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Hawaii, Hansen's Disease Records, Kalaupapa Vital Records Card Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Description
Record Type death
Collection years 1928-1947
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Card index of vital records for lepers received or admitted to the leper settlement at Molokai. Also called the Hansen's disease records. The card index includes birth certificates of persons born at Kalaupapa, death records for the leper settlement at Molokai, and an index of marriages for patients with Hansen's Disease.

Community Trees - Hawaii. Kalawao. Kalaupapa. Date range: 1800s-1900s.

The purpose of the Kalaupapa project was to preserve, gather, source, and share information from the records of the patients, employees, volunteers, and kokua (helper) who resided in the Kalaupapa Leper Settlement on the Island of Molokai, Hawaii, beginning in 1865. A variety of records were used to glean information about these people. These records included arrival, birth, marriage, death, and burial records, and census population schedules. To view records click here.

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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:

  • Names
  • Birth date
  • Marriage dates
  • Death dates

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

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  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate date of birth
  • Place of residence

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

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

When you have located your ancestor on the census, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details.

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

  • Check for variant spellings. Realize that the indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings and misinterpretations
  • Try a different index if there is one for the years needed. You may also need to search the passenger lists year by year
  • Search the indexes of other port cities

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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