Kalawao County, Hawaii Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/HI_Kalawao.htm Kalawao County Courthouse]<br>Isle of Molokai<br>Kalaupapa, HI;<br>Phone: 808.553.5800&nbsp;<br><br>State Health Department has marriage, death, birth, wills, probate and land records.<br>&nbsp;
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/HI_Kalawao.htm Kalawao County Courthouse]<br>Isle of Molokai<br>Kalaupapa, HI;<br>Phone: 808.553.5800<br><br>State Health Department has marriage, death, birth, wills, probate and land records.<br><br>Does not have a county government. The only law enforcement is a local resident selected by the State Department of Health, which administers the county.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kalawao County, Hawaii page 170, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
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Does not have a county government. The only law enforcement is a local resident selected by the State Department of Health, which administers the county.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kalawao County, Hawaii page 170, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 22:38, 7 December 2012

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County Courthouse

Kalawao County Courthouse
Isle of Molokai
Kalaupapa, HI;
Phone: 808.553.5800

State Health Department has marriage, death, birth, wills, probate and land records.

Does not have a county government. The only law enforcement is a local resident selected by the State Department of Health, which administers the county.[1]

History

The county is on the Kalaupapa Peninsula, on the north coast of the island of Moloka'i. The small peninsula of Kalaupapa is isolated from the rest of Moloka'i by sea cliffs over a quarter-mile high — the only land access is a mule trail.

Kalawao County is a separate county from the rest of Moloka'i, which is part of Maui County. Maui County does not claim jurisdiction over the three villages of Kalaupapa, Kalawao, and Waikolu. Some maps, however, do not show Kalawao as a separate county.

The county is coextensive with the Kalaupapa National Historical Park, and encompasses the Kalaupapa Settlement where the Kingdom of Hawaii, the territory, and the state once exiled persons suffering from leprosy (Hansen's disease) beginning in the 1860s. The quarantine policy was lifted in 1969, after the disease became treatable on an outpatient basis and could be rendered non-contagious. However, many of the resident patients chose to remain, and the state has promised they can stay there for the rest of their lives. No new patients, or other permanent residents, are admitted.

Parent County

1905--Kalawao County was created in 1905 from Maui County. County seat: Kalaupapa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Unincorporated Communities

Kalauppa | Kalawao | Waikolu

Neighboring Counties

Maui

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Kalawao County, Hawaii Genealogy census records online, see: Hawaii Census.


  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kalawao County, Hawaii page 170, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).