Hawaii Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Hawaii death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Hawaii death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Hawaii death certificates is available below.

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Hawaii death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Hawaii death records, Hawaii death ceritificates, Hawaii death notices, Hawaii death indexes, and other related Hawaii genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Hawaii. We also suggest searching for "Hawaii death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Hawaii Death Certificates

Hawaii has birth and death records beginning in 1853. Prior to 1896, however, the records are incomplete. Early vital records were kept by local government authorities and clergymen. There are a few missionary reports that date back as early as 1826. They are on file at the Hawaii State Archives, the Department of Health, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Honolulu, and many are at the FHL in Salt Lake City. Since 1911, delayed birth certificates can be applied for in Hawaii. They often contain valuable genealogical information. The FHL has seventy microfilm rolls of delayed birth records for Hawaii. This collection contains 50,000 delayed birth records and covers the period from 1859 to 1903, with indexes from 1859 to 1938. Most records are now deposited with the State Department of Health.

For birth, marriage, and death records, write:

Hawaii Department of Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801-9984

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