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HWST 341: Moʻokūʻauhau: Other Land Research Resources

This guide was created for the students of HWST 341 to help them with their personal genealogy research. There is special emphasis on land-related resources.

Map of Oʻahu, S.P. Kalama, 1838

Using Land Records for Genealogy Research

  1. Look at Hawaiian Kingdom Land Documents
    1. AVA Konohiki provides access to Buke Māhele, LCA Indicies, and Native & Foreign Testimonies
    2. OHA's Papakilo Database searches across multiple collections, including Bishop Museum, Genealogy Indexes, Hawaiʻi State Archives Land Index, Hawaiian National Bibliography, Māhele ʻĀina Index, and Nūpepa.
  2. Look at Tax Map Information for Today
    1. Tax Maps from State of Hawaii DAGS
    2. Bureau of Conveyances Name Search provides an index for land transactions that took place from 1976-present.
  3. Use OHA's Kīpuka Database to contextualize historical and contemporary data
    1. Kīpuka visually displays (through a Hawaiian land organization system) data from TMKs, Historic Sites, Land Awards and Crown Lands.