Honolulu County, Hawaii Genealogy

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Guide to Honolulu County, Hawaii ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Honolulu County, Hawaii
Map of Hawaii highlighting Honolulu County
Location in the state of Hawaii, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Hawaii
Location of Hawaii in the U.S.
Founded 1905
County Seat Honolulu
Address Honolulu County Courthouse
530 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808.523.4352
Honolulu County Website

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1852 1837 1852 1842 1848 1842 1890
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1842 but very few records survive before 1896. General compliance by 1929.
  • Parent County: created in 1905 as the original county
  • County seat: Honolulu [2]
  • Neighboring Island: Kauai

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Honolulu, Hawaii online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Hawaii Cemeteries for more information

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 58,504
1910 81,993 40.1%
1920 123,496 50.6%
1930 202,887 64.3%
1940 257,696 27.0%
1950 353,020 37.0%
1960 500,409 41.8%
1970 629,176 25.7%
1980 762,565 21.2%
1990 836,231 9.7%
2000 876,156 4.8%
2010 953,207 8.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Honolulu County, Hawaii Genealogy census records online, see: Hawaii Census.

 Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Hawaii denominations, view the Hawaii Church Records wiki page.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

 History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Honolulu County, Hawaii Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Hawaii Local Histories.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Hawaii Land and Property for additional information about early Hawaii land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

 Probate[edit | edit source]

Public Records[edit | edit source]

State Health Department has marriage, death, birth, wills, probate and land records.[3]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County Seat is Honolulu and was Incorporated April 30, 1907. It is located in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.[4]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Hawaiian Historical Society Library
560 Kawaiaha'o Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 537-6271
E-Mail: HHSOffice@hawaiianhistory.org

Honolulu County Genealogy Society
Keola Ho’onanea
1465 A'ala Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Hawaii Chinese History Center
111 North King Street, Room 410
Honolulu HI 96817
808 536-5948

Japanese Consulate of Honolulu
1742 Nuuanu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96817-3201
Phone: (808) 543-3111

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. The State office has some records as early as 1853 up to the present. See the State of Hawaii, Department of Health website for information on acquiring the records and any restrictions.

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Voting Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Honolulu County, Hawaii . Page 170 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 169.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Honolulu County, Hawaii page 170, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Honolulu County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honolulu_County,_Hawaii
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Honolulu County, Hawaii," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honolulu_County,_Hawaii, accessed 7 February 2019.