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Hawaii, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1847-1903
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Hawaii, 
United States
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Location of Hawaii
Record Description
Record Type tax
Collection years 1847-1903
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Hawaii State Archives, Honolulu


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This collection consists of tax assessment roll records for various districts in Hawaii for years 1847-1903. There may be gaps in the years in these records. The collection contains tax assessment rolls for the following districts: Honolulu, N. Kona, Niihau, Kauai, Waimae, Kaui, Koolau, Hanalei, Koloa, S. Kohala, N. Kohala, Koolauloa, Kau, Hilo, Puni, Lanai, Molokai, Maui, Waialua, Koolaupoko, Waianae, and Ewa. The records are in the Hawaiian language. Digital capture of the original records was performed and is stored at the Hawaii State Archives in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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