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Hawaii Introduction

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Hawaii  Gotoarrow.png  Introduction

This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from Hawaii. As you read this outline, study the United States set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records.

Records of the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has many of the records described in these Hawaii Wiki pages. The library's major holdings of Hawaii records include census, genealogy, land, probate, and vital records.

Some of the sources described in this set of Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library.

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

The library's records are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog found at the library and at each Family History Center. The catalog is available in a online or microfiche version. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:

  • The place where your ancestor lived, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
HAWAII - GENEALOGY
HAWAII, MAUI - VITAL RECORDS
HAWAII, MAUI, KALAUPAPA - CHURCH RECORDS

  • The record type you want to search, such as:
UNITED STATES - CENSUS
HAWAII - GENEALOGY
HAWAII, MAUI - VITAL RECORDS
HAWAII, MAUI, KALAUPAPA - CHURCH RECORDS

The page titles in the Hawaii Wiki pages match the names of record types used in the catalog.

FamilySearch Community Trees[edit | edit source]

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.