Hawaii Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Hawaii, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Birth and Christening Index
Collection years 1852-1933
FamilySearch Resources
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What is in This Collection?

This is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1852 to 1933. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Most records contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Race
  • Parents' names

An example of an indexed record:

Llewellyn Bixby Smith Hawaii Births and Christenings
Name Llewellyn Bixby Smith
Gender Male
Birth Date 03 Jul 1902
Birthplace (Honolulu) Kona, Oahu, Hawaii
Race White
Father's Name Arthur Maxson Smith
Mother's Name Sarah Bixby Smith

Collection Content

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1852-1933 Marriages, 1826-1922 Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919
Hawaii 20,217 0 5,397
Hawaii (State) 70,199 63,359 25,032
Honolulu 34,096 24,058 19,578
Kalawao 0 0 534
Kauai 11,480 1,933 3,624
Maui 12,943 5,686 5,665
Oahu 2,057 8,835 45,689
Total 150,992 103,871 105,519

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The place where your ancestor's birth occurred.
  • The approximate date of birth.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Remember to:

  • Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation found on each record or image. Familysearch wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use for this purpose.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • The father’s occupation can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
  • The information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from record to record.

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Hawaii, Births and Christenings, 1852-1933." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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