I've been working on my Family History for the last couple of weeks and have made some interesting discoveries. Actually I've done some research off and on over the years. Just decided to get serious and see how far I can go.
There are 4 family names in my family and have some research on all of them. Chung-Hoon is, of course, my father's father. Akina is his mother. Hulihe'e is my mother's father and Camara is my mother's mother.
I have done research on all of these families and have a bit of information on all of them. Special finds have been information on my great grandfather Chung-Hoon and the name of the Hawaiian woman he married, my great grandmother. Finding the names of my Chung-Hoon grandmother's parents and her siblings. Also the names of my Portuguese great, great grandparents, Manuel Moniz and Gertrude de Jesus Sousa, whose daughter Maria married August Jacinth Camara, Grandma Hulihe'e's parents.
I've written about Gordon Chung-Hoon on my Facebook page. He was quite the football star when he was at the Naval Academy. His brother, Edwin, was a medical doctor who did some extensive research finding a cure for Hansen's disease. William Chung-Hoon, Jr (Dad's brother) was the City and County Treasurer of Honolulu. He held that position until his death. Cousin Gordon also ran for public office. Grandma Chung-Hoon had two brothers that held public office, one of them was a senator.
I've been using several different web sites to look for information...Family Search which is the Mormon Church's site; My Heritage that I used to do my DNA for my 75th birthday; Archives, Find a Grave and Ancestry. I did a free trial subscription with Newspapers.com which I cancelled. I will continue to use Family Search and Ancestry; I've found the most information on those sites.
I love searching, digging, seeing what I can find on different family members. I'm hoping to put together a record for Denise.
Sonny the Fish
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