Maui County, Hawaii Genealogy

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


Maui County, Hawaii
Map of Hawaii highlighting Maui County
Location in the state of Hawaii
Map of the U.S. highlighting Hawaii
Location of Hawaii in the U.S.
Founded 1905
County Seat Wailuku
Address Maui County Courthouse
200 S. High Street
Kalana O Maui Bldg, 7th Fl
Wailuku, HI 96793
County Website

Historical Facts

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1853 1842 1853 1849 1848 1849 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 from Wailuku (old) county
  • County seat: Wailuku [2]
  • Neighboring Islands: Hawaii | Honolulu

Record Loss

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




Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
HIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
HIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Hawaii Cemeteries for more information.


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

  • 1849
  • 1850
  • 1866
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

 Church Records

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.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups



Local histories are available for Maui 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


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Naturalization and Citizenship


  • Molokai reporter. (Maunaloa, Molokai [Hawaii]) 1969-1970
  • The Lanaian. (Lanai City, Lanai [Hawaii]) 1948-1958
  • The Lanaian. ([Lanai City, Hawaii) 1978-current
  • The Valley isle. (Wailuku, Maui [Hawaii]) 1977-1978
  • Valley isle chronicle. (Wailuku, Maui, T.H. [Territory of Hawaii]) 1947-1955
  • The Lahaina news. (Lahaina, Maui, Ha.) 1979-current
  • Ka Leo o Molokai = The voice of Molokai. (Kaunakakai, Molokai) 1950-1955
  • Friendly isle news. (Kaunakakai, Molokai, T.H.) 1955-1957
  • The Hana bulletin. (Hana, Maui, Hawaii) 1970-1972
  • The Maui reporter. (Wailuku, Hawaii) 1982-1982
  • The Lahaina sun. (Lahaina, Maui [Hawaii]) 1970-1973
  • The Maui sun. (Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii) 1973-1981
  • Molokai times. (Kaunakakai, Molokai [Hawaii]) 1981-current
  • Ka Lama Hawaii. (Lahainaluna, Maui) 1834-1841 | Languages: Hawaiian
  • You bet. ([Pukoo, Molokai, Hawaii) 1919-192?
  • Now is the time. (Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii) 1953-1953 | Languages: English, Iloko
  • Maui daily digest. (Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii) 1978-????
  • Ka Molokai. (Kaunakakai, HI) 1971-????
  • Molokai free press = Na mea hou o Molokai. ([Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii) 1976-????
  • Molokaiʻ news. (K'kai [i.e. Kaunakakai], Molokai, HI) 1984-current



Public Records



The County Seat is Wailuku and was Founded 1905. It is located in the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai (except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County), Kahoolawe, and Molokini.[3]

Family History Center

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Hana Public And School Library
P.O. Box 490
Hana, HI 96713

Kahului Public Library
90 School St.
Kahului, HI 96732

Kihei Public Library
131 South Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753

Lahaina Public Library
680 Wharf St.
Lahaina, HI 96761

Lanai Public And School Library
P.O.Box 550
Lanai City, HI 96763

Makawao Public Library
1159 Makawao Avenue
Makawao, HI 96768

Molokai Public Library
P.O. Box 395
Kaunakakai, HI 96748

Wailuku Public Library
251 High St.
Wailuku, HI 96793

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
PO Box 216
Kahului, HI 96733-6716
Phone: (808) 244-6862
Facebook: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
Overlooking Kahului Harbor, just as Kahului Beach Road becomes Lower Main Street.


Maui Historical Society
2375-A Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
808 244-3326
Maui Historical Society Website


Vital Records

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.


Maui Marriage Record Indexes are available online through the Hawaii State Archives from 1842 to 1929. The records come from the ministers who performed the marriages, the agents who issued the licenses, or school teachers who reported marriages in their district. Records of marriages are closed to the public for 75 years after the marriage date.

Each index provides:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Date on the document
  • District on the Island of Maui where the event took place
  • Book, section, and page where record may be found

Records generated after the year 1895 may also provide parents of the bride/groom, race or ethnicity, age, and place of residence.

Court records:

Hawaii State Archives Maui Marriage Record Indexes

The electronic index of Hawaii Marriages 1826-1922 contains records from Maui. See the Coverage Table for the number of records from Maui contained in this collection

After discovering your ancestor on a marriage index, check the FamilySearch Catalog to locate a copy of the original certificate on microfilm. The following microfilm can be ordered or viewed online at a FamilySearch Center:

Marriage certificates, licenses, and application, islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai, 1842-1900: FHL film 1014413-1014414



Populated Places

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:[4]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maui 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Maui County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Hawaii
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Maui County, Hawaii," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Hawaii, accessed 8 February 2019.