Begins this evening: An exploration of genealogy borne from library collaboration

illustration of tree roots and words know your roots

A series of free workshops on genealogy will be presented beginning this month through a collaboration of UH West Oahuʻs James & Abigail Campbell Library and the Nānākuli Public Library.

The series will tackle issues related to researching ancestors and will present information on types of resources found at libraries and archives. Each of the workshops will present different topics through a number of different guest speakers.  The workshops will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. on the dates below at the the Nānākuli Public Library. The library opened in April 2018 on a 3-acre site next to the Nānāikapono Elementary School on Farrington Highway.

The current schedule for the series includes the following:

  • Aug. 9: The cultural importance of genealogy and what genealogy resources available through the Hawaiʻi State Library System.
  • Aug. 16: How to find and use oral histories and newspapers.
  • Sept. 13: How to get your research started at archival repositories.
  • Sept. 20: Representatives from local archives talk about what their collections can offer patrons.

Other workshops will be scheduled for the series, which is scheduled to run through Nov. 15.  Questions about the workshops? Call the Nānākuli library at (808) 668-5844.

Image courtesy of James & Abigail Campbell Library