You'll love this if:
- You're getting started tracing your ancestors in Hawaii
- You want new ideas and resources to get past a Hawaii brick wall
- Your genealogy search is focused mainly on Hawaii —you don't need the full State Research Guides collection
Trace your Hawaii ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:
- a how-to article detailing Hawaii's history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
- the best websites, books and other resources for Hawaii research, handpicked by our editors and experts
- listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
- descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors' lives and times, including visitor information
- timeline of key events in the state's history
- full-color map to put your research in geographical context
Here's a sampling of the helpful tips you'll get in the Hawaii guide:
- In 1810, King Kamehameha established a monarchy that lasted most of the century, despite invasion attempts by the Russians in 1815 and the French in 1849. Christian missionaries' religious incursion, beginning in 1820, would prove more lasting:
- Don't let Hawaii's relatively recent statehood discourage you: Its vital- record-keeping predates many older states', beginning with missionary records as early as 1826.
- 1-2 sentence tip about another record type, preferably something unique to the state
Plus, each guide contains active web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.