State of Hawaii, Department of Health Vital Records
Who is Eligible to Apply for a Genealogy Request?
Any private individual or individual employed, endorsed, or sponsored by a governmental or private organization or agency, working on genealogy projects may apply for issuance of copies of vital records on file with the Department of Health. Any applicant seeking issuance of copies of vital records of events that occurred seventy-five years or less prior to the current year must establish a direct and tangible interest in the records to be eligible for them (see Certified Copies for more information).
How to Apply for a Genealogy Request
State Department of Health
Microfilm copies of selected vital records indexes are available at the Hawaii State Library (Main Library), located at 478 South King Street in Honolulu, Hawaii and Pacific Collection. Call (808) 586-3535 for further information.
Indexes to birth records for the years 1896-1909 are available at the Hawaii State Library (Main Library, Hilo, Kahului, Kaneohe, Lihue, and Kailua-Kona), and the University of Hawaii Library, Hawaiian Collection. These are indexes only. Actual birth records are with the Department of Health. Call (808) 956-8264 for further information.
Microfilm copies of selected vital records are available at the Genealogical Society of Utah’s Family History Centers in Hawaii. For further information, call one of the following Centers: