Browsing FamilySearch.org this week I found a new to me database. The Hawaii, Kauai County Obituaries, 1982-2010 have been digitized and are available online for free.
What You’ll Find in This Database
The source material is original newspaper obituaries. I found copies of original obituaries and some transcriptions. It’s possible that the transcriptions are web version of the newspaper print edition.
These are full obituaries complete not summaries. Some have photographs if they were included in the obituary.
Every name in the obituary has been indexed, so it appears that there are more obituaries than there really are.
How To Search This Database
- Go to www.familysearch.org
- Click on Search from the menu.
- Scroll down to Collection Title and enter: hawaii, kauai county, obituaries with the commas. You should see the title in the dropped down list.
- Select the title, then start searching!
I recommend starting with surname searches until you have a feel for what’s in the database and how names are indexed.