Hawaii Birth & Death Vital Records

Hawaii birth death recordsState Bird: Nene (a.k.a. Hawaiian Goose)
State Flower: Pua Aloalo
State Name Language of Origin: Hawaiian
State Name Meaning: From Hawaiki, meaning "place of the gods"
Admission to Union: 21783
Source: Wikipedia

Originally called the Sandwich Islands by Captain James Cook in 1778 and traditional home of the Polynesians, the eight islands were consolidated into one kingdom 40 years later, established as the Republic of Hawaii in 1894, annexed by the US in 1898, and attained statehood on March 11, 1959. Prior to 1860, Hawaii birth records (as well as Hawaii death records ) were recorded by government authorities and some clergymen. Hawaii vital records went statewide with the registration of births in 1842 and deaths in 1859. Beginning in 1911, a person whose birth was not registered could apply for a delayed certificate of birth. For a fee, birth and death certificates can be obtained by mail from the State Department of Health. Only cashier's checks, certified checks, or money orders are acceptable forms of payment.

For more information on Hawaii vital records, visit Hawaii Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Hawaii Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-4533
Website

Business Hours: 7:45AM-2:30PM (walk-in hours)
Note: Upon request, a letter of verification attesting to the existence of a requested record on file with the Department of Health may be issued.
Record Access Requirements: Access to vital records is restricted by statute (HRS �338-18). After 75 years, records are considered genealogy records, but processing requests is not a priority. Direct questions to vr-info@doh.hawaii.gov.
Search Note: For a certified record, requester must provide the information needed to 1) establish his/her direct and tangible interest in the record and 2) locate the desired record. Record request forms are available from the webpage.

Records Available: Death Records
State Department of Health
Vital Records Section
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-4533
Website

Business Hours: 7:45AM-2:30PM (walk-in hours)
Note: Upon request, a letter of verification attesting to the existence of a requested record on file with the Department of Health may be issued.
Record Access Requirements: Access to vital records is restricted by statute (HRS �338-18). After 75 years, records are considered genealogy records, but processing requests is not a priority. Direct questions to vr-info@doh.hawaii.gov.
Note: An applicant/requester must provide the information needed to 1) establish his/her direct and tangible interest in the record and 2) locate the desired record. Record request forms are available from the webpage.

Records Available: State Archives
State Archives
Iolani Palace Grounds
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-0329
Fax: 808-586-0330
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-4PM

Hawaii County Birth & Death Vital Records


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