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How to Obtain Hawaii Death Certificates

The Hawaii state has birth and death records since 1853 which were maintained by the county clerks of the specific counties. The statewide registration was neither formal nor mandatory till 1896. The churches and the midwives were the ones responsible for the recording of these vital statistics and then registering all the records with themselves and with the town offices as well. There are some evidences of recording of this vital data which dates back as early as 1826 but it cannot be taken as authentic as there is no one who can assure the authenticity of the available data. Many of the older records of these vital statistics are available at the Hawaii State Archives. In 1911, the Hawaiian government also started to issue delayed birth certificates as well. In context of genealogical information vital records are considered to be an important aspect. More than 70 microfilm rolls are available at FHL Hawaii of delayed birth records. The collection of the microfilm rolls covers the period of 1859 to 1903 and have around 50,000 delayed birth records. In recent days, you can access the vital records of the state of Hawaii from the State Department of Health.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Hawaii County Death Records

Hawaii County
City of Honolulu
County of Honolulu
Kauai County
Maui County Kalawao County


Hawaii Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Hawaii Department of Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801-9984