Hilo Hawaii Family History Center

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Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 1373 Kilauea Ave Hilo HI 96720 United States
  • Use the South entrance and parking lot.
  • Language:English


  • 1-808-935-0711


  • HI_Hilo@ldsmail.net

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-8:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major Holidays: Closed last two weeks in December:

Calendar and Events:  

Upcoming Events:  

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings

Hilo Hawaii Stake
Family Discovery Day
2015 Theme: “Linking into the Past”
Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Family History Genealogy Conference, now called Family Discovery Day will be held on July 11, 2015 at the Hilo Hawaii Stake Center at 1373 Kilauea Ave, next to 7-11. This year we'll have story telling and computer surprises allowing you to discover more tools that can be used in Linking into the Past”

Keynote Speaker is Ceci Hao who was bestowed at the age of 17 with the highest title a woman can have in Samoa’s traditional society — a “Taupou” — invites you to join her as she recounts the heartbreak and triumph of her epic return to Faleapuna, her village of Samoa, as a navigator aboard Hōkūleʻa. Listen as she retraces her ancestral connections through her 1,000-nautical mile voyage from Aitutaki to ʻUpolu, Samoa, in her venture to fulfill a promise she made to her grandfather to “navigate and return to their islands the way her ancestors once did.

Pre-registration by going to online to lds.org or type into hilohawaiistakefamily historycenter.org or register on the day of the conference. Registration begins at 7:30 am. Conference and lunch is FREE.

Workshops to include: "In Search of my Quaker Ancestors, "Stories of West Hawaii", "Preparing For Our Inevitable Future", "Researching My German Ancestry-Haasenritter", "Philipines the other melting pot of the Pacific", “Mo'okū'auhau A Mō'aukala He Ho'okahi Nō; History & Genealogy, One And The Same”, “Tracing Your Genealogy-Just A Swab Away", "How to Trace Japanese Records", "Linking into Indexing", "Getting to Know Family Search Levels 1, 2 & 3" and "Understanding Hawaiian Stories and Chants; Linking into the Past”.

Center Resources


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