About DRogers

M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

Hawaii and Hawaiians – Links

Hawaii and Hawaiians Outside of Hawaii – Genealogy and Family History Links

Hawaii Genealogy, FamilySearch wiki. Hawaiian records on-line at FamilySearch include Births and Christenings, 1852-1933; Marriages, 1826-1922; Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919; Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present; Honolulu Index to Passengers, Not Including Filipinos, 1900-1952; Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953 – all indexed. And unindexed records (2015) – California, Airplane Passenger Lists from Honolulu, Hawaii, 1947-1948; Index to Filipino Arrivals to Honolulu, 1946; Index to Filipino Passengers Arriving at Honolulu, 1900-1952; Passenger Lists of Airplanes departing Honolulu, 1942-1948: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Hawaii_Genealogy

Hawaiian Research, Locality Guide by Darcie M. Hind Posz: http://progenstudy.org/locality-guides

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collections. Passenger, land, probate, book indexes; vital statistics and WW I service indexes: http://archives1.dags.hawaii.gov/gsdl/cgi-bin/library

Hawaiian Roots. Indexes (includes 1878/1895 census), history, naming practices, Northwest Coast Hawaiians: http://www.hawaiian-roots.com

Hawaii USGenWeb. State and County resources, guides, queries, etc., Portuguese Immigration to Hawaii 1878-1913, Cemetery Project: www.higenweb.org

Ulukau, Hawaiian Electronic Library: http://ulukau.org/index.php?l=en

Genealogical Resources in Hawaii, Honolulu Genealogical Society: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hihcgs/resources.html

Native Hawaiian Genealogy Society: https://sites.google.com/site/nativehawaiiangenealogygroup/

Portuguese Genealogical Society of Hawaii: http://www.portugueseancestry.com/genealogy/html/phgs.cfm

Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy by Melody LaSalle: http://melrootsnwrites.hubpages.com/hub/portuguese-hawaiian-genealogy

Your Island Roots: Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Genealogy and Heritage Website: http://www.yourislandroutes.com/

Hawaiian Historical Society: https://www.hawaiianhistory.org/about/

Hawai’i Digital Newspapers: https://hdnpblog.wordpress.com/

BCGS free Open House, July 12 and Library Week – July 13-18, 2015.

BCGS_Library-Family_HistoriesThe annual BCGS free Walter Draycott Library Week begins Sunday, July 12th with the Open House from 2-4 pm. Refreshments, including cake, door prizes. All interested are welcome.

From Monday, July 13th to Saturday, July 18th, the BCS Walter Draycott Library is open free to all interested from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Talks and activities are scheduled for each day – check the BCGS Annual Library Week page for more details.


BCGS – Family History Book Awards – 2014

The following books were awarded First, Second and Third prizes in the British Columbia Genealogical Society Family History Book Awards for 2014 at a special Awards evening in Burnaby, June 13, 2015:




First – A Dempster History: From England to Canada Through India 1796-2014 by Eleanore Dempster.


Second – The Deanshaven Story: How to Float a Grand Piano and Other Necessities of Invention by Pauline Butling.






Third – My Hometown, My Furusato: Family History of Greenwood-Midway by Chuck Tasaka.

See the main BCGS Family History Award page for event photos.