Hawaii, Island Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Hawaii, Island Census Records, 1878-1896
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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 Hawaii island census records, 1878-1896, for the following Islands: Hawaii, towns of Hilo, Puna, No. Kohala and So. Kohala; Kauai, towns of Lihue, Kola, and Waimea (Kekaha, Mana, Waimea, and Makaweli); Oahu, districts of Kona and Waikahalulu of Honolulu.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Marital status
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual
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]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the age listed to determine an approximate birth date. This date along with the place of birth can help you find a birth record
- Use the naturalization information to find their naturalization papers in the county court records. It can also help you locate immigration records
- Birthplaces can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family
- If they are subject to military service they may have military files in the State or National Archives
- Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as school records
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
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
- Using the Census to find other records about ancestors
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Hawaii. Bureau of Customs Census records, 1878-1896
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- Hawaii, Hansen's Disease Records, Kalaupapa Census Index, 1839-1970
- Hawaii, Tax Assessment Rolls, 1847-1903
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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