September 18, 2012, our students will hold an AVA Konohiki Website Launch Party to train students and community on how to use our website to search for Land Commission Awards, testimonies and maps. This event will be held in Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, 2645 Dole Street, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi from 5-7 pm, so mark your calendars!Our students follow the motto of Hawaiʻinuiākea: 100 Generations of Ancestral Knowledge to Share with the World!For the past 2 years, the team of 15 AVA Konohiki have been harvesting, transcribing, and proofreading these 8,500 land records, and now are wanting to share them with the world at http://www.avakonohiki.org/
ava-home>.The website begins with the 932 pages of LCAs in Volume 4, and the first 40 pages of Foreign Testimonies, both the handwritten original pdfs, as well as the typewritten transcriptions.Over the next few weeks, handwritten pdfs and their transcriptions of all 10 LCA volumes will be uploaded. Eventually, transcriptions for all 24 volumes of Foreign and Native Testimonies will be uploaded along with the handwritten original pdfs too. By the end of Year 3 of the grant, there will be 12,400 land documents available. This will make genealogy and land researching available at our fingertips! If you want monthly updates about new materials being loaded on the website, you can ask to be put on the mailing list at email@example.com.