Hawaii, Various Islands, Circuit Court Divorce Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Hawaii, Various Islands, Circuit Court Divorce Records, 1849-1915
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Hawaii, 
United States
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Location of Hawaii
Record Description
Record Type divorce
Collection years 1849-1915
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Hawaii State Archives, Honolulu


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

This collection includes divorce petitions and related divorce court records in the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth circuit courts on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai, Hawaii for the years 1849-1915. The records are by case number and there are 4-5 pages per record. Some are written in Hawaiian.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Divorce petition date

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