Genealogy

Bishop Museum - Online Data
It includes links to its library and archives and various departments, a monthly events calendar, information on past, current, and upcoming exhibits, and membership information.

Circuit Courts
Its homepage provides links to Circuit Courts on all islands, which have general jurisdiction in civil and criminal cases. They also have exclusive jurisdiction in probate, guardianship, and criminal felony cases, as well as civil cases where the contested amount exceeds $20,000.

Daughters of the American Revolution
National website provides extensive historical information and links regarding preservation, landmarks, and genealogy.

Family Search
This is a free service by the Church of Latter Day Saints providing family history, family trees, and genealogy records and resources from around the world.

Genealogical Indexes (Ulukau Website)
A partnership between Alu Like and the Hawaiʻi State Archives has made the following Hawaiʻi State Archives indexes available online:

  • Indexes to Marriage Records 1826-1929
  • Indexes to Divorce Case Files 1848-1915
  • Indexes to Probates 1847-1917
  • Index to Wills 1852-1916
  • Indexes to Citizenship Records Naturalization 1844-1894
  • Denization 1846-1898
  • Passports 1845-1874

Hawaiʻi Department of Health - Vital Statistics
This office collects, processes, analyzes and disseminates relevant population-based data in order to assess the health status of Hawaiʻi’s population and to fulfill health statistics requirements.

Hawaiʻi USGenWeb Project
Wide range of resources arranged by county, databases, i.e. “Pearl Harbor Official Casualty List, 1941” and a Digital Map Library. Allows one to join a mailing list and submit queries to a message board.

Hawaiʻi State Archives - Research Aids
Provides descriptive inventories in the form of finding aids for government records and manuscript collections to help researcher navigate these records.

Hawaiʻi State Library’s Hawaiian & Pacific Collection
Ethnic Group Series provides excellent bibliographies for eleven ethnicity including Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Micronesians and Samoans. An excellent place to begin for basic biographical works, articles, books, and other publications.

Hawaiian Mission Children's Society
The Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society Library is a rare book, manuscript and special collections library located on the grounds of the Mission Houses Museum in downtown Honolulu. The general focus of the Library's collection is on the history of Hawaiʻi from 1778 - 1900.

Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association (UH Manoa Special Collections)
The HSPA Plantation Archives contains the business records of various sugar companies in Hawaiʻi. The Plantation Archives holds personnel and payroll records, but there are no name indexes available. Finding information about an individual requires manually scanning the records.

Land Court - Hawaiʻi State Judiciary
The Land Court has exclusive original jurisdiction over all applications for the registration of title to land easements or rights in land held in fee simple within the State, with power to hear and determine all questions arising from the applications. The Land Court also employs a Registrar to retain custody and control of all papers and documents filed under the Land Court Registration law.

National Archives Genealogy Research
Research government records including veterans’ service records, pension records, and census records. View online tutorials regarding genealogy research.

Passenger Manifests National Archives
Immigration records, also known as ship passenger arrival records, provide records for arrivals to the United States from foreign ports between 1820 and 1982, arranged by port of arrival.

Reference Sources to Hawaiian Genealogies - UH Mānoa Bibliographies, collections of genealogies, anti-annexation lists, indexes to births, marriages and deaths, cemetery directories, land ownership and indexes to court cases. Also, census information, city directories, biographical directories, oral histories, immigration records, and electronic resources. Compiled by Joan Hori, 2006.

State of Hawaiʻi - Bureau of Conveyances The Bureau examines records, indexes, and microfilms from over 344,000 Regular System and Land Court documents and maps annually, issues Land Court Certificates of Title, certifies copies of matters of record, and researches UCC requests. Hawaiʻi is the only state in the nation with a single statewide recording office.

Vital Statistics Records Hawaiʻi State Archives Digital Collection Archives
Currently covers Island of Molokai only. Other islands will be included in the database in the future. Current information covers marriage license records only.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA ) Allows users to explore digitized materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States.