African American Resources for Hawaii

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

The Africans in Hawaii [1], also known as Pōpolo, are a minority of 4.0% of the population and 2.3% are of African descent only.

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

  • African American Digital Bookshelf - a growing list of digital books on FamilySearch and other websites
  • Research Strategy[edit | edit source]

    History[edit | edit source]

    Porter, Kenneth W. Notes on Negroes in Early Hawaii. - In Journal of Negro History. - Vol. 19 (Apr. 1934); p 193-197. E185.J87

    Resources[edit | edit source]

    Biographies[edit | edit source]

    The first African American, formerly enslaved Anthony D. Allen, settled in Hawaii in 1810, the year Kamehameha the Great founded his Kingdom.

    Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

    Census Records[edit | edit source]

    Church Records[edit | edit source]

    Emancipation Records[edit | edit source]

    Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

    Genealogies[edit | edit source]

    Land and Property[edit | edit source]

    Plantation[edit | edit source]

    Oral Histories[edit | edit source]

    Other Records[edit | edit source]

  • Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959 - lists name, age, gender, birth place, ship, port of arrival, arrival date, and race or nationality
  • Military Records[edit | edit source]

    Newspapers[edit | edit source]

    Probate Records[edit | edit source]

    Reconstruction Records[edit | edit source]

    Freedman’s Bank[edit | edit source]

    Freedmen's Bureau[edit | edit source]

    School Records[edit | edit source]

    Slavery Records[edit | edit source]

    Vital Records[edit | edit source]

    Birth[edit | edit source]

    Marriage[edit | edit source]

    Death[edit | edit source]

    Divorce[edit | edit source]

    Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

    Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

    Societies[edit | edit source]

    African Americans On Maui Association
    P. O. Box 3203
    Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
    Phone: (808) 280-1394
    Website: AAOMA (Facebook)
    The primary mission of the African Americans On Maui Association (AAOMA)[2] is to enlighten and inform the community and the people of the State of Hawai`i, nation and the world about the history, culture, contributions and experiences of people of African descent in the United States and Hawaii. The AAOMA education mission is to foster and teach all persons about the history, arts and culture, including all ethnicity in the state of Hawaii.

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