Hawaii, Honolulu, Japanese Family Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, 
United States
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Location of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii
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Location of Hawaii
Record Description
Record Type Registration Cards
Collection years 1897-1955
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Title in the Language of the Record[edit | edit source]


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes Japanese family registration cards from the Japanese Consulate in Honolulu, Hawaii for the years 1897-1955. The cards were written in Japanese and have been indexed in English. Copies of the original handwritten registration cards can be obtained from the Japanese Consulate.

英語の説明: ハワイ州ホノルルの日本領事館からの日本人家族登録カード。カードには家族の名前、到着年月日、生年月日、日本及びハワイの住所が記載されている。個人の記録に関してもっと詳しい情報が知りたければ日本の家族の歴史サポート又はソルトレーク市の家族歴史図書館にお問い合わせください。

These records are in Japanese. For help with understanding the language, see the following resource:

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Japanese family registration cards may contain:

  • Surname of family (Japanese characters)
  • List of given names for family members (Japanese characters)
  • Birth dates
  • Arrival dates
  • Arrival ship
  • Place of residence in Hawaii and Japan
  • Departure information
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Births
  • Gender
  • Relationship to head of household

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The names of other family members
  • The approximate year(s) of residence in Hawaii

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found The Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Use birth date and place in Hawaii to locate a birth certificate
  • Use marriage date and place in Hawaii to locate a marriage certificate
  • Use the place of residence in Japan to locate family in the Koseki (registration of village population). See the wiki article Beginning Japanese Research for information on locating the Koseki
  • Use the place of residence in Hawaii to locate family in census records
  • Use the death information in Hawaii to obtain certificate of death. If ancestor died in Japan, locate the Kakocho (Book of the Past) kept at the family’s Buddhist temple

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the names
  • Search the records of both Japan and Hawaii

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Hawaii.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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