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Hawaii, Passport Records, 1874-1898
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Hawaii, 
United States
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Location of Hawaii
Location of Hawaii
Record Description
Record Type Passports
Collection years 1874-1898
FamilySearch Resources
Archive
Hawai'i State Archives


What is in This Collection?Edit

This project contains the following records from the state of Hawaii: Card Index to Chinese Passports, 1884-1898; Passports (cover pages) 1884-1888; Passport Registrations for Immigration, Madeira to Hawaii, 1878-1884. Card Index to Chinese Passports, 1884-1898: Author: Chinese Bureau. A card index to Chinese passports. Microfilm of original records at the Hawaii State Archives. This collection consists of two alphabetized card indexes. The first lists those people for whom the original passports were still on file at the time the index was compiled and includes some people whose passports were not on file. The second lists people whose passports were not on file and covers the years 1891-1893. It also includes a card file of unnamed Chinese arrivals in Hawaii, arranged by date, 1854-1898. Passports, 1884-1888: Author: Hawaii Minister of Foreign Affairs: Chinese passports granted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Hawaii. Microfilm of originals made at the Archives of Hawaii in Honolulu. Passport Registrations for Immigration from Madeira to Hawaii, 1878-1884: Author: Demello: Alphabetical extract to passport records with an index. The extracted records are in English, the actual documents are in Portuguese. Contains an alphabetized extract (several copies) an original passport registration documents and includes an index to passport records.

Image VisibilityEdit

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What Can These Records Tell Me?Edit

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • City residing in at time of issuance

Collection ContentEdit

Sample ImagesEdit

How Do I Search This Collection?Edit

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Date when they may have applied for a passport

Search the IndexEdit

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?Edit

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?Edit

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Add any new information to your records
  • When you have located your ancestor on a passport record, 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

  • 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 HelpsEdit

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

Citing This CollectionEdit

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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