Maui County, Hawaii Genealogy

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Guide to Maui County, Hawaii ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Maui County, Hawaii
Map of Hawaii highlighting Maui County
Location in the state of Hawaii, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Hawaii
Location of Hawaii in the U.S.
Founded 1905
County Seat Wailuku
Address Maui County Courthouse
200 S. High Street
Kalana O Maui Bldg, 7th Fl
Wailuku, HI 96793
County Website

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Marriage Court Land Probate Census
1853 1842 1853 1849 1848 1849 1890
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1842 but very few records survive before 1896. General compliance by 1929.
  • Parent County: created in 1905 from Wailuku (old) county
  • County seat: Wailuku [2]
  • Neighboring Islands: Hawaii | Honolulu

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
HIGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
HIGenWeb Archives FamilySearch Places
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Hawaii Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 26,743
1910 29,762 11.3%
1920 37,385 25.6%
1930 55,541 48.6%
1940 55,534 −0.0%
1950 48,179 −13.2%
1960 42,576 −11.6%
1970 45,984 8.0%
1980 70,847 54.1%
1990 100,374 41.7%
2000 128,094 27.6%
2010 154,834 20.9%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Maui County, Hawaii Genealogy census records online, see: Hawaii Census.

  • 1849
  • 1850
  • 1866
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

 Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Hawaii denominations, view the Hawaii Church Records wiki page.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

 History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Maui County, Hawaii Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Hawaii Local Histories.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

HonoluluKalamaoHawaiiHI MAUI.PNG
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for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • 1800s-1999 U.S., Marriage Index, 1800s-1999 at Ancestry - index ($)
  • Molokai reporter. (Maunaloa, Molokai [Hawaii]) 1969-1970
  • The Lanaian. (Lanai City, Lanai [Hawaii]) 1948-1958
  • The Lanaian. ([Lanai City, Hawaii) 1978-current
  • The Valley isle. (Wailuku, Maui [Hawaii]) 1977-1978
  • Valley isle chronicle. (Wailuku, Maui, T.H. [Territory of Hawaii]) 1947-1955
  • The Lahaina news. (Lahaina, Maui, Ha.) 1979-current
  • Ka Leo o Molokai = The voice of Molokai. (Kaunakakai, Molokai) 1950-1955
  • Friendly isle news. (Kaunakakai, Molokai, T.H.) 1955-1957
  • The Hana bulletin. (Hana, Maui, Hawaii) 1970-1972
  • The Maui reporter. (Wailuku, Hawaii) 1982-1982
  • The Lahaina sun. (Lahaina, Maui [Hawaii]) 1970-1973
  • The Maui sun. (Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii) 1973-1981
  • Molokai times. (Kaunakakai, Molokai [Hawaii]) 1981-current
  • Ka Lama Hawaii. (Lahainaluna, Maui) 1834-1841 | Languages: Hawaiian
  • You bet. ([Pukoo, Molokai, Hawaii) 1919-192?
  • Now is the time. (Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii) 1953-1953 | Languages: English, Iloko
  • Maui daily digest. (Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii) 1978-????
  • Ka Molokai. (Kaunakakai, HI) 1971-????
  • Molokai free press = Na mea hou o Molokai. ([Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii) 1976-????
  • Molokaiʻ news. (K'kai [i.e. Kaunakakai], Molokai, HI) 1984-current

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

 Probate[edit | edit source]

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County Seat is Wailuku and was Founded 1905. It is located in the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai (except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County), Kahoolawe, and Molokini.[3]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Family History Center[edit | edit source]

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  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Hana Public And School Library
P.O. Box 490
Hana, HI 96713

Kahului Public Library
90 School St.
Kahului, HI 96732

Kihei Public Library
131 South Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753

Lahaina Public Library
680 Wharf St.
Lahaina, HI 96761

Lanai Public And School Library
P.O.Box 550
Lanai City, HI 96763

Makawao Public Library
1159 Makawao Avenue
Makawao, HI 96768

Molokai Public Library
P.O. Box 395
Kaunakakai, HI 96748

Wailuku Public Library
251 High St.
Wailuku, HI 96793

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
PO Box 216
Kahului, HI 96733-6716
Phone: (808) 244-6862
Facebook: The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
Overlooking Kahului Harbor, just as Kahului Beach Road becomes Lower Main Street.

Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Maui Historical Society
2375A Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
808 244-3326

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. The State office has some records as early as 1853 up to the present. See the State of Hawaii, Department of Health website for information on acquiring the records and any restrictions.

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]

Maui Marriage Record Indexes are available online through the Hawaii State Archives from 1842 to 1929. The records come from the ministers who performed the marriages, the agents who issued the licenses, or school teachers who reported marriages in their district. Records of marriages are closed to the public for 75 years after the marriage date.

Each index provides:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Date on the document
  • District on the Island of Maui where the event took place
  • Book, section, and page where record may be found

Records generated after the year 1895 may also provide parents of the bride/groom, race or ethnicity, age, and place of residence.

Court records:

Hawaii State Archives Maui Marriage Record Indexes

The electronic index of Hawaii Marriages 1826-1922 contains records from Maui. See the Coverage Table for the number of records from Maui contained in this collection

After discovering your ancestor on a marriage index, check the FamilySearch Catalog to locate a copy of the original certificate on microfilm. The following microfilm can be ordered or viewed online at a FamilySearch Center:

Marriage certificates, licenses, and application, islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai, 1842-1900: FHL film 1014413-1014414

Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]

Voting Records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maui County, Hawaii . Page 170 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 169.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Maui County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Hawaii
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Maui County, Hawaii," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Hawaii, accessed 8 February 2019.