Hawaii Family History Societies

This section lists the state-wide association Native Hawaiian Genealogy Society.  It then lists county associations from Hawaii Mayflower to Honolulu giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.



Statewide Societies

Native Hawaiian Genealogy Society

Their aim is to preserve the genealogy of the Native Hawaiian people through its members' work.  

The Society shares ideas related to the study of shared and individual genealogy.

Their website includes links to Archives and Repositories that will be useful when conducting research. 

They have an extensive range of Genealogy books that can be downloaded from their site in PDF Format.

These books include:

  • A Residence in the Sandwich Islands 1839
  • Islands History (1872)
  • Journal of History (1908)
  • Letters from the Islands 1887

Resources available include:

  • 1878 Kingdom of Hawaii Census
  • 1900, 1910 and 1920, 1930 and 1940 US Federal Census Returns
  • Hawaiian Cemeteries
  • Historical maps

Details of surnames currently being researched by members are also available.


County Societies

Hawaii Mayflower Society

The organisation was established in 1951 and now has over 125 members.  They give details of other Societies that also give information about the Mayflower and its descendants, along with details of other Mayflower Websites.

Information regarding their resources is accessible on the site, which include:

  • Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth from 1602 to 1625
  • Cushnoc: The History and Archaeology of Plymouth Colony Traders on the Kennebec
  • First Thanksgiving
  • Schedule of Mayflower Passengers
  • Mayflower Secret
  • Pilgrim Voices: Our First Year in the New World

Honolulu County Genealogical Society

The association aims to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy and to educate members and the public in the best way to conduct genealogical research.  Information regarding several Genealogical Resources are accessible on their site, which incorporate:

  • Bishop Museum Library and Archives
  • Central Union Church Archives
  • Chinese History Center
  • Council of Portugese Heritage
  • Hawaii Maritime Center
  • Hawaii State Library
  • Hawaiian Historical Society Library
  • Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association (HSPA)
  • Land Court
  • Lyman Museum and Mission House Archives
  • Mission Children's Society Library
  • State Department of Health
  • State of Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances

Resources are also available, which include:

  • 1895 Map
  • Indexes to early marriages, divorces, papers and citizenship papers
  • List of residents who died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars

They also provide links to Genealogical and Historical Records that are on-line.  A bi-monthly newsletter called Ke Kuauhau is published by the Society. 

Details of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.


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