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Updated September 30, 2004

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I have my family ancestory files with me that was given to me by my father before he passed away. I got myself involved in genealogy because I care about my families who didn't have the opportunity to hear the gospel(The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints) while they were here on earth.
Upon during research for my family, I found alot of errors that were posted by either families who are by marriage into the Mauga & Togiola Family.
The Togiola has their family reunion every year in Los Angeles, California. The Mauga family reunion has been cancelled due to those who are trying to have a title to the Mauga name.
The Mauga & The Togiola are two well known Royal Families in American Samoa.
Mauga Moimoi took the name Mauga in 1890 until Governor Tilley
arrived in Samoa, the latter was the first commandant who made the first laws with Mauga Moimoi when the government established. From Governor Tilley in 1900 to Governor Dowling in 1935 of which period of 35 years "Mauga Moimoi has been performing his public services loyally to the government(District Governor). My great grandfather Mauga Moimoi died in 1935. His son Mauga, Palepoi Afamasaga(my grandfather)took the title 'MAUGA' whom died in 1964 at the Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, His body was flown by the Air Force to American Samoa and is buried on the MAUGA ESTATE in PagoPago, American Samoa. My Great Grandfather Mauga, Moimoi photo is hung at the white house in Washington DC and his history are in the history books of American Samoa.
Togiola, Leiato Peni is my grandmother Teena Afusia grandfather on her mothers side(Pls see Pedigree chart) He was the first Leiato in Tutuila, American Samoa. He had 4 daughters. Their names are Lomiga, Tuumafua, Siufaga, and Akenese. Thru these great womens of Polynesia came our lineage. Lomiga daugther Teena Afusia(my grandmother) whom married Mauga, Palepoi Afamasaga(my grandfather).
The Leaito main line is in Sailele, American Samoa where the "TOGIOLA'reside. Because it was Togiola son whom he sent to Fagaitua(Am.Samoa)to take the name LEIATO. He Le'iatotuafanua took all that is sacred in the TOGIOLA family to Fagaitua(Am. Samoa).
Today, a TOGIOLA is the Lieutant Governor of Am.Samoa & Acting Governor of Am. Samoa. He is running for Governor of Samoa 2004.
The TOGIOLA & MAUGA of old as well as of the 21st century still are keeping their ancestry line whom have fought for freedom which the People Of American Samoa are enjoying today.

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