Hawaii Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Hawaii

Explore research in Hawaii.


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Goal 1: Learn about Hawaii research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Hawaii ancestors.

  1. Learn about basic Hawaii research strategies.
    FS—Basic Hawaii Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Hawaii research on Ancestry.
    AC—Hawaii Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Hawaii research.
    AC—Hawaii State Research Guide, 5 pgs.





Goal 2: Learn about Hawaii archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Hawaii archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Hawaii Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Hawaii state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Hawaii.
  4. Explore the Hawaii Dept of Archives site.
  5. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Hawaii.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Hawaii genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.

B. Learn about Hawaii city directories.

  1. Learn about Hawaii city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Directories
  2. Explore Hawaii city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Hawaii city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Hawaii historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Hawaii vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii vital records.

  1. Learn about Hawaii vital records in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Vital Records
  2. Learn about Hawaii vital records in this article.
    AC—Wiki: Hawaii Vital Records
  3. Explore links for vital records on the Hawaii Public Health site.
  4. Search for online Hawaii vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  5. Explore Hawaii birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Hawaii birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  7. Get help with adoption topics on the Hawaii Adoptees / Birth Parents Facebook page.

B. Explore Hawaii marriage and death records.

  1. Explore links for Hawaii marriage records.
  2. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Hawaii death records.
  3. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Hawaii obituaries.
  4. Explore Hawaii death records, indexes, and obituaries.

C. Explore Hawaii census and voter records.

  1. Get an overview of Hawaii censuses in this article.
    FS—Hawaii Census
  2. Learn about Hawaii census records.
    Census Records for Hawaii
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Hawaii state and county census records.
  4. Explore Hawaii census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Learn about Hawaii voting registers in this article.
    FS—Hawaii Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Hawaii church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii church records.

  1. Get an overview of Hawaii church records in this article.
    FS—Hawaii Church Records
  2. Learn about Hawaii church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Hawaii Church Records

B. Explore Hawaii cemetery records.

  1. Explore Hawaii cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Hawaii Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Hawaii cemetery records.
  3. Search for Hawaii cemetery records online.
  4. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Hawaii emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Hawaii emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Hawaii migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Migration


Goal 6: Learn about Hawaii military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii military records.

  1. Get an introduction to Hawaii military records.
    Hawaii Military Records
  2. Learn about Hawaii military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Military Records
  3. Explore Hawaii military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Hawaii probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii probate, land and court records.

  1. Learn about Hawaii probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Hawaii Probate Records
  2. Learn about Hawaii land and property records.
    FS—Hawaii Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Hawaii land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Hawaii Land Records

B. Learn about Hawaii court records.

  1. Learn about Hawaii court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Hawaii maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Hawaii maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Maps
  2. Learn about Hawaii maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Hawaii Maps
  3. Learn about Hawaii gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Gazetteers

B. Explore Hawaii maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Hawaii maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Hawaii.
  3. Explore historical Hawaii maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Hawaii maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Hawaii newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Hawaii newspapers.

  1. Learn about Hawaii newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Newspapers
  2. Learn about Hawaii newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Hawaii Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Hawaii newspapers.

  1. Search for Hawaii historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Hawaii newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Hawaii newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Hawaii newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Hawaii newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Hawaii research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.


Goal 11: Search records from Hawaii.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Hawaii County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Hawaii.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Hawaii Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Hawaii research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Hawaii Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Hawaii Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Native Hawaiian Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Hawaii.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Hawaii research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Hawaii research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Hawaii research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Hawaii research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Hawaii research.

C. Learn about Hawaii genealogy and historical societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Hawaii in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Hawaii Societies
  2. Explore the Hawaiian Historical Society and Library site.
  3. Explore Hawaii genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Hawaii Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Hawaii    L Honolulu    A    L Kalawao    L Kauai    A    L Maui    L