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Tabag speaks about genealogy (Jan. 28 & Jan. 31)


Florence (Aunty Wai) Tabag will present a Hawaiian perspective onmookuauhau (genealogy) in a Puana Ka Ike (Imparting Knowledge) lecture in Kona and an Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo.

Tabag will speak on Hawaiian genealogy 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the Keauhou Beach Resort, Conference Room Kahaluu III, in Kona and noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, UCB 127.

Tabag, of Kahaluu with ancestral ties to Kawaihae, will discuss Hawaiian family and land connections and papahanaumoku, the practice of genealogy.

Affectionately called “Aunty Wai,” Tabag has compiled a vast collection of Hawaiian family genealogies. She acknowledges the importance of connecting families to the aina from which they originate. One of her goals is to help connect all the Kahaluu, Kona, families through their genealogies.

For more information on Tabag’s presentations, contact Joy Cunefare at 808-534-8528 or e-mail

For lecture schedules and webcasts of previous lectures, visit……

The Puana Ka Ike and Eia Hawaii lecture series are presented in partnership with Keauhou-Kahaluu Education Group of Kamehameha Schools, The Kohala Center, the Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Keauhou Beach Resort.

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