Connecting roots: Books documenting Portuguese immigrants on display Saturday

  • Kahealani Martins Curammeng sits with Glenn Carvalho to help him find his ancestors in one of the six volumes of Portuguese immigrant names at the Plantation Museum in Papaikou on Nov. 19. Martins Curammeng spent five years identifying over 22,000 Portuguese immigrants who migrated to Hawaii from 1878 to 1913. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Kahealani Martins Curammeng points to a name in one of her six volumes of Portuguese immigrant names. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Kahealani Martins Curammeng sits inside the Hawaii Plantation Museum in Papaikou with the six volumes of Portuguese immigrant names that she has curated. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

The Hawaii Plantation Museum is hosting an event that could help residents learn about their ancestors.