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''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Census|U.S. Census ]] >  [[Hawaii|Hawaii]]  >  [[Hawaii Census|Census]]''  
  
=== Existing and lost censuses  ===
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*If at first you don't find a name, try again under [[Spelling Substitution Tables for the United States and Canada|another spelling]].
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*[[Copying Sources|Photocopy]] each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
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*Look for an ancestor in '''''every''''' census during her or his lifetime.
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*On the [[Adding a Custom Event to a PAF Family Group Record|family group record]] show&nbsp;each person's census listings.
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*Study&nbsp;others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in [[Research a Family in Community Context|community context]].
  
For a list of available and missing Hawaii censuses, [[Hawaii Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
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== Availability  ==
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*For a list of the exact date of each federal census, [[Hawaii Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]].
  
'''1900-1930 Census--'''The Family History Library has the U.S. federal censuses of Hawaii for 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. <br>
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'''United States Censuses 1900 and 1920'''—Free Internet census indexes and images to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. These indexes show every name listed on the census, and except for 1920, are also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.
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=== Online Hawaii indexes and images  ===
  
== Historical Background  ==
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{{Census Online Hawaii}}
  
'''1900--'''The Territory of Hawaii was established.
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=== Federal population schedules  ===
  
'''1959--'''Hawaii attained statehood.
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==== Microfilm images  ====
  
== Indexes  ==
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'''United States Census Indexes 1900 and 1920'''—Free Internet census indexes to the [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900], and [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 (partial index only)] can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.
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==== Indexes: fiche, film, or book  ====
  
'''Soundex--'''Soundex or phonetic indexes are available for the 1900, 1920, and 1930 censuses. The 1910 Federal Census has been published (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=587701&disp=Hawaii+1910%20%20&columns=*,0,0 996.9 X22h 1910]).<br>
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For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Hawaii, [[Hawaii Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book|click here]]  
  
'''Ancestry--'''All census records for Hawaii have been indexed at [[Www.ancestry.com|Ancestry]].<br>
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=== State, territorial, republic, and kingdom Censuses  ===
  
== Special Censuses  ==
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*'''1896''' Republic census. Honolulu only.<ref name="Lainh">Ann S. Lainhart, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26517040 State Census Records]'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[{{Lainha}}]], 36.</ref><ref name="Croom">Emily Anne Croom, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29564874 The Genealogist's Companion and Sourcebook]'' (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1994)[[{{Croom}}]], 39.</ref><ref name="HBClatecensus">Hawaii, Bureau of Customs, "Census records, 1878-1896" (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977; Microfilm of originals made at the Archives of Hawaii, Honolulu)[[{{HBClatecensus}}]].</ref>
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*'''1890''' Kingdom census.<ref name="Lainh" /><ref name="Croom" /><ref name="HBClatecensus" />
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*'''1878''' Kingdom census. Hawaii, Maui, Oahu only.<ref name="Lainh" /><ref name="Croom" /><ref name="HBClatecensus" />
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*'''1866''' Kingdom census. Mostly Maui.<ref name="Lainh" /><ref name="Croom" /><ref>Hawaii, Bureau of Customs, "Census file, 1840-1866" and "Census file, 1847-1896" (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; Microfilm of originals made at the Archives of Hawaii, Honolulu)[[{{HBCCensus}}]].</ref>
  
==== Colonial Census<br> ====
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The 1878, 1890, and 1896 censuses are available at the Hawaii State Archives and the Family History Library (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=421797&disp=Census+records%2C+1878-1896++ 1010681-88]). The Hawaii State Archives also has two "census files," 1840 to 1866 and 1847 to 1866, which contain miscellaneous records such as school censuses, population lists, and vital record summaries. The Family History Library has the 1840 to 1866 file on microfilm [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=421789&disp=Census+file%2C+1840-1866++ 1009896 item 1-2].
  
Colonial censuses exist for some portions of Hawaii for 1866, 1878, 1890, and 1896. The 1878 census is for Hilo only, and the 1896 is for the island of Oahu only. The 1890 and 1896 censuses are the most complete. They give the name, age, sex, and birthplace of every person. The 1878, 1890, and 1896 censuses are available at the Hawaii State Archives and the Family History Library (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=421797&disp=Census+records%2C+1878-1896++ 1010681-88]).
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=== Existing and lost censuses ===
 
 
==== Census Files ====
 
 
 
The Hawaii State Archives also has two "census files," 1840 to 1866 and 1847 to 1866, which contain miscellaneous records such as school census, population lists, and vital record summaries (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=421789&disp=Census+file%2C+1840-1866++ 1009896 item 1-2] has records for 1840-1866).<br>
 
 
 
== State and Territorial Censuses  ==
 
 
 
The federal census records 1900-1930 for Hawaii are territorial censuses, since Hawaii was not a state until 1959. For state census records, refer to Colonial census records under Special Censuses.
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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For a list of available and missing Hawaii censuses, [[Hawaii Censuses Existing and Lost|click here]]. <br>
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0 FamilySearch Record Search] has free census indexes and images for 1900; but indexes only for 1920.
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=== Why use a census?  ===
  
Ancestry:&nbsp; [http://www.ancestry.com http://www.ancestry.com]
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A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.  
  
Heritage Quest Online:&nbsp; [http://www.heritagequestonline.com http://www.heritagequestonline.com]
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=== More about censuses  ===
  
Census Online:&nbsp; [http://www.census-online.com/links/HI/ http://www.census-online.com/links/HI/]
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[[United States Census|Click here]] for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:  
  
Genealogy Today:&nbsp; [http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/hi/census.html http://dir.genealogytoday.com/usa/hi/census.html]  
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:*[[United States Census Searching|index searching tips]]
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:*[[United States Census Analyzing Census Data|analyzing and using what you find]]
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:*[[United States Census Accuracy|census accuracy]]
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:*[[United States Census Historical Background|historical background]]
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:*[[United States Census#Contents_of_Federal_Censuses|contents of various census years and types]]
  
Access Genealogy:&nbsp;[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/hawaii.htm http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/hawaii.htm]
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=== Sources and footnotes  ===
  
== References<br> ==
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{{reflist}}
  
''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Hawaii.ASP Hawaii Research Outline]''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
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{{Place|Hawaii}} {{stub}}
  
 
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Revision as of 23:22, 13 February 2010

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Tips
  • If at first you don't find a name, try again under another spelling.
  • Photocopy each ancestor's census. Identify where you found it.
  • Look for an ancestor in every census during her or his lifetime.
  • On the family group record show each person's census listings.
  • Study others in the same household, neighbors, and anyone with the similar names nearby on the census in community context.


  • For a list of the exact date of each federal census, click here.

Online Hawaii indexes and images

Online Federal and State Population Schedules of Hawaii 
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Federal population schedules

Microfilm images

Indexes: fiche, film, or book

For a list of microform and book indexes for the population schedules of Hawaii, click here

State, territorial, republic, and kingdom Censuses

The 1878, 1890, and 1896 censuses are available at the Hawaii State Archives and the Family History Library (Family History Library films 1010681-88). The Hawaii State Archives also has two "census files," 1840 to 1866 and 1847 to 1866, which contain miscellaneous records such as school censuses, population lists, and vital record summaries. The Family History Library has the 1840 to 1866 file on microfilm 1009896 item 1-2.

Existing and lost censuses

For a list of available and missing Hawaii censuses, click here.

Why use a census?

A well-indexed census is one of the easiest ways to locate where an ancestor's family lived and when they lived there. You can also use censuses to follow the changes in a family over time, and identify neighbors. These and other clues provided by censuses are important because they help find additional kinds of records about the family.

More about censuses

Click here for additional details about how to use censuses, such as:

Sources and footnotes

  1. FamilySearch, a free online service of the Family History Library, including free images of many federal censuses, including an index of the 1880 federal census of the United States; connected with 1880 census images provided by Ancestry.com, a subscription site.
  2. Internet Archive, a free online service includes free images of most of the federal censuses.
  3. HeritageQuest has arranged with many subscribing public libraries in the United States to allow users free access on home computers by means of their personal library card numbers. HeritageQuest provides images of all surviving 1790 to 1930 federal censuses, and indexes to many but not all of them.
  4. Fold3, formerly known as Footnote.com, a subscription site partnering with the National Archives and includes some federal censuses. Free access is available at many public libraries.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ancestry.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources. They have three online editions: (1) an FHL edition free only at the Family History Library and a few Family History Centers, (2) a slightly smaller Library edition free only at some public libraries, and (3) a Home edition subscription service for individuals.
  6. Archives.com, a subscription site that provides online indexes and images to all surviving federal census records, among other sources.
  7. FamilyLink.com, a subscription site that provides online images (and some indexes) to all surviving federal and many state census records, among other sources.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[[FHL book 973 X2Lai]], 36.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Emily Anne Croom, The Genealogist's Companion and Sourcebook (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1994)[[]], 39.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Hawaii, Bureau of Customs, "Census records, 1878-1896" (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977; Microfilm of originals made at the Archives of Hawaii, Honolulu)[FHL Film 1010681-88].
  11. Hawaii, Bureau of Customs, "Census file, 1840-1866" and "Census file, 1847-1896" (Salt Lake City: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; Microfilm of originals made at the Archives of Hawaii, Honolulu)[FHL Film 1009896].