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Our Hawaii genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Hawaii, including:

  • Hawaii State Archives
    Monarchy, republic, territorial and state archives (1790-present); Hawaiian government publications and laws; Captain James Cook Memorial Collection; Hawaiian newspapers (1834-present); passenger arrival records to 1900; personal papers of Hawaiian monarchs and other prominent people of Hawaii; photographs and maps
  • Hawaii State Library
    Hawaii’s major daily newspapers (1929-1969) and Hawaiian Legends
  • Hawaii Chinese History Center
    Books, periodicals, pamphlets, photographs, genealogies, documents and artifacts on Chinese societies, biographies of Chinese, current Chinese news, early Chinese immigration, historic sites, Chinese Americans in U.S.
  • Bishop Museum Library
    Records of the natural and cultural history of Hawaii and the Pacific region
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Aloha Chapter House
    Carter Collection of Hawaiiana, business records, newspapers, and Japanese-Hawaiian publications
  • University of Hawaii, Hamilton Library
    Consists of 10 campuses and dozens of research centers

  • Central Union Church Archives
    Houses all extant records of the Portuguese Evangelical Church, also known as Pilgrim Church, formed in the 1890s for Portuguese-speaking Protestants. Includes parish records, burial records, plot maps, photos
  • Hawaii Mission Children’s Society Library
    Archives of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association (now called United Church of Christ, Hawaii Conference); unpublished letters and reports of American missionaries in Micronesia and the Marquesas; church records; unpublished diaries and journals
  • Hawaiian Historical Society Library
    History of Hawaii, Polynesia and the Pacific; including voyages and travels, biographies, social life and customs, native Hawaiians and immigrant groups. Also houses records of early voyages to Hawaii and the Pacific, 19th century Hawaiian newspapers, Hawaiian language publications, manuscripts, photographs
  • Lyman House Memorial Museum
    Old New England newspapers about Hawaii, historical photographs, books, missionary correspondence on big island, Hilo boarding school records
  • Hawaii Maritime Center, Library and Photo Archives
    Maritime history of Hawaii, including ships, ports/landings, commerce, and recreation

 

Our genealogists do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Hawaii include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1826
  • Birth and marriage records have been recorded by the state government from 1842 to the present
  • Death records have been recorded by the state government from 1859 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1900
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded in 1866, 1878, 1890, and 1896
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1840 to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1846
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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