ohana, in Mā‘ili, O‘ahu in April 2018. To receive Family Meeting Minutes, email or text us your address. For more information, contact Pauahi Leoiki (808) 445-5352 or email cpleoiki@gmail.com or call or text Kapua Kahele (808) 259-9456. Let’s contact all ‘ohana to join us in 2018. ‘A hui hou!!!


The descendants of Kuakahela and Keaka Kalimaonaona is scheduled for July 28 and 29 2018 in KailuāKona at Makaeo Events Pavilion. Children: Naiheauhau, Kealohapauole, Kaunahi, Kaaihue, Kamau, Kimona (Simeona), Malia, Wahinelawaia and J. K. Kuakahela. Please come and join us to plan this 2-day event. Please contact Agnes if you have questions (808) 987-1884.


We invite the descendants of Gabriel Elia Lani & Mary Santos Rita Lani, their children being: Gabriel Jr, Mary Rawlins, Thomas, David, James, Alice Acasio/DeMello, Samuel, Henry, Mitchell, Lillian Mawae. Reunion will be held at One Ali‘i Park on the island of Moloka‘i, Friday, March 23rd thru Sunday, March 25, 2018. Please contact Eddie Lani at (808) 336-0968, KimberlyLani@yahoo.com, or Facebook group page Lani ‘Ohana.


Joseph Lovell a me Mary Mele Holokahiki Family reunion.Start planning your trip to the beautiful Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i. July 12-15, 2018. Mary Mele Holokahiki was born in Polulu Valley. We will be gathering to celebrate together our Hawaiian Heritage and this union. We need your kokua: serve on a committee, donate or plan to attend. Please contact the family email lovell.holokahiki@gmail.com or call Teri (808) 494-5384.


ave the date July 14, 2018. Family of Thomas Robins and Victoria Friedenburg will be gathering in Ka‘u on the Big Island next summer. More information to follow. Please contact the family emails at robinsfamily808@gmail.com, robins2friedenburg@gmail.com, or call Kim at (808) 929-7130.



Looking for genealogy records for my great grandmother on my father’s side. Mary Cullen 1869-1920 married John Fernandez 1860-1939. Their daughter Madeline Fernandez Colburn. Please call or text Pauahi Colburn at (808) 722-8400. Mahalo nui.


Looking for descendants or related ‘Ohana Members of ‘BILL KAIWA’, aka ‘SOLOMAN ANI. Please contact ROBERTA BOLLIG (320) 248-3656 or flh63kb@yahoo.com MAHALO!


Are you looking for an ancestor at Kalaupapa? Ka ‘Ohana O Kalaupapa, a nonprofit organization made up of Kalaupapa residents, family members and friends, might be able to help. We have information on more than 7.000 people sent to Kalaupapa. Contact ‘Ohana Coordinator Valerie Monson at vmonson@kalaupapaohana.org or call (808) 573-2746.


Looking for descendants or related family members of Ellen P. Kamakau. Born at Kaopipa/Kaupipa, Maui on September 3, 1850. Since, deceased. Please contact (808) 366-0847 or lruby@Hawaii.edu.


Looking for genealogy records or family members for my grandmother Hannah Keawe born 1875 in North Kohala, HI. Married my grandfather Henry K. Iaea born 1880 in Ka‘u, HI. Married 1901 Hon. Territory of Hawai‘i birth 1896-1909. Index by name of mother Keawe Hannah, father Henry K. Iaeā child Elizabeth Kalua born 7/19/1898 in North Kohala. Please call Ned Iaea (808) 979-1800 or (808) 426-1061. Mahalo!


We are looking for the descendants of the unions of Meleana Kaimuali‘i Kina (Moloka‘i) and George Walter Lincoln, Nellie Lihue Lincoln and Charles Anson Bailey (Maui), Nellie Lihue Bailey (Maui) and John Domingo Joyce, Pearl “Peachie” Marie K. Bailey (Maui) and West LaFortune, Meleana Wahineho‘ohano Nui (Maui/Moloka‘i) and Samuel Moewale Kaleo (brother to Charles Lui Ko‘oko‘o and Kunewa Moewale). We are planning a reunion for October 2018. Please contact us at: oct2018.reunion@gmail.com or call Phyllis @ (808) 291-5826, Kanani @ (808) 674-6679, or Moana @ (808) 744-9901.


Looking for descendants of Japanese drifters who came to O‘ahu in 1841, much earlier than the first Japanese immigrants came to Hawai‘i. Kuemo or Kuemono (original name is Goemon) came from Tosa, Japan and he naturalized to the Kingdom of Hawai‘i on Jan 10, 1845. He lived in Honouliuli as a farmer from 1847 and seems to married to a Hawaiian lady “Hina” on May 20, 1851 according to marriage record. I am also looking for descendants of Kolaimo, who’s original name is Toraemon of Tosa, Japan and naturalized to the Kingdom of Hawai‘i on Feb 13, 1847. He worked as a carpenter under Mr. Heart, married to a Hawaiian lady and died in O‘ahu. Please contact Harry (808) 777-9187 or harryporterkiawe@gmail.com Mahalo!


Looking for lineage from Joseph Kekukupena Apuakehau, 1857-1936, and Miliama “Miriam” Kaopua, 1857-1919, to Kalaimanokaho‘owaha also known as Kana‘ina nui (Big Island Ali‘i), circa 1778, to Alapa‘i Nui (Big Island King, 1725-1754). Any and all information will be greatly appreciate. Mahalo! Please send email to Miriam: matar02@Hawaiiantel.net.


Looking for genealogical information on Kamala Kali Nalauai (possibly Naluai?) b.abt.1870 (I have no other information at this time on Kamala) who married Lui Kapi‘ioho b. abt.1854 or 1864. They had 6 known children together. Lui Kapi‘ioho is the brother of Hika‘alani Kapi‘ioho b. Aug.1858, twins Kou & Kamai Kapi‘ioho b. Nov. 8,1861, ALL said children of Maunalei (w) & Kapi‘ioho (k) who were married 1847 in Ewa, Oahu. Seeking more information on Kapi‘ioho ‘Ohana as well. Please contact Mapuanā usinewa@gmail.com.


the descendants of Kamukai Wikoli and Amelia Akoi, collectively known as the Victor ‘Ohana, will be holding its 2018 reunion at the Nani Mau Gardens in Hilo from 17-19 August. Information and registration forms will be available online at www.victor-ohana.org or www.facebook.com/the.victor.ohana. Email dwight@victor-ohana.org with questions. Mahalo!


Searching for family members and genealogical records of George (‘Ainaahiahi/Kaaniaahiahi) Waiolama born about June 5, 1892 in Kahakuloa, Maui. Mother: Kawao Kaainaahiahi Kahakuloa, Maui. Father: (George Sr.) Waiolama of Wailuku,Maui. George Jr. is a half brother of my grandmother Elizabeth “Lizzie” Leialoha Cook. Also, family members of Waiolama on Oahu, Helemano area, who was a brother in law of 3x great uncle Konohiki Namahana (Mahoe) (if this is the one and same Waiolama family?). Please contact Sissy Akui at kealohamaiole@gmail.com. Mahalo!