The first laws requiring reporting of births and marriages in Hawaii began in 1842, but many of those early records have not survived. In 1896, the Department of Health was given the reasonability for registering births. From 1911-1972, a person born in Hawaii but whose births was not registered could apply for a delayed certificate, commonly known as a Delayed (Hawaiian) Birth Certificate.
Getting Started: How do I find Birth Records?
Birth Records are found at the Department of Health, Hawaii State Archives, and the Hawaii State Library Main Branch. To obtain these records, you will need to consult Birth Record Indexes to see if your kupuna names are listed. UH Manoa has a couple of these indexes (see next column), but you will need to look at the other indexes held exclusively at the Hawaii State Archives and Hawaii State Library Main Branch to be thorough.
Hamilton Library has the following birth records resources
The Hawaii State Archives has the following birth records resources
The Hawaii State Library (Main Branch) has the following birth records resources