Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands Newspaper Obituaries, 1900-ca.2010
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains obituary clippings from various Hawaiian island newspapers for years 1900-ca.2010. The collection includes Japanese, Filipino, and Chinese obituary records. More records may be added when they become available.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Date of death
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of services
- Names of survivers
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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 | edit source]
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
- Search for land, probate and immigration records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by a nickname nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
- If applicable, look for a Declaration of Intent soon after the immigrant arrived. Then look for the Naturalization Petition five years later, when the residency requirement would have been met. Look for naturalization records in federal courts, then in state, county, or city courts. An individual may have filed the first and final papers in different courts and sometimes in a different state if the person moved. Immigrants who were younger than 18 when they arrived did not need to file a Declaration of Intent as part of the process
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Hawaii.
- Hawaii Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- How to Find Hawaii Death Records
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Hawaiian Islands newspaper obituaries, 1900 and later.
- Obituary clippings from the Honolulu advertiser and the Honolulu star-bulletin, ca. 1900-2000.
- NewsBank Hawaii obituaries, 1999-2014.
- Hawaii obituaries index, ca. 1980-present.
Related FamilySearch Historical Records Collections[edit | edit source]
- Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919.
- Hawaii, Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present
- Hawaii, Kaui County, Obituaries, 1982-2010
- Hawaii, Death Records and Death Registers, 1841-1925.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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