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Hawaiʻi - Census 1878 Enumeration Sheets

Enumeration sheets for Hawaii Census 1878

While the 1878 census covered all the islands, unfortunately, these are only enumeration sheets that survived for the 1878 census.

Historic maps to help pinpoint locations

1876 Map of the Hawaiian Islands

1886 The Hawaiian Islands

1887 The Hawaiian Islands and Craters


This digital collection was created to help kānaka locate their ancestors in the 1878 census. Digital images are from the census microfilm reel. It is available online in the Hawaiʻi State Archive's Census Collection. Mahalo nui to them for digitizing and making it available.

Locations are listed by island, district, and place names. They are arranged in the order they appeared on the microfilm and are written as they appeared as well. If place names are misspelled, corrected place names are in brackets. This collection helps one browse family names by locations. Due to increased indexing, some names are searchable in Family Search's collection Hawaii Island Census Records, 1878-1896.

This digital collection is possible because of our Native Hawaiian Student Services' Kekaulike Internship intern, Cayli Rose Santana, who spent many hours sorting digital microfilm images.

A special mahalo to Native Hawaiian Student Services for the continued support and aloha for UHM's Hawaiian Collection. This digital collection is inspired by their vision and mission of, "Growing Hawaiian Leaders, Strengthening Hawaiian Research, and Empowering the Lāhui." We hope this digital collection will further their work by helping the lāhui connect with the ea of their ancestors from the 1870s.