Hawaii Research Helps

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Resources we can use to get further information and their locations in Hawaii are :

• Hawaiian Cemetery Records,

An index is located in the LDS Family History centers and Nanett Purnell has written guides for Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.
Phone numbers for some of the Hawaiian Family History Centers:
On Oahu: Honolulu 808-955-8910
Kalihi 808-835-9701
Kaneohe 808-247-3134
Laie 808-293-2133
Makakilo 808-j672-5971
Mililani 808-623-1712
Waipahu 808-678-0752
On Maui: Kahului 808-877-0586
On Hawaii: Kau 808-929-7123
Kona 808-329-4469

• The Hawaii State Archives (located behind Iolani Palace in Honolulu)

Iolani Palace Grounds
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-0329

• The Hawaii State Dept. Of Health

Mailing address to request records for genealogical purposes:
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Issuance/Vital Statistics Section
P. O. Box 3378
Honolulu HI 96801
Physical location:
1250 Punchbowl St., Room 103
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-4533

• The Bishop Museum Library, which has many Hawaiian oral genealogies of the ali`i prepared:
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu H I 96817
Phone: 808-848-4148

• The Hawaii Historical Society

560 Kawaihao Street
Honolulu H I 96817
Phone: 808-537-6271

• The Hawaii State Library

478 South King St.
Honolulu H I 96817
Phone: 808-j586-3500

• The Aloha Chapter House of the Daughters of the American Revolution

1914 Makiki Heights Dr.
Honolulu H I 96817

• The University of Hawaii
Hamilton Library, Hawaii Collection
2550 The Mall
Honolulu H I 96817
Phone: 808-956-7214 or 956-7205

National memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, for records of veterans who were buried in Hawaii
2177 Puowaina Drive
Honolulu H I 96817
Phone: 808-541-3546

• BYU Hawaii Joseph Smith Library Archives.
200 South High Street
Wailuku, HI, 96793
Phone: 808-243-7825

For adoption, divorce, naturalization, and probate records, contact the county court house of the county where your ancestor lived:
Hawaii County:
25 Aupuni St.. Room 209
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-961-8255
Honolulu County:
Honolulu County Clerk, City Hall
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-4533

Kauai County
Kauai County Clerk
4396 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766

Maui County
Maui County Office of the County Clerk
200 High St.
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone 808-243-7825

Other Resources available
The Family History Library has a large collection of records and books from the Hawaiian Islands.
On the Internet, we can go to Familysearch.org and choose the Library tab and then Family History Library Catalog. We would then type in Hawaii to get records that are made on an Island Group-wide basis and print the items we are interested in.
We would then type in the name of the island where our ancestors were from to get a list of records made on that level.

Next, we type in the name of the district where our ancestors came from to see if any records were made on that level and print out the lists we get, then click on the record types that interest us.

We can also use a Film/fiche number search and look at the descriptions of these microfilms, all of which contain information about Hawaii: 1031511, 1031512, 1031513, 7194117, 1675576 Item 2, 1675265 item 4, 1308916, 1308917, 1308918, 1308919, and 1014417.

The family history centers on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii have specialized information and help. See the list of family history centers by going to the Internet on computer at familysearch.org.