Hawaii Archives and Libraries
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They have the Vital Records Indexes to the State Archives. The Digital Collections page is now located at: Website. All of the collections have been migrated over to the new server with the exception of Vital Statistics, Maui. They are currently working to bring that online. Contact the State Archives for further assistance and/or questions.
There are records from the 1850s to 1980s, and some recent as the early 2000s. U.S. federal courts, and over 100 federal agencies of Hawaii send their archival records here.
Hawaii State Library
478 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Hawaii Chinese History Center
111 North King Street Room 410
Honolulu, HI 96817
Bishop Museum Library
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-0916
Aloha Chapter House
1914 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822
This library has the Carter Collection of Hawaiiana, business records, newspapers, and Japanese-Hawaiian publications.
University of Hawaii
Hamilton Library, Hawaii Collection
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
A helpful directory of Hawaiian libraries is Arlene D. C. Luster, A Directory of Libraries and Information Sources in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands (Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Library Association, 1972) FHL film 1321388 item 8; book 996.9 J54L
- Hawaii State Archives, State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services
Hawaii Online RecordsThe Mountain West Digital Library is a search portal for an aggregation of digital collections from more than 50 universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. It is in partnership with 60 academic libraries, public libraries, museums, historical societies, cities, counties, and state agencies from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii (coming soon: over 60 new partners in Arizona!)
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Hawaii in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:
The USGenWeb Project
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.