Hawaii Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Marriage Index
Collection years 1826-1922
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What is in This Collection?

This is an electronic index of marriages for the years 1826 to 1922. 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?

  • Names
  • Event type, date and place
  • Genders
  • Ages
  • Birth year and place
  • Parents' names

An example of an indexed record:

Maria Leinaala Smith mentioned in the record of Benjamin Hornblower Clarke and Maria Leinaala Smith
Name Benjamin Hornblower Clarke
Birth Date 1881
Birthplace Honolulu
Age 30
Spouse's Name Maria Leinaala Smith
Spouse's Birth Date 1889
Spouse's Birthplace Honolulu
Spouse's Age 22
Event Date 30 Oct 1911
Event Place Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Father's Name Thomas K. Clarke
Mother's Name Annie Hornblower
Spouse's Father's Name Henry Smith
Spouse's Mother's Name Maria Jane Marble
Marital Status Single
Spouse's Marital Status Single


Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

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.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Hawaii marriages, click here.

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

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


How Do I Search the Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of marriage

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Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
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What Do I Do Next?

  • Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
  • In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use.
  • Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.

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

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

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, Marriages, 1826-1922" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Hawaii State Department of Health, Honolulu.
Record Citation:
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