Free Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Indexes and Databases

Free Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy Indexes and Databases

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Free databases and indexes that are helpful for researching Portuguese in Hawaii and back to the homeland are available online. Here you’ll find many which should be useful for Portuguese Hawaiian Researchers. Note: I’ve included some California resources as many of our ancestors migrated from Hawaii to California. You may have to state your search in California.


Portuguese Hawaiian Memories by JF Freitas:  Adult Name Index by Island

Alameda County, California Cemetery Inscription Project: Includes St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oakland,1863-1910. CA Cemeteries
Diamond Head Cemetery: Plot Locator
Diamond Head Mortuary:  Obituary Index
FindAGrave:  California Cemeteries
Golden Gate National Cemetery, CA: Cemetery Index
Hawaii Cemetery Project: Currently, several cemeteries for the County of Hawaii are listed. Hawaii Cemeteries-USGenWeb
Hawaii County Cemeteries at Hawaii County Cemeteries
Honolulu County Cemeteries at Honolulu County Cemeteries
Kalawao County Cemeteries at Kalawao County Cemeteries
Kauai County Cemeteries at Kauai County Cemeteries
Maui County Cemeteries at Maui County Cemeteries
Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery (Honolulu, Oahui): Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery – Oahu Island, Hawaii
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Honolulu, Oahu): National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Niulii Cemetery (Niulii, Hawaii): Niulii Cemetery
Veterans Cemetery:SF National Cemetery

1900 US Federal Census:  Indexed and Searchable
1910 US Federal Census: Indexed and Searchable
1920 US Federal Census:  Indexed and Searchable
1930 US Federal Census:  Indexed and Searchable
1940 US Federal Census:  Browse Images for Hawaii (no index) OR Indexed and Searchable
USGenWeb Census Transcription Project (Completed transcriptions): USGenWeb Census Project-Hawaii

Hawaii City Directories: Various years and localities
Sanborn Fire Maps:  Hawaii, 1910-1959

Civil Records:  Ho’ohiki Circuit/Family Court Records, 1983-2017

Hawaii Music Hall of Fame: Honorees

List of well know Portuguese Americans: PAHR Foundation Distinguished Portuguese Americans
Men of Hawaii:  Volumes 1-v (1917-1935)

Government Office Holders: Index 1843-1959
Members of the Hawaii State House: House of Representatives 2010-2017
Members of the Hawaii State Senate: The Senate 2010-2017
The Political Graveyard: Database of Politicians, basic biographical information, and burial info. for some entries. The Political Graveyard

Azorean Passport Index:  1878-1883
Azorean Passports roughly covering 1875-1939 (some years missing): Passaportes
California, Airplane Passenger List from Honoluly, Hawaii:  1947-1948
Hawaii Passenger Index:  Departures, 1942-1943
Honolulu Passenger Index: 1900-1952
Hawaii Passenger Lists:  1900-1953
Migration Project: A database of immigrants, year of birth & death, and where they migrated to. Individuals submit information about their ancestors for the database. Migrations Project – Hawaii
Ship Manifests: Index to the Portuguese
Ship Manifest: Ravenscrag, 1879
Index to the Portuguese: Portuguese Ship Index, 1843-1900
SS Amana from Madeira to Hawaii, 23 Sep 1886 (Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild): ISTG – Amana

Pearl Harbor Casualty List–Military & Civilian (text format): Pearl Harbor Casualty List
State Archives WWI Records:  World War I Service Records

Note: Includes only newspapers with searchable archives.
Chronicling America, Library of Congress: Hawaii Newspapers: Full Newspapers, various years
Garden Island News–Kauai (searchable from 1 Jan 1999 to present):
Hawaii Newspapers/Library Index Hawaiian Newspaper Index (searchable)
Hawaii Obituary Index:  1980 to present
Honolulu Advertiser: The Honolulu Advertiser – Hawai’i
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (searchable from 1996 to present): Honolulu Star-Bulletin News
Obituary Daily Times: Obituary Daily Times
University of Massachusetts, Portuguese Language Newspaper Collection:  Portuguese Hawaiian Newspapers (you will have to select each from the drop down menu)
State of Hawaii Obituary Transcriptions:  Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Kauai Garden Island News, Maui News, Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 1989-2013 (PDF Format)
West Hawaii Today (searchable from 1 Aug 2004 to present): West Hawaii Today

Radford High School Alumni Association: Radford High School Alumni – Honolulu Hawaii
University High School Alumni: (Go to the bottom of the page and look under Classes for names of alumni) Alumni Home Page

Azores Parish Records:  Registos Paroquiais
California Death Index, 1940-2000: CA Death Index
Hawaii Births and Christenings: 1852-1933
Hawaii Deaths and Burials: 1862-1919
Hawaii Marriages:  1826-1922
Madeira Archives:  Vital Records
Madeira Arquivo:  Baptismal records Index: 1860-1911
Madeira Church and Civil Marriages:  Casamento Index: 1539-1911
Madeira Passaports:  Registros dos Passaportes, 1872-1920
Portugal Civil and Church:  Birth, Marriage, and Deaths various parishes
Social Security Death Index: SSDI
Ulukua State Vital Records:  Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Probate, Naturalization, Denization, Passports Indexes
Vital Statistics Collection:  Hawaii, Kauai, Molokai and Niihau, 1828-1929

Updated 30 Mar 2018
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