Hawaii Probate Records
The circuit courts, from the time they were established, have kept probate records of Hawaii. Some records date from as early as the 1840s. No probate records exist for earlier eras, except for a few of the royal families. The Hawaii State Archives and the Family History Library have 141 microfilms of probate records from 1845 to 1900 and indexes from 1814 to 1917 (beginning on Family History Library film 1010689). Additional records are at the various county courthouses.
Hawaii Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Family History Department, 1998, 2001