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HWST 341: Mo'okū'auhau: Hawaiian Genealogies Research: Immigration Records

Background Information

Records of immigration to Hawaii from 1842 to June 1900 are at the State Archives, and a card index is available.

Immigration records after 1900 including Koreans, Okinawans, Russians, Spanish, Puerto Ricans, and later groups of Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese are with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. 

The Research Process

Getting Started: How do I find Immigration Records?
Immigration Records are located at the Hawaii state Archives. In order to find these records, you will need to look through the Passenger Manifest Indexes. Passenger Manifest Indexes both online and on microfilm are listed in the next column.

Passenger Ship Manifests