Mo'okuauhau (Geneaology Research)


Mo'okuauhau (Geneaology Research)

A group created with the purpose of helping Hawaiians research their genealogy and make renewed connections with extended ohana via the internet.

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Comment by Terri Kauai on July 22, 2014 at 2:32pm

I am trying to trace the Poepoe line..I got up to Kamailolo Paaoao, father of John S. Poepoe of Honuaula, Maui.  Anyone know the genealogy before that?

Comment by Danielle Kapiolani Grauman on April 3, 2013 at 11:49am

aloha! I love reading everyone's posts. Thank you for being so thorough. 

I am researching my Ohana from multiple points on my grandfather's side (William K Namahoe): NAMAHOE, HONUNAKAHA, PUU, WONGHOE, KAUHOLA, KUAMO'O. The oral legend in our Ohana is that we are descended from High Chief Heulu and his son Keawe-a-Heulu.

On my grandmother's (Catherine Waiola Wong) side I am researching: WONG, HILINA'I, SPENCER, LEVY, KA'UPENA to name a few. (My 2nd great grandmother was Cecelia Ku'ualoha Kaupena-who allegedly was a lady in waiting for Queen Liliuokalani). My Tutu Ku'ualoha descends from KAHAOPULANI (the Hanai mother of Kamehameha I). My grandmother and her family talk that their genealogy hails from the Pele line.

Since my Tutu Namahoe was not raised by his family, our genealogy is scant.

And I sadly was not raised by my own father and have had to acquire most of my information the old fashioned way (which I love!). Thank OHANA and Malama Pono.


Comment by kukuna o ka la on February 27, 2013 at 2:58am

Dear Ms. Gora,

With the Rice v Cayetano Opinion guiding the fakeState,  it looks as though the maka'ainana will face another 1959 experience.  
If "democracy" is the guiding light in the formation of "the governing entity" by the withering Office of Hawaiian Affairs,  then the notion that the present inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands would accept political rule by the Hawaiians,  an alien elite,  is far- fetched.  Yet this is the argument that "Free Hawai'i" is discussing.  The reinstatement of government by Hawaiians will be loved by almost everyone.

Truthfully,  we all live and breathe every day the rule by "alien elite" !

With all the trappings of "democracy",  our daily lives run into the fact that a small minority MAKES the final decisions at every turn.   

So how rational would it be,  for the Hawaiian politicians to be accepted by the present inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands as a "dominant minority" ??

Big Islander Joseph Nawahi would ask: "Are the present inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands READY to accept a "dominant minority" made up of Lei- Stand maka'ainana ??"

This is a mouthful !!  Thank Sweet Jesus for providing the UH Manoa "Brain Trust" to help us understand these problems.

Comment by kukuna o ka la on February 7, 2013 at 10:11am

Where is Your King ??

Where is Your King ??

Royalists !  Often at 'Iolani  I  hear like whisperings from the Palace.  
One afternoon Coach John Madden crossed my mind.  "He has one good hit left in him."

In the studio talking with veteran football players,  Coach John Madden from the Oakland Raiders would assess the physical condition of a retired champion player as well as the spirit of the gridiron hero with "Oh yeah.  He looks like he still has one good hit left in him !"  Meaning that  if we suited up this old timer in his pads and all,  the old timer would probably be able to throw one last Super Bowl type "hit" on his man.  

Gazing on 'Iolani Palace one thinks mainly about DEFENSE.  They asked Kamehameha the Great "Offense or Defense ??"  "Defense !" was His answer.  At 'Iolani Palace the Hawaiians played mainly Defense.  At the other Palaces across the Kingdom they played mostly Defense as well.  

I  thought about Kings and Queens of Hawai'i.  I  remembered my tour of the Bishop Museum.  Their descendants today look over their genealogies from time to time.  Some descendants are born into filthy rich Hawaiian families; some in a tent in Makaha.  It's impossible to tell which keiki might be destined to the Throne at 'Iolani Palace.  That's the way the world works !  So the thought crossed my mind as  I  glanced at that Palace: "Maybe the Hawaiians still have one good King left in 'em !"  

Who can doubt that the stage is here ?  What a beautiful Palace.

The immune systems of Hawaiians seem better now.  That's for sure !  But just like an oldtimer from the gridiron,  you have to worry about that last hit being fatal.  Who would venture to say definitely "The Hawaiians still have one good King left in them."  ?  Or "There's a chance that the Hawaiians still have one good King left in 'em."  But then  I  looked at all the big buildings standing around 'Iolani Palace.  They weren't here before time.  The Kings and Queens did not see these buildings when they looked out the Palace windows.  If there is one good King still left in the Hawaiians,  it looks like He will still be playing Defense.  I  guess one would look into the eyes of a child as well as study the way he walks and try to find the signs that the kid would be good on Defense.  If the kid looks like a good quarterback,  forget it !  

Of what use are the genealogies,  if the most important Succession is omitted ?? 

John Madden chats with Oakland Raiders Defensive End Matt Shaughnessy and Line Backer Trevor Scott (right).

Photo by Tony Gonzales.

Comment by Tazhi Pu'uhonua Tavares on January 27, 2013 at 10:00pm

@Anson Pa'alani Sing regarding Kipapa and Kekapahaukea, they are from Hawai'i island. I have a little info on them that I'll have to go look for in my papers. I requested to add you. In the meantime, i'll go look and see what I have. Are they your kupuna?

Comment by Sharon Moraes on January 15, 2013 at 11:52am


I would appreciate any information regarding Hinau `ohana?  Also, information on John Kinomakani (Kaaumoana) would be appreciated too.  I understand that he was `ohana to John Kukahiko (originally from Hawai`i Island).  Information on Hinau `ohana, originally from Waimanu Valley on Hawai`i Island, would be appreciated.



Comment by Barbi Halalu Silva on November 28, 2012 at 12:32pm

Does anyone have info on:

Konohia k  =  Ohao Luaehu Kanehailua w

child: Elizabeth Hamanalau Konohia = Uu Poina Keliimahiai k

their child: Hattie KEALOHAPAUOLEOLEINAWIOKAMAKUA Keliimahiai = Samual Pouli Kalahele.


Comment by Barbi Halalu Silva on November 14, 2012 at 1:20pm

Aloha, I am researching an ancestor HUKIKU (k) md. KALA (w) 2/15/1866 Island of Kauai. If anyone knows,connection,etc. Please e-mail me at >genealogy.Great mahalo's.

Comment by Ka'iulani Kauihou on August 3, 2012 at 3:06pm

Aloha mai kakou! I also have Teteki in my family line and was wondering if someone could site the source of his name.  I'm working on my family's geneaology and would like to learn more about tracing back the Hawaiian side of the family.  Any help would be much appreciated.  Mahalo nui!

Comment by Jeff Renaud on June 18, 2012 at 9:06am

Barbi : yes we do have Teteki Kaihe as our tutu.  I was looking at my documents I do see one of our Kaihe named Kalani Kaihe havng a 2nd wife name Kapuana Heleloa married in 1855.  I am not sure about the NZ line any info to search is good :) mahalo


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