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Trish Elliott-Kashima,

County Coordinator

About Me


My name is Trish Elliott-Kashima, and I serve as the County Coordinator for Hawaii County HIGenWeb, which I adopted in 2015.  My husband's grandparents came from Japan to the Islands of Maui and Hawaii in the early 1900's and I lived on Oahu for three years as a child.  I am also the County Coordinator for Whitfield County GAGenWeb since 2011,  Marion County GAGenWeb since 2013; Talbot County GAGenWeb since 2017 and Beaverhead County MTGenWeb since 2016, Nome Bourough AKGenWeb since 2017 and  Placer County CAGenWeb in 2018.   


 I have had a lifelong interest (obsession really) in my family's ancestry and in history in general.  I used to look for answers to other people's "brick wall" queries.  Eventually I searched for a way to reach and help more people with their genealogy, which evolved to my  volunteering to be a County Coordinator.  I really enjoy being a County Coordinator - and I think you would too!

The sites in the USGenWeb Project would never be successful if it were not for contributors and volunteers!  If you have anything you would like to add to Hawaii County, please email me anytime!  If you have information you would like to add for a different County in Hawaii, click here for a full list of the counties and County Coordinators.  If the county you are looking for is in a different state, please visit the USGenWeb Project and pick the state of your choice, located on the left hand side of their page and from that state click on the appropriate county, borough, or  parish site.


About the HIGenWeb Project

The HIGenWeb Project is a grass-roots all volunteer genealogical/historical effort.   Each county webpage is commercial free and contains useful tips, online databases particular to that area, volunteer lookups, surname queries, descriptions of local libraries, historical background information, contact information, and much more.  All information is free.  For more about the HIGenWeb Project, or more information on volunteering, contact the HIGenWeb State Coordinator, Maggie Stewart To become a volunteer for the HIGenWeb Project, please contact Maggie Stewart to become a County Coordinator for one of the Hawaiian Islands.  If you would like to volunteer by submitting information to county sites, please contact the County Coordinator by selecting their name from

the HIGenWeb County Listing.


About the USGenWeb Project

In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists led by Jeff Murphy organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which evolved into the KyGenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for genealogy data and research for all counties in Kentucky. In addition, the information for each county would be indexed and cross-linked to make it easier for researchers to find a name or data that they sought. In June 1996, as the KyGenWeb Project was nearing 100% county coverage, interested volunteers decided to create a similar set of pages for all states, establishing The USGenWeb Project. Bill Couch wanted to follow in the footsteps of the KY Project with a similar site for Arkansas. Jeff Murphy set up a main page for the states that included a template for volunteers to use. Announcements were made to genealogy mailing lists and newsgroups and news of this Project was spread by email and word of mouth. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the efforts for each state, and additional volunteers were sought to create and maintain websites for every county in the United States. By July of 1996 most states were online with state homepages and most had several volunteers. The USGenWeb Project has a timeline of events, this can be viewed here.  If you would like to join the USGenWeb Project, there are several ways you can volunteer!

 Become a County Coordinator for a county, parish or borough where available by visiting the state you are interested.Volunteer by submitting transcriptions of cemeteries, census, vital records.

Volunteer in any of the Special Projects:

USGenWeb Archives Project

USGenWeb African American Griots Project

USGenWeb Lineage Project

Tombstone Transcription Project

Volunteer in any of the Sub-Special Projects

USGenWeb Digital Map Library

The Pension Project

Census Project

Church Records Project

Marriage Records Project

Family Group Sheet Project

Obituary Project

Special Collections Project


The possibilities to volunteer in the USGenWeb Project are endless!  Contact a County Coordinator, State Coordinator or Project Coordinator for

more information or to contribute transcriptions, photographs or records.


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This page was last updated on -02/11/2018