Hawaii County Resources

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This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
the Hawaii Family History Research series.
History of Hawaii
Hawaii Vital Records
Census Records for Hawaii
Background Sources for Hawaii
Hawaii Maps
Hawaii Land Records
Hawaii Probate Records
Hawaii Court Records
Hawaii Tax Records
Hawaii Cemetery Records
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Hawaii Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
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Hawaii Immigration
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Hawaii County Resources
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Many of the pre-1900 Hawaiian records are held at the state archives. Since territorial days, Hawaii has consisted of five counties: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kalawao, Kauai, and Maui. These were created on 1 July 1905, but their purpose does not include administration of land, probate, or court records. After 1900 probate records and court records are accessed through the Hawaii State Judiciary Court, 797 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813. For land records, contact the Bureau of Conveyances, 403 Queen St., Honolulu, HI 96813. The addresses that follow are for the individual counties, but in Hawaii, the counties do not hold the records. For a more complete discussion as to the location of county record sources, see preceding sections.



Map County County Address Date Formed Parent County(ies) Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
J7 Hawaii 25 Aupuni St, Hilo 96720-4245 1904 original 1859 18461841 184818541854
D4 Honolulu County 530 S. Kings St. #202, Honolulu 96813-3006 1905 original 1852 18371852 184818421842
B3 Kauai 4444 Rice St, Lihue 96766-1328 1905 original 1851 18461851 184118511851
F6 Maui 200 S. High St, Wailuku 96793-2155 1905 original 1853 18421853 184818491849
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