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Bibliography for my Hawaii Genealogy Research Trip

Books I read ahead or bought along the way:

The Betrayal of Liliuokalani, Last Queen of Hawaii, by Helena G. Allen, 1991

Washington Place: A First Lady’s Story, by Jean Aryoshi, 2004

Around the World with a King, by William N. Armstrong, 2009 (King Kalakua’s international trip of 1881 to Asia, Europe and the United States)

Mauna A’la: Hawai’I’s Royal Mausoleum, by Don Chapman with William Kaihe’ekai Mai’oho, 2004

Oahu Revealed, 3rd Edition, by Andrew Doughty, 2010

The Queen’s Quilt, by Rhoda E. A. Hackler and Loretta G. H. Woodard, published by the Friends of Iolani Palace, 2004

Hanai: A Poem for Queen Liliuokalani, by John Dominis Holt

Monarchy in Hawaii, by John Dominis Holt

Recollections: Memoirs of John Dominis Holt, 1919-1935

Robert William Holt: Founder of the Holt Family in Hawaii, by John Dominis Holt and Terry Lawhead, 1988

The Hawaiian Kingdom, Volumes 1 – 3, by Ralph S. Kuykendall, 1996

Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen- by Lili’uokalani, Queen of Hawai’i, 1991(basically her autobiography)

The Kumulipo: A Hawaiian Creation Chant, by Lili’uokalani with Martha Warren Beckwith, 2008

The Hawaiian Monarchy, by Allan Seiden, 2005


Websites to check out:

Washington Place

320 Beretania Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

(808) 536-8040

Iolani Palace

364 South King Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

(808) 522-0822

The bookstore is located in the historic Barracks Building

M-Sat, 9:30 AM to 5PM (phone orders, too, for books and gifts)

Bishop Museum and Library

1525 Bernice Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

(808) 847-3511

Hawaii State Archives

Kekauluohi Building

Iolani Palace Grounds

354 South King Street

Honolulu, Hawaii

(808) 586-0329

Native Books/ Na Mea Bookstore

Ward Warehouse

1050 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 1000

Honolulu, Hawaii

(808) 597-8967

“Read like an Iolani Palace Docent” blog post dated 23 July 2010, a list of books required if you would like to be a docent at Iolani Palace. Many of the books I listed above are on this list. I could give tours, but it’s a long commute!


Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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