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To all descendants of (h) Apela married (w) Waiolae, children are: Kaiapa Apela, (h) James W. Kaleohano (w) Kekipi. Tutu Kekipi’s parents are: (h) Keawe (w) Poaimoku, whose children are: (w) Kuaana (h) Peahi Kealakai, (h) Hawila (w) Alice Wentworth, (h) Holualoa (w) Keawehaku Kaholi, (h) HolHolua (w) Keawehaku Kaonohi, (h) Apela (w) Kamela Kaula (h) Howard Hawila Kaleohano & (w) Alice Ale Wentworth, There will be a family reunion July 7 and 8, 2018, in Kailua-Kona at the Old Kona Airport. Descendants of Ella Kawailani Wentworth (Obed Naukana Kaiawe), Moses Moke Wentworth (Annie Kaapa/Ilima Uhai Hao). Alice Ale Wentworth (George K. Beck Sr.), Louisa Kekipi Kaleohano (James Kealaiki Sr.), Annie Kaleohano (Annum Y. Kealamakia), Adeline Waialoa Kaleohano (Moses Keale Sr./Joseph Kahale), Sophia Kapono Kaleohano (Daniel Huakanou Kaiawe), Smith Kaleohano (Louisa Kawale Kaupu), Howard Hawila Kaleohano (Mabel U. Kahale/Lily Kanohea), Daisy Kauwana Kaleohano (Acho Young), Mary Haulani Kaleohano (W. Kurishige/J. Valera) are all invited to this event. For registration and more info, contact Dean Kaiawe (808) 987-3229, Sonya Fukushima (808) 323-3574, Christine Mendoza (808) 430-5547 or visit the Kaleohano/Wentworth family page on Facebook for updates. kaleohano.wentworth@gmail.com.


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 Kuakahela and Keaka Kalimaonaona is scheduled for July 28 and 29 2018 in Kailua-Kona 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.


The descendants of Seraphine Lopes & Pakele Kaluahine Kahumoku “2nd Ohana Reunion” is being held on July 29 – 29, 2018 at Swanzy Beach Park, 51-489 Kamehameha Hwy., Ka‘a‘awa, O‘ahu. The reunion gathering day is Saturday, July 28, from 10a to 9p. Please join us for lunch and dinner, bring a main dish w/ dessert. ‘Ohana will have music, games, talk story and genealogy updates during the reunion. Camping is allowed on July 27 – 29, but you must obtain a C&C of Honolulu camping permit. The 13 descendants of Seraphine Lopes & Pakele Kaluahine Kahumoku are: Seraphine Jr., Louie, Tom, John (Violet Makia), Thomas (Annette Bogdanoff), Frank (Christina Bogdanoff), Eben “Nahi” (Maria Torres), Charles (Annie Ale Kaleleiki Apana), David (Hannah Higgins), Jenny (Nahi Kukui), Mary (George Schutte), Carrie (Joseph Keoki Paoa), & Girlty (George Medeiros). Musician volunteers are needed and monetary donations are welcomed. Funds will be used for picnic tables, tents, paper goods. For more information contact family representative: Ramona “Bully” DiFolco (808) 263-0121 or cell (808) 282-8921.


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.


The descendants of David Kaluahi Pua and Maria Kini are planning a family reunion on August 31 – September 2, 2018, at Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach, Ka‘u, Hawai‘i. We have secured the pavillion area for the 3 days. David and Maria had eight children, all of whom produced descendants. They were Violet (Pua) Waltjen, Caroline (Pua) Kauwe, Samuel Pua, David Pua Jr., Abigail aka Pake (Pua) Kaupu, Mary Mae aka Fat (Pua) Kaupu, Donald Pua and Eugene Pua. For more information, please contact Ala Kawaauhau at 808-345-5440 or by email at kawaauhauedward@yahoo.com. Please write “Pua Reunion” in the subject line. You may also visit the David Kaluahi Pua a me Maria Kini ‘ohana facebook page for updates.


The 2018 Puhi Reunion will be held the last weekend of June 2018, at the Hawaiian Home Hall in Waimea, Kamuela, Hawai‘i. Return to the Big Island for our 20th year! This reunion will recognize the descendants of Keawe and Keluia, the parents of Eddie Kenao Puhi, Jack Keawe Puhi, Walter Keawe Kaleikini, Esther Kaiona Keene and Helen Kalahiki Rickard. Pickup of registration will start from Friday evening, come for dinner and some wala‘au. Saturday morning will be our family event (roadtrip!), and later meet up for the pa’ina Saturday evening. Sunday will be our closing and wrap-up. Join our Facebook page 2018 Puhi Family Reunion. Or, email Daviann Kama or Ella Waiwaiole at puhireunion@gmail.com for more info. Aloha mai!


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.


The descendants of Lui Vera Cruz & Philomena Haili Kahalepaiwi will be gathering on Kaua‘i Friday June 29, 2018- Sunday July 1, 2018. Their children were all born in Līhue, Kaua‘i between 1881-1887. They are Caroline Line (Henry Awailua), Annie Mauna (William Adolpho; John Kamakau), Louis (Henrietta Nicholas; Elizabeth Kaliko; Cecilia Kahue; Flora Aki), Benito (Emma Lake), and Joseph Moekahi (Hattie Pomaikai; Flora Aki; Mary Saito). Please email Angela Neller at hiilani@fairpoint.net for registration information to be sent to you. The deadline for registration, t-shirts, and family group sheets is April 30, 2018.


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!



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.


My G-Grandparents Arsenio de Sousa Estrella & wife Carolina de Jesus Soeiro came from Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel, Azores. They arrived on O‘ahu in 1883 on the ship “Albergeldie” with their two children Manuel & Maria.They then went to work on the plantation in North Kohala, Hawai‘i and had Joseph, Wilhelmina, John & Antone. Somehow Arsenio left the family and where is unknown. Carolina then went to Wailuku, Maui and married Christino Lorenzo (Lawrence) and one son named Frank. I have known G-Uncles John & Antone since they lived on Maui where we grew up. The only G-Uncle we did know is Joseph who lived on O‘ahu. I cannot find any information on Maria and Manuel, unless they passed away on the Albergeldie coming here. My G-Grandmother Wilhelmina married Antone Lopes and had Henry, Louis, Sonny, Peter & William then remarried my Grandfather Antone Haleakala and had: Manuel, Evelyn & Frank (my father). So this is the line I am trying to research. Mahalo.


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.


Searching for genealogy, family members, foster or hanai records for my Great Grandmother, ROSE HIWA KAMEKONA, born June 15, 1909, 1st marriage to George Loa 1927 (one child with/Rose Loa/now Rose Lani) , 2nd marriage to Francis Kahawai 1928 – 1929 (three children with), deceased 1935. I am the grand-daughter of Rose Loa/Lani, great grand daughter to ROSE HIWA KAMEKONA. Please call/lv mess/text Luana @ #(808) 450-0103 or email lkeliikoa3@gmail.com.


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 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.


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 Oct 2018. Please contact us at: oct2018.reunion@gmail.com or call Phyllis @ 291-5826, Kanani @ 674-6679, or Moana @ (808) 744-9901. NALAUAI – 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 Mapuana – usinewa@ gmail.com.


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!