Hawaii Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Deaths and Burials Index
Collection years 1862-1919
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What is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1862 to 1919. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information is found in these records: • Name of individual • Birthdate of individual • Birthplace of individual • Names of parents • Birth place of parents An example of an indexed record:

Halia smith Hawaii Deaths and Burials
Name Halia Smith
Gender Female
Death Date 18 May 1921
Death Place Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii
Age 30
Birth Date 1891
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Wm. J. Smith
Father's Name Kia Kaluna
Mother's Name Kahulu

Collection Contents

Coverage Table

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1852-1933 Marriages, 1826-1922 Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919
Hawaii 20,217 0 5,397
Hawaii (State) 70,199 63,359 25,032
Honolulu 34,096 24,058 19,578
Kalawao 0 0 534
Kauai 11,480 1,933 3,624
Maui 12,943 5,686 5,665
Oahu 2,057 8,835 45,689
Total 150,992 103,871 105,519


For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate place or date of death.

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Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing this Collection

Citing sources correctly makes it easier to refer to information which has already been found, so proper citations can help to keep track of research. Correct citations also allow others to check completed research by allowing them find and examine records for themselves.

‘’’Collection Citation’’’

"Hawaii, Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017.Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Collection Citation:

"Hawaii, Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Hawaii Deaths and Burials, 1862-1919.


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