GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:
http://jerryreed.com

I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hawaii Digital Libraries

There are two digital libraries available that cover Hawaii history and culture. Ulukau was the first one established, and it contains documents that were written in Hawaiian, with the translation included if one is available. The second of the digital libraries is the Hawaiʻi Digital Library (HDL). It contains materials about Hawaiʻi that were written in English. If you have research needs in the state you might first want to view the publication: Manual on Retrieval of Genealogical and Land Information. Another interesting volume is: The Polynesian Family System in Kaʻu, Hawaiʻi. The Fornlader volumes will also give you some insight into the early life and the Polynesian race. Actual vital statistics don't seem to be available here. However the site is full of historical information that will give you some ideas where you need to look next, if your genealogy has roots in Hawaii.

hawaiidigitallibrary.org

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