Hawaii Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Hawaiians love to trace their ancestry roots, but the process is often easier said than done. To ensure success in building your own family tree, check out the resources available at a Hawaii Family History Center. These offshoots of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are operated by the Hawaii LDS Church, but they are open to the general public as well. Inside the facilities, you will discover a wealth of resources designed to help you accurately trace your ancestry, from an extensive library of microfilm and microfiche documents to print publications and computer options. These family history centers are the perfect place to launch your search of your Hawaiian family tree.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected].

Hana Family History Center
Box 322 U
Hana, Hawaii 96713
(808) 248-7539

Hilo Famly Hisotry Center
1373 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
(808) 935-0711
Sat. 9-12, Sun. 2-5, Tues9-12&6-9, Wend. 9-9, Thur. 9-9
Notes: Next to 7-11 store and FHC room is in front of building; Bring a disk to save info on

Honolulu Hawaii Stake
1560 S Beretania St
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826
(808) 955-8910
8am - 4pm

Stake FHC
Lono Ave
Kahului, Hawaii 96732
(808) 871-8841
Tuesday - Saturday

Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Kamehameha Hwy
Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748
(808) 553-5296
Notes: PO Box 442

Kihei Family History Center
187A Auhana St
Kihei, Hawaii 96753
(808) 879-7456

Laie Family History Center
Temple Grounds, 55-600 Naniloa Loop
Laie, Hawaii 96762
(808) 293-2133
Open every day
Notes: Special Collection; Family Group Sheets for Hawaiian families, also for Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti and other areas in the Pacific

Mililani Family History Center
95-1036 Meheula Pkwy
Mililani, Hawaii 96789
(808) 623-1712
T, Th
Notes: Hrs. subject to change; great helpful staff

Pukalani/Makawao Family History Center
3160 Kihapai Pl
Pukalani, Hawaii 96768
(808) 572-7938

Hawaii Genealogy Resources

Just because Hawaii became a state in 1959 doesn't mean that there aren't records to be found. While finding records for any Hawaiian ancestors, prior to pre-European contact may be difficult, there are records including vital records kept by missionaries beginning in 1826 and official birth and death records began in 1853. Prior to 1840, the King owned all the land so don't look for land records before that year. The US Federal Census was first conducted in 1900 but before that a Royal Census Enumeration was done for some parts of Hawaii beginning in 1866 and ending in 1896.

Hawaii State Archives
Kek?uluohi Building, 'Iolani Palace Grounds
364 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813

The Hawaiian Historical Society
560 Kawaiahao Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Maui Historical Society
2375-A Main Street
Wailuku, HI 96793

University of Hawaii Hawaiian and Pacific Collections
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Hawaii Genealogy Websites

The Kamehameha School Archives

Linkpendium-Hawaii and the Pacific

Hawaii US GenWeb

Cyndi's List-Hawaii

FamilySearch Wiki-Hawaii

Hawaii Record Collections

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