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Use The 1890 Kingdom of Hawaii Directory to Find Sugar Plantation Laborers

Use The 1890 Kingdom of Hawaii Directory to Find Sugar Plantation Laborers

I have had the chance to view the “Directory and Handbook of the Kingdom of Hawaii” for 1890.  This is an important resource for Hawaii genealogists as it one of the first to include sugar plantation laborers. How to Access this Directory It is available online though the University of Hawaii at Mano’a website.  It is in PDF format and can be found under the title “1890: Directory and Handbook of the Kingdom of Hawaii“. If you have access to…

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Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Government Office Holders

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Government Office Holders

Our next stop on the archives tour takes us to the Government Office Holders index cards.  Each entry in this collection includes information on folks who held office Hawaiian government and the various office names. Go to the Government Office Holders main page. You have three choices: Search, Office Name A-Z, and Personal Names A-Z Click on Search.  Enter any keyword you’d like to search by.  Note that you can use multiple keywords with the qualifier “all” or “some”. We’ll…

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Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Genealogical Indexes

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Genealogical Indexes

The first stop on our tour is the Genealogical Indexes.  The online description says this is an index to marriages, divorces, probates, wills, and citizenship records for 1826 to 1929.  As with all Hawaiian collections, this is not a complete index. There are two ways to access these indexes:  Browse and Search. Let’s look at the browse screen.  Click on the browse link above. What you see is all the indexes available divided into categories.  They are: Marriages – Hawaii…

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Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour Overview

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour Overview

You may not know it, but the Hawaii State Archives has been very quietly adding indexes and digitized records to its website.  There is a wealth of information being added.  Alot of these documents have been difficult to find because of the confusing nature of Hawaiian research and the fact that many online genealogy websites have overlooked the state. I’m going to dedicate a few posts to the collection so that those researching in Hawaii will have an idea of…

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