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

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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 … Continued

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Government Office Holders

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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 … Continued

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour: Genealogical Indexes

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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 … Continued

Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection Tour Overview

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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 … Continued