Poomaikelani’s search for alii genealogies, 1883.


It is being advertised and shown to the public that the Board of Genealogy of Hawaiian Chiefs [Papa Kuauhau Alii] is prepared to hear the genealogies of those who put forward their pedigree as related to the Chiefly Class, every first Monday of the months of the year, where they put before us the clear genealogy written down in this fashion:

FATHER [makuakane]——— MOTHER [makuahine]

GRANDFATHER [kupunakane] ——— GRANDMOTHER [kupunawahine]

GREAT GRANDFATHER [kualuakane] ——— GREAT GRANDMOTHER [kualuawahine]


And so forth until the earliest that the genealogist can show.

A notice will be given and time will be set aside for those who object to the genealogies that will be published, for those who know the old stories and mele, you come as well. Time will be set aside for them to come to the Business Office of the Papa Kuauhau Alii, on the Palace Grounds in the town of Honolulu, Oahu. Commencing at 9 o’clock in the morning, until 2 o’clock in the afternoon on the Mondays mentioned previously.

Signed on this day the 26th of June, 1883.  J. A. Nahaku,

Secretary of the Papa Kuauhau Alii.  Approved by:



(Elele Poakolu, 8/1/1883, p. 4)


Ka Elele Poakolu, Buke IV, Helu 31, Aoao 4. Augate 1, 1883.

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