Hawaii Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1862-1919
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an electronic index of deaths and burials for the years 1862 to 1919. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Death / Burial

  • The name of the deceased
  • The death date and place
  • The names of parents
  • The name of the spouse
  • The date and place of burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

An example of an indexed record:

Halia smith Hawaii Deaths and Burials
Name Halia Smith
Gender Female
Death Date 18 May 1921
Death Place Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
Age 30
Birth Date 1891
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Wm. J. Smith
Father's Name Kia Kaluna
Mother's Name Kahulu

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1852-1933 Marriages, 1826-1922 Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919
Hawaii 20,217 0 5,397
Hawaii (State) 70,199 63,359 25,032
Honolulu 34,096 24,058 19,578
Kalawao 0 0 534
Kauai 11,480 1,933 3,624
Maui 12,943 5,686 5,665
Oahu 2,057 8,835 45,689
Total 150,992 103,871 105,519

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching the collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate place or date of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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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
  • Search for other vital records, such as birth and marriage
  • Search for church records
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration 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 nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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