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=== Places ===
=== Populated Places ===
'''Unincorporated Communities:''' Kalauppa | Kalawao | Waikolu  
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:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Kalawao County, Hawaii," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',,_Hawaii, accessed 7 February 2019.</ref>
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=== References  ===

Revision as of 16:00, 7 February 2019

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


Kalawao County, Hawaii
Map of Hawaii highlighting Kalawao County
Location in the state of Hawaii
Map of the U.S. highlighting Hawaii
Location of Hawaii in the U.S.
Founded 1905
County Seat Kalaupapa
Address County Courthouse (judicial dist. of Maui)
200 S. High Street
Kalana O Maui Bldg, 7th Fl
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808.270.7748
Kalawao County Clerk Website

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1905 1910
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 Maui County.
  • County seat: Kalaupapa [2]
  • Neighboring Island: Maui

The county is on the Kalaupapa Peninsula, on the north coast of the island of Moloka'i. The small peninsula of Kalaupapa is isolated from the rest of Moloka'i by sea cliffs over a quarter-mile high — the only land access is a mule trail.

Kalawao County is a separate county from the rest of Moloka'i, which is part of Maui County. Maui County does not claim jurisdiction over the three villages of Kalaupapa, Kalawao, and Waikolu. Some maps, however, do not show Kalawao as a separate county.

The county is coextensive with the Kalaupapa National Historical Park, and encompasses the Kalaupapa Settlement where the Kingdom of Hawaii, the territory, and the state once exiled persons suffering from leprosy (Hansen's disease) beginning in the 1860s. The quarantine policy was lifted in 1969, after the disease became treatable on an outpatient basis and could be rendered non-contagious. However, many of the resident patients chose to remain, and the state has promised they can stay there for the rest of their lives. No new patients or other permanent residents are admitted.

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
Billion Graves
HIGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Hawaii Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

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

  • 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.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

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

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

 History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Kalawao 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]

Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

 Probate[edit | edit source]

Public Records[edit | edit source]

State Health Department has marriage, death, birth, wills, probate and land records.

Kalawao does not have a county government. The only law enforcement is a local resident selected by the State Department of Health, which administers the county.[3]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

There is no County Seat and was Founded 1905. It is located in Makanalua Peninsula, the north coast of the island of Molokaʻi.[4]

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

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

 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]
Death[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:[5]

Unincorporated communities

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kalawao 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kalawao County, Hawaii page 170, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Kalawao County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Hawaii
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Kalawao County, Hawaii," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Hawaii, accessed 7 February 2019.