Genealogy: Hawaii, Library and society resource list

Hawaii, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (3)

  1. Archives Division:  http://www.state.hi.us/dags/archives/
  2. Hawaiian Historical Society:  http://www.hawaiianhistory.org/
  3. Hawaii State Public Library System:  http://www.hcc.hawaii.edu/hspls/

University Archives and Collections (7)

  1. Brigham Young University Hawaii:   http://w2.byuh.edu/library/archives/index.htm
  2. Iolani School:   http://www.iolani.honolulu.hi.us/Library/archives.html
  3. Kamehameha Schools:   http://kapalama.ksbe.edu/archives/
  4. Punahou School Archives:   http://www.punahou.edu/libraries/Archives/
  5. University of Hawai’i at Hilo:   http://library.uhh.hawaii.edu/research_tools/guides/hawn_collection.htm
  6. University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu. Center for Labor Education and Research:   http://homepages.uhwo.hawaii.edu/clear/library.html
  7. University of Hawaii at Manoa. Special Collections:   http://www2.hawaii.edu/~speccoll/welcome.html

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (2)

  1. Honolulu–Hawaii Medical Library, Mamiya Medical Heritage Center:  http://hml.org/mmhc/index.html
  2. Honolulu–City and County of Honolulu:   http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us/csd/lrmb/references.htm#records

Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives (6)

  1. Bishop Museum:   http://www.bishopmuseum.org/research/cultstud/libarch/archmanu.html
  2. Hawaiian Historical Society:   http://www.hawaiianhistory.org/libmain.html
  3. Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society:   http://www.lava.net/~mhm/lib.htm
  4. Maui Historical Society:   http://www.mauimuseum.org/archives1.html
  5. Pacific Tsunami Museum:   http://tsunami.org/archives.htm
  6. USS Arizona Memorial:  http://data2.itc.nps.gov/museum/mcollectiondetail.cfm?area=co&alphacode=usar

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. Electronic Databases – Hawaii State Public Library System:  http://www.state.hi.us/libraries/hsl/databases.html

This site provides access to over 50 commercial electronic databases of magazines, newspapers, and other materials.

Digital Library Collections (3)

  1. Hawai’i Digital Library. Hilo, HI: Hale Kuamo’o and others:    http://hawaiidigitallibrary.org/
  2. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library:    http://ulukau.org/
  3. University of Hawaii Libraries, Image Repository:    http://library.manoa.hawaii.edu/