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

The aim of the association is to preserve the genealogy of the Native Hawaiian people through its members' work.  They share 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 in the Islands. 

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

These books include:

  • A Residence in the Sandwich Islands 1839
  • History of the Islands (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 of the Islands

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available on the site.


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 links to other Mayflower Websites.

There is a list of resources on the site, which include:

  • Child Life in Colonial Days and The Children of the Morning Light
  • 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
  • List 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.  The site gives details of several Genealogical Resources in the Hawaiian Islands, including:

  • Bishop Museum Library and Archives
  • Central Union Church Archives
  • Chinese History Center
  • Hawaii Maritime Center
  • Hawaii State Archives
  • Hawaiian Historical Society Library
  • Lyman House Memorial Museum
  • Mission Children's Society Library

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 War
  • List of residents who died in the Vietnam War

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. 

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.