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Hawai’i State Archives Digital Collections

24 Jun 2016, I checked with the Hawai’i State Archives and the message I received was that the online Hawaii State Archive Digital Collections website has been undergoing system upgrades since 21 March 2016.  The server is down and online access is unavailable.  Name indexes to Passenger Manifests are available for research on the Online Public Access Catalog computers onsite in the Hawai’i State Archives reading room.  Please check at the following site for when the online system will be available again.  Hawai’i State Archives

The following information for access to the Hawai’i State Archives was provided.  "Hawai’i State Archives is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Archives and library materials are in storage and retrieved daily until 3:30.  An appointment is not necessary to conduct research.   Please register with the receptionist when you come in.  A valid government issued form of  identification is required to register.  A completed and signed records request form to the Circulation Counter is required to retrieve records from storage.  There is no charge to use your personal digital camera [flash not permitted] to take photos of the documents.  Scanners are not permitted.  Scratch paper, pencils, self service copier and microfilm scanner to personal storage device, gratis, bring in your own thumb drives to save scans] are available for the pubic to use.  Self service copying is 25 cents per page.  Lockers to store personal items are available, gratis.”

Hawaiian Genealogy Indexes for Marriages, Divorces, Deaths

Please check the ulukau.org Hawaiian Genealogy Indexes for Marriages (about 1826 through about 1929), Divorces, and Deaths (Probates Indexes and Wills).  

First Circuit Court - O’ahu and other islands of the State not in any other circuit

Second Circuit Court - Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe and Molokini

Third Circuit Court - Hawai’i

Fourth Circuit Court - which represented a portion of the island of Hawai’i was eliminated in 1943 when it merged into the Third Circuit.

Fifth Circuit Court - Kaua’i and Ni'ihau

Please help these family genealogists find answers to their queries. 

The contact E-mails were verified in Jan 2016.  Queries with valid E-mail are maintained here. If you have a surname that you think you can help with, please use the Surname Alphabetic Search. Queries may also be accessed here. They are arranged newest to oldest.
Mahalo for your kokua!

Resources available on this website can be found on the Resources tab.  If you are looking for help researching your Hawaii ancestors, this is the right place.  If you'd like to share research links or information please write to me!

Genealogy is also known as family history.  It is the study of families through history tracing their lineages and origins.  

a hui hou (until we meet again)
Doreen Harunaga-Ewing
Honolulu County Coordinator

©July 2016                         Honolulu County Coordinator Doreen Harunaga-Ewing