My name is Mary Ann Hetrick; I am your New Maui County Coordinator. I am the person who is responsible for providing you with the tools you will need to search for your roots in Maui County.
I hope to be able to add more resources to the pages of Maui County soon, so check back often. I don't live in Hawaii, I can't do lookups, but I will add what I have as time permits.
If you find anything wrong with any of the pages on this site please don't hesitate to let me know. If you have any new ideas of what you would like to see on this site you can also contact me:
These Pages are being revised, please update your bookmarks! Some of the pages may not be available during the rework. Visit our What is new page to see the progress. - Mary Ann Hetrick
You can help!
"`A`ohe hana nui ke alu `ia"
No task is to big when done together by all
I need you to help to make this a better site! Please volunteer for lookups, or donate source materials. Donations of
photographs, historical articles, family biographies, school and class pictures for the Maui County website are
always welcome. If you have anything to share - please consider letting us post it online. It is a great way to meet
other researchers and share your wonderful heritage.
Maui County Facts:
Year Organized: 1905
Square Miles: 1,159 County Seat: Wailuku
The community name means: "water of destruction."
The latitude of Wailuku: is 20.891N.
The longitude is -156.504W.
Maui County consists of the islands of Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai (except for a portion of Molokai that comprises Kalawao County), and Molokini.
Maui (ma'oo-ee)Island, is called the "Valley Isle" for the large isthmus between its northwestern and southeastern volcanoes., located northwest of Hawaii (the Big Island), is the second largest of the major Hawaiian Islands having 725 sq. miles of surface area. The island is characterized by its rugged irregular topography allowing for marked variations in weather conditions from one location to another.
The original inhabitants of Maui were groups of Polynesians that came from Marquesas and Tahiti. The Tahitians developed a stringent social structure known as kapu, which evolved into the heart of the Hawaiian culture. The modern history of the island began when King Kamehameha conquered Maui in the battle of Kepaniwai of 1790, and began living in the city of Lahaina, which he made the capital.
The Hawaiians were living on simple life style. This changed when Captain James Cook discovered Maui on November 26, 1778. In Cook's wake came traders, whalers, and missionaries. At the height of the whaling era (1840-1865). Lahaina served as anchorage for more than 500 ships.
The ancestors of Kamehameha held sway in Hawaii until 1872. Other Hawaiian rulers followed, until 1894 when the Republic of Hawaii was established. The United States annexed Maui in 1898, and Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state in 1959.
Towns and Places of Maui County:
Haiku; Haliimaile; Hana; Kaanapali; Kahului; Kapalua; Kaunakakai; Kihei; Kipahulu; Kula; Lahaina; Lanai City; Maalaea; Makawao; Maunaloa; Napili-Honokowai; Paia; Pukalani; Puunene; Ulupalakua; Waihee-Waiehu; Waikapu; Waiku-Pauwela; Wailea; Wailea-Makena; Wailuku;
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Me ke aloha pumehana (with warmest aloha), Mary Ann Hetrick
Mahalo, to the previous County Coordinators:
© 1997-2000 Jill Ching, 2000-2002 Kevin Fraley, 2003- 2006 Maggie Stewart,
2007-2008 Katy Hestand, and 2008-2009 Charles Barnum, for all your hard work.