Hawaii, Grantor and Grantee Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Hawaii, Grantor and Grantee Index, 1845-1909
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|Location of Hawaii|
|Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances, Honolulu|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection is an index to land records for the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui for the years 1845 to 1909. The index includes the grantor (seller) and grantee (buyer), which can lead you to the original land records.
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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
These records are in English and Hawaiian.
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
Grantee and grantor indexes can contain:
- The names of those involved in the land transaction
- The type of deed
- The date the land was purchased or sold
- The book and page where the original deed can be located
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Image[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individuals buying or selling land
- The approximate date of the land purchase or sale
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- After finding the person in the index, be sure and look at the actual deed
- Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death
- Search for the family in census records
- Search for probate records
- Search for other family members in the land records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
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]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.