What is Hawaiian Roll?

The Hawaiian Roll was the old Hawaiian Registry Program. The new site can be found here: https://www.oha.org/registry

The Hawaiian Registry Program (HRP) is the branch of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). They handle all the Native Native Hawaiian ancestry verification.

Once an individual’s ancestry is verified, HRP will issue a Hawaiian Registry card as proof of being verified as Native Hawaiian in accordance to our verification procedures. HRP strives to verify Hawaiian ancestry through biological parentage. No blood quantum is required.The Hawaiian Registry card confirms your Hawaiian ancestry, which is one of the requirements to be eligible for OHA Programs, such as OHA loans and grants, and for OHA-sponsored programs, such as OHA-funded scholarships.

* Ancestry verification cards must be renewed every 5 years.

Nan Inc Owner Patrick Shin Wanted To Keep This Site Alive

Patrick Shin, the CEO of Nan Inc Constructions decided to keep this site alive, and repurpose it as a blog that talks about all the amazing people who have some connection with the island of Hawaii.

There’s so many great people living, that it would be a shame to let this blog die. From athletes to famous singers, Hawaii is home to some of the most famous people today!

Who is Patrick Shin?