Who has taken you “under their wing?”
I was recently reading a short piece by Elliot Holokauahi Pulham in which he traces the Hawaiian branch of his lineage back to his 8th Great Grandfather who was an Uncle to Kamehameha the Great. I have often heard that Hawaiians love genealogy and one can see this love in the text of mele chants and the events portrayed through the art of hula. My sense is that this Hawaiian love of genealogy roots the individuals within family and within history which is often that of Hawaiʻi itself.
Perhaps the need for certainty is what has driven me to track down the lineage of both of my parents. On Dad’s side I have been able to get back to Germany of the 1800’s and the Danish-German branch of the family. He also has a Blackfoot American Indian branch, the investigation of which has brought me limited success. …
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