WHERE TO WRITE FOR PORTUGUESE HAWAIIAN GENEALOGY INFORMATION
by Melody Lassalle
Addresses of government agencies, libraries, societies, etc. Some entries include website address where you may obtain more information.
CIRCUIT COURTS (check telephone directories for address of a specific Circuit Court).
Courts are in: Honolulu, Oahu, Wailuku, Maui, Hilo, Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai. Various records including Probate, Divorce, Naturalization, Criminal, etc. Check with each court for availability of records. Fees for documents. Circuit Courts do not accept personal checks.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PO Box 4444, Kalaupapa Settlement, HI 96742
Records pertaining to people with leprosy relocated to the island of Molokai.
HAWAIIAN STATE ARCHIVES, Ioloni Palace Grounds, Honolulu HI 96813
Birth, death, marriage indexes, delayed birth certificates, ship manifests, newspaper indexes, etc. Small fee for research and photocopying.
HSPA PLANTATION ARCHIVES, Special Collections, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, 2550 The Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822. Telephone (808) 956-8264. The Hawaiian Sugar Plantation Archives have been donated to the University's Hamilton Library. You must make an appointment to view the archives (two appointments may be necessary for records to be paged). For more information on the HSPA Plantation Archives click here: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~speccoll/hawaiihspa.html
RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL OFFICE, State Dept. of Health, PO Box 3378, Honolulu HI 96801
Birth, death, marriage, divorce records. Certificates $10.00--certified cashier's check and money orders ONLY (personal checks are no longer accepted). Make sure to include the reason why you are requesting the certificate (genealogy research) and your relationship to the person you are requesting a certificate for. For More information check out this web site: http://vitalrec.com/hi.html
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, 2550 The Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822. Holdings on the Hawaiian Islands (various topics)--including HSPA records listed above. For more information on the University's holdings click here: http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/departments/hp/
US IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE, 595 Ala Moana, Honolulu, HI.
Immigration and Naturalization records. Also offers a resource guide to genealogical research.
HAWAII COUNCIL ON PORTUGUESE HERITAGE, 810 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu HI 96817
Video for sale: Portuguese in Hawaii. Future plans to publish books. Quarterly newsletter.
HAWAIIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 560 Kawaiahao St., Honolulu, HI 96813
City Directories dating to the 1890s. Reprints available of "Destination, Sandwich Islands," a journal reprinted in the Hawaiian Journal of History. See "Books" section for more information. Click here to go to their home page: http://www.hawaiianhistory.org
HAWAIIAN SUGAR PLANTERS ASSOCIATION, PO Box 1057, Aiea, HI 96701-1057
All the records in the Sugar Plantation Archives have been donated to the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library (see entry in the section above)
KAUAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 44238 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Historical data on the island of Kauai; publications for sale.
KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, P.O. Box 398, Kona, HI 96704. Materials on the Kona section of Hawaii.
MAUI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 2375-A Main St., P.O. Box 1018, Wailuku, HI 96793. Publications, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Maui are in their holdings. Click here to visit their home page:
MAUI PORTUGUESE CULTURAL CLUB, P.O. Box 4035, Kahului HI 96732.
PORTUGUESE GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF HAWAII, The Palama Settlement, 811 N. Vineyard St., Rm. 11, Honolulu HI 96817
Various resources including passport index, passenger list manifests, etc. Recent addition: Marriage records, 1911-1929. Requests a small donation to defray costs. Quarterly newsletter with membership.
ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF HONOLULU, Chancery Office, 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
SANDWICH ISLANDS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, The Hawaii State Library, 478 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.
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