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I come from a typical Hawaiian family: if you didn't ask about the past, you weren't told. And if you did ask and got a reply, it was usually given with some reluctance and a look that said you were "ni'ele" (nosey). |
In the early '70s, I found my maternal grandparents' marriage certificate among my mother's keepsakes. I knew my grandpa was "hanai" (raised) by his paternal uncle and aunt - my mom and her siblings considered them "grandparents". But on the marriage cert, my grandpa's parents are people I had never heard of. And that's how it all began. . .I needed to know.
Today, my mo'oku'auhau (genealogy) on both sides includes more than 1,500 names. I know who the 'mystery' parents are; I know my grandpa's hanai mom was actually his half-sister; I know where my great-grandparents are buried. And because I know, my grandchildren and their grandchildren will know. I'm a firm believer in: "You have to know where you came from in order to know where you're going."
Thank you, FAG and fellow-contributors, for the information you provide and most importantly for the respect each memorial is given.
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|David A Swiger||William Richardson|
Thank you so much for that tip. I did as you said and was able to add quite a bit of information to his memorial. Also sounds like he was a very interesting man.
|Frank K.||RE: Kuluahiokalani Pali|
NO - thank you for catching that - good eye sight !!!
Added by Frank K. on Jun 14, 2014 1:24 PM
|Dominique||RE: your uncle|
You welcome. I will always transfer family members are close friends.. You can honor your family members better then I can.. You friend here in Tulsa Oklahoma
I just transferred the memorial for your uncle and aunt. (I also added you to my friends list.. Happy Aloha back to you..
|Patricia Hampton||Thank you|
Thank you so much for the additional information for Lydia Pohjola. I have updated her file. Much appreciated. Pat